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.