Kevin Conroy, most notable for his voiceover work as Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and the subsequent series and Batman-related spin-off movies that helped compile the DC Animated Universe throughout the 1990s and early-noughties, looks set to reprise his role as the Dark Knight in the Arrowverse’s upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
Conroy, who has also voiced the billionaire and vigilante in a variety of computer games including the Batman: Arkham series and Injustice 2, has been confirmed to appear in the five-episode crossover event based on the famous milestone comic-book event as a live-action incarnation of the character he has become famous for voicing for twenty-seven years in a variety of different incarnations.
Kevin Conroy’s new turn as a live-action version of the Caped Crusader sees him being a future version of Batman rather than the Bruce Wayne of Earth-1 who was confirmed to exist in last year’s four-episode crossover Elseworlds when Batwoman was introduced portrayed by Ruby Rose who takes on the mantle of the Bat after Wayne leaves Gotham.
As well as the DC Animated Universe of the 90s and the aforementioned video games, Conroy also voiced the Dark Knight in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies prior to the movie franchise’s Flashpoint Paradox, as well as Batman’s father Thomas Wayne in the 2015 movie Batman vs. Robin.
Crisis on Infinite Earths, which is a comic-book story featuring many different versions of well-known superheroes and supervillains, is set to feature multiple different heroes and villains from multiple universes including Cress Williams making Black Lightning finally part of the Arrowverse, Brandon Routh as Superman from the Kingdom Come series and Burt Ward, known for portraying Dick Grayson/Robin in the 1960s Batman series alongside he late Adam West, in an undisclosed role.
The crossover event centres on a variety of our favourite superheroes and villains doing battle with the villainous Anti-Monitor, an evolved version of the Monitor who will be also be portrayed by the latter’s actor from last year’s Elseworlds crossover event LaMonica Garrett.
In the comic-book crossover, the Anti-Monitor succeeded in destroying multiple realities and was only stopped with the sacrifice of several superheroes including The Flash and Supergirl.
In the Arrowverse, fans already know that Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow will most likely sacrifice himself during the event as the climax of Season 7 of Arrow saw him leave Earth with The Monitor.
Crisis on Infinite Earths will be told over five episodes:
- Supergirl – Sunday, December 8th (8/7c)
- Batwoman – Monday, December 9th (8/7c)
- The Flash – Tuesday, December 10th (8/7c)
- Arrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (8/7c)
- Legends of Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (9/8c)