Batman: Arkham Origins Not Bringing Back Kevin Conroy?

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Reports are swirling that veteran voice actor Kevin Conroy will not be brought in to do the voice of The Dark Knight in WB Montreal’s prequel [amazon_link id=”B00C7103DO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Batman: Arkham Origins[/amazon_link]. Conroy has been the voice of Batman for over 20 years beginning in 1992 with Batman: The Animated Series.

The studio’a reasoning from reports appears to be they want a younger sounding actor since the game takes place in the hero’s early days. Because Kevin Conroy is not a professional voice actor and could not attempt to do a younger voice I guess.

Sorry for the sour grapes. Conroy has been the voice of Batman for the better part of my lifetime and is the voice I imagine in my head when I read comics. Add to this the fact that Ubisoft is ditching Michael Ironside in favor of a generic sounding every man in the new Splinter Cell and it has not been a fun time.




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