The upcoming Warner Bros. Montreal Batman game will be going in a different direction as voice actor Kevin Conroy has confirmed that he will not be returning to the role for the upcoming video game.
Rumors of a new Batman game in development by Warner Bros. Montreal have been floating around for months but the game was seemingly confirmed by a series of social media posts made by the developers. The first post appeared to be a simple Batman symbol on Batman Day before people noticed that other symbols had been flashing on the building as well. The next day Warner Bros. Montreal added further fuel to the fire when they released a vague teaser on their Instagram account with a caption that simply said “Capture the Knight”. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. Montreal’s new Batman game, is being made without Kevin Conroy.
While speaking to JOE.ie, Kevin Conroy confirmed that he would not be reprising his role for the upcoming Batman game:
Kevin Conroy further stated that he did not know why:
“I know. I don’t know why.”
Kevin Conroy has, of course, voiced the character for nearly thirty years. He first lent his voice to the character in Batman: The Animated Series and continued to do so for the various Paul Dini/Bruce Timm animated series. After Justice League: Unlimited concluded, Kevin Conroy would once again voice the character in several of the Batman: Arkham games. Oddly enough, the only Batman: Arkham game that Kevin Conroy did not lend his voice was Warner Bros. Montreal’s previous Batman game, Batman: Arkham Origins where the character was instead voiced by Roger Craig Smith. But, from the look of things, Warner Bros. Montreal will once again be taking a different route with the voice of Batman.
What do you all make of this news? Are you sad to hear that Keven Conroy won’t be voicing Batman for the next video game? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
‘Arrow’ Photos Tease Stephen Amell’s Final Season
A collection of new photos for the eighth and final season of The CW's Arrow teases Stephen Amell's last hurrah as Oliver Queen.
In this gallery of 25 photos, each coming from the first two episodes of season 8, we see Stephen Amell and much of the returning cast of the beloved series involved in situations that will harken back to the first season. It has been said that at least the first episode of season 8 will be a nostalgic trip back to memory lane for Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen.
The first 15 images in this gallery are from Episode 801, entitled "Starling City". The remaining 10 images following it are from Episode 802, entitled "Welcome to Hong Kong". You can start the gallery by clicking "Next".
Are you excited for the season 8 premiere of Stephen Amell's Arrow? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell's Arrow:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow's final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW.
Source: The CW