The world lost a gem recently when Kevin Conroy passed away. The voice actor had been the person behind the Caped Crusader since 1992 and was revered as the voice of Batman. Fans of the voice actor mourned due to the loss.
Fans of Kevin Conroy took to Twitter and pleaded that DC Studios shut down their DC Animation Universe (DCAU) in honor of the late actor.
Fans of Kevin Conroy Want The DCAU Shut
Following the death of the voice actor, the people mourned by revering him. Hailed as the best Batman, Kevin Conroy became etched into the hall of voice acting for his contributions. Voicing the character of Bruce Wayne since Batman: The Animated Series in 1992 and since then, every role of Bruce Wayne in the DCAU had been voiced by him.
Fans took to Twitter and expressed their varied opinions on the legacy left behind by the late actor. The question of whether to continue the franchise without him or shut the DCAU entirely down came into question.
I think WB should definitely retire the DCAU and Arkham versions of Batman. Kevin Conroy was one of the things that made these versions great, and I just don’t think they’d work without him. pic.twitter.com/GSJG8XggBC
— Amy 🏳️⚧️ (@comicsAmy) November 11, 2022
well tbf arkham universe won't be showing batman again. DCAU hasn't really had anything since fatal five
— Doctor Shane (@D0ct0rShane) November 12, 2022
If they ever get another voice actor for these versions I'm going to boycott the company
— Future MILF🦇 (@TFoxRNG) November 11, 2022
I think we may get one last Kevin Conroy performance in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, but otherwise I agree. No one else should play those versions of the character.
— Wesley | RIP Kevin Conroy 🦇💔 (@iamtheknight92) November 12, 2022
The people sitting on the other end of the side claimed that this was totally opposite to what Kevin Conroy would want. Claiming that the legacy must continue of the DC Animated Universe, the people found a way to respect Kevin Conroy in their own way.
I disagree, I feel the opposite.
That the way to respect Conroy's legacy and keep it alive, is have Roger Craig Smith continue the work on projects Kevin Conroy would have done going forward, since he sounds very similar, and will always remind us of Kevin and his legacy.
— Lex ( ᒥH⪽ ⊃∪⊃⪽ ) Radu 🎞️ (@MichaelPayneV) November 12, 2022
Kevin is the one who passed, not Batman. He may have been the best, but I don't think that legacy should die just because Kevin did. Find someone who will pay tribute to his voice and continue that legacy. I'm sure that's a great voice match out there somewhere.
— Victor (@VoiceParodies) November 12, 2022
I’d rather he lived on, I don’t know if Kevin would’ve agreed, maybe. But I know Batman would.
As a man he can be destroyed he can pass, but he’s not one man, he’s a symbol, an idea, both should be allowed to live on.
— Alfie Messenger (@alfie_messenger) November 12, 2022
The actor had worked extensively in a singular role spanning almost 3 decades. He was much loved and admired by the people as he had also voiced Batman in the Arkham Games.
How Kevin Conroy Impacted The Lives of People
The actor had recently posted on Instagram about the early struggles of his Hollywood life since coming out as a homosexual. Following his coming out, the actor found peace in voicing Batman since he could be a powerful crime-fighting vigilante with the violence due to witnessing his parent’s murder.
“It seemed to roar from thirty years of frustration, confusion, denial, love, yearning… yearning for what? An anchor, a harbor, a sense of safety, a sense of identity. Yes, I can relate. This is the terrain I know well. I felt Batman rising from deep within.” wrote the actor on his Instagram story.
Many celebrities and well-known people offered their respects and tribute to the late actor including Mark Hamill, who voiced The Joker in the 1990s. Conroy’s representatives confirmed that the actor had died on 10th November 2022 after fighting cancer.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992) is available to stream on HBO Max.