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“He’s forever our Batman”: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Brings Back Kevin Conroy as The Dark Knight For One Last Time After Legendary Actor Passed Away at 66

"He's forever our Batman": Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Brings Back Kevin Conroy as The Dark Knight For One Last Time After Legendary Actor Passed Away at 66

Kevin Conroy’s iconic portrayal of the Dark Knight has left perhaps the most valuable impact on the legacy of DC’s Batman, which continues to live on even after his demise.

The American actor’s unfortunate death in November was undoubtedly a shocking blow to people everywhere in the world. But Rocksteady Studios’ new video game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, has done a great job at keeping the actor’s legacy alive by bringing him back as Batman in the game.

Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the video game is set to release next year, but its trailer is enough to bring tears to your eyes as it pays homage to the late actor who voiced Batman in an array of DC’s animated projects.

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Pays Tribute to Kevin Conroy 

A new trailer for the upcoming video game in the Batman: Arkham series titled Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was screened at The Game Awards 2022, leaving the audience in an emotional mess as it paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Kevin Conroy. 

As the trailer ended, the screen read a note which said “Thank You Kevin,” and the Canadian journalist Geoff Keighley who was present at the award ceremony as the host confirmed that Batman is indeed voiced by Conroy in the action-adventure game.

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Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman.
Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman

Conroy, who died on November 10 at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer, was widely recognised as the voice behind Batman in the DC Animated Universe with Batman: The Animated Series (1992) marking his debut as Bruce Wayne. Ever since then, he depicted the character across a plethora of DC animated shows, movies, and even video games for about as long as three decades.

And the legendary actor’s memory will be kept alive in the hearts of DC fans as he will once again reprise the role of the Dark Knight with the character being voiced by Conroy in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. 

The Late Kevin Conroy Will Voice Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

This won’t be the first time Conroy will be serving as the voice behind Batman as the actor represented the Caped Crusader in many of the previous games of Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham series as well, including Batman: Arkham Knight and Batman: Arkham Asylum. 

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A still from the new trailer of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
A glimpse at Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The trailer of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League opened up by granting the audience a peek at Batman’s silhouette before shifting the focus onto The Flash who is barely managing to be conscious after being tormented by the Suicide Squad. But soon, the superhero arrives in the shadows and scares the criminals away after making a powerful and grand entrance. The scene ends with Conroy’s Batman saying the iconic line, “I am Vengeance. I am the Knight. I am Batman.” 

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice will be released on May 26, 2023.

Source: IGN

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.