Kevin Conroy Won’t be Reprising the Role of Batman in Arkham Origins

There’s been some confusion as to whether Kevin Conroy, who’s long played the role of Batman, would be making a return as the Dark Knight in WBIE’s upcoming title, Batman: Arkham Origins. Conroy, who last voiced the character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, was rumored to be reprising his role as an older Batman in the game, which features a much greener Batman as its protagonist. At the recent Dallas Comic Con, Conroy himself stated that he was working on an “Arkham” title.

Today, Arkham Origins Senior Producer Ben Mattes put these rumors to rest in a statement to Joystiq clarifying that Roger Craig Smith will be playing the role of Batman instead of Conroy.

“We’ve got Roger Craig Smith, he’s our Batman. Troy Baker, he’s our Joker. Kevin Conroy, he’s not part of this game,” he said.

Clearly, Conroy was referring to a much different Arkham game that’s currently in development—perhaps one currently in development at Rocksteady rather than Warner Bros. Montreal, which is currently handling Arkham Origins.

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2 Comments on Kevin Conroy Won’t be Reprising the Role of Batman in Arkham Origins


On June 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Wow, are we 2 weeks ago?
Not riffing on gamefront, it’s my favourite gaming site but this has been announced a long time ago.
This has long stopped being news.


On June 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

Really was disappointing news however its been known for weeks. I wasn’t too sure on Rogers voice it sounded too cliché – over doing it a tad from the E3 video however Jokers new voice seems pretty awesome, it kinda did sound like Mark Hamill’s but much younger and slightly less deep – I suppose he hasn’t yet had Batman’s hands around his throat at that point haha. But thats all based on two small sentences from the E3 Trailer video.

Would be awesome if they implemented the fighting style from the Nolan Batman series using Keysi Fighting Method. Would look amazing!

Looking forward to both releases ON PC! Really want a full clarification that Conroy is defiantly back as BATMAN in the next Arkham game weather its an Origins or Arkham City sequel. Praying Rocksteady will develop it by using the mighty Unreal Engine 4 and keeping up with PC visuals PhsyX and DirectX 11!