Bruce Timm Says Kevin Conroy Did Not Record Any Voice Work For Batman: Caped Crusader

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Bruce Timm On Kevin Conroy!

So, today. American artist and animator Bruce Timm reacted to the IGN article that was widely circulated yesterday about Kevin Conroy and his involvement in the upcoming animated series Batman: Caped Crusader only on Prime Video.

Here’s what he said on ToonZone:

I have no idea if the CRISIS part of IGN’s supposed scoop is true or not, but Kevin Conroy did not record a voice for CAPED CRUSADER. We were hoping to have him do a voice for the new show (and he was eager to do it) but sadly he passed away before we could make it happen.

As I have to do every so often, I will remind you all once again to take all un-sourced ‘news’ items in the sci-fi/comics/entertainment cybersphere with a huge grain of salt. Occasionally these ‘leaks‘ actually turn out to be true, but often as not they’re just cynical clickbait.

This is undoubtedly a loss for the project and for fans who appreciated his iconic portrayal of the character.

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However, it’s worth noting that Conroy did record lines for other projects before his passing, including Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 3: This animated film, scheduled for release in 2024, will feature Conroy’s final performance as Batman.

Conroy’s career skyrocketed with his starring role in “Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-1995) and its successor, “The New Batman Adventures” (1997-1999). He continued to voice Batman in other shows within the DC Animated Universe, including “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond,” and “Justice League.” His work extended beyond the DC universe, with notable appearances in “Archer,” “Robot Chicken,” and “Harley Quinn.”

However, Conroy’s Batman wasn’t confined to television. He brought the character to life in several animated films, including “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” (1993), “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” (2000), and the critically acclaimed “Batman: The Killing Joke” (2016). He also voiced Batman in direct-to-video releases like “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” (2009) and “Batman: Assault on Arkham” (2014).

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