Legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy is down to star as an older Batman in a live-action Batman Beyond.
Kevin Conroy, who has been the voice of Batman for over a decade across various mediums, is interested in playing an older Batman in live-action Batman Beyond should it happen. Running from 1999 to 2001, Batman Beyond told the story of Terry McGinnis, who took on the moniker of Batman after Bruce Wayne (voiced by Kevin Conroy) was simply too old. In the show, Bruce Wayne/Batman is forced to use a gun against a villain after suffering a heart attack while out on a mission. Realizing he’s too old to be prowling as a Bat, Bruce Wayne allows the younger Terry McGinnis to assume the role of Batman in his own youthful way.
Despite being well-loved by fans, Batman Beyond only lasted three seasons. Discussions of a live-action were happening, but unfortunately they never came to fruition. However, in the past few years, a large market for superhero-based television dramas has appeared, which means that a live-action revival of Batman Beyond could see the light of day. Should the live-action Batman Beyond show take off, Kevin Conroy has expressed interest in playing an older Batman on the show. Asked by a fan on Twitter if he’d take on the role, Kevin Conroy exuded much joy in taking on the role that he voiced nearly two decades ago.
I would love that https://t.co/ExG51RTJlN
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) December 14, 2019
Kevin Conroy recently made his live-action debut as Batman in the Arrowverse crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths, which means he’s more than capable of turning his brief cameo into a full-fledged show. We’ve seen various live-action iterations of Batman, but they all tend to tether along the same line by showcasing Bruce Wayne as the Caped Crusader. A live-action Batman Beyond television show would allow fans to finally see a new Batman shine.
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The first three episodes of Crisis on Infinite Earths have aired on The CW, giving us our first look at Kevin Conroy’s Batman. The Arrowverse crossover will continue with two more episodes that will air in January 2020.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths will also feature appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, Ashley Scott Will as Huntress, and Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.
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