We are just three weeks away from the start of DC TV’s latest crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, a five-episode spectacular that promises to be the biggest event in television history bringing in former characters and actors from the past 50 years of DC Television.
One such actor to make an appearance in the crossover is Kevin Conroy, most notable for being the voice of Batman. He began in the early 90s with Batman: The Animated Series and continuing his tenure until the mid-noughties with Justice League: Unlimited as well as voicing the Dark Knight in different animated versions throughout the years.
It was confirmed soon after his casting announcement that the veteran Batman voice actor would be appearing in the flesh as an elderly version of the Dark Knight. It has now been speculated based on a set of still released by EW from the upcoming Batwoman hour of Crisis that Kevin Conroy will be portraying Kingdom Come Batman, a character from the same universe as Brandon Routh’s Superman, Earth-22.
What is ‘Kingdom Come’?
Kingdom Come was an Elseworlds miniseries published in 1996 which saw a dystopian future to the world we know from the mainstream DC Comics. In it, Superman and the Justice League are not the traditional good guys fans expect them to be and Batman is the hero trying to keep peace and order in the world.
The set of promotional photos also included new shots of Smallville’s Clark Kent, Brandon Routh as Kingdom Come Superman, Ruby Rose as Batwoman, Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Supergirl’s Clark Kent and Lois Lane and Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen.
The Batwoman episode of the crossover will be Hour Two of the five-episode event, Kevin Conroy’s portrayal of Batman will mark the first time the Caped Crusader will be a non-cameo plot device in the Arrowverse, after being mentioned several times in the various shows that comprise the shared universe as well as appearing in an uncredited capacity in the pilot episode of Batwoman.
Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Two, featuring the Kingdom Come versions of both Batman and Superman portrayed by Kevin Conroy and Brandon Routh respectively, will air on December 9, following Hour One (Supergirl) on December 8 and followed by Hour Three (The Flash) on December 10. Hour Four and Hour Five will air in January 2020.
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