Kevin Conroy will Play Bruce Wayne in Crisis On Infinite Earths

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BY August 4, 2019

The roster of DC legends showing in this year’s annual CW superhero crossover, Crisis On Infinite Earths, keeps growing longer. At the Television Critic’s Association gathering Sunday, the CW announced Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne in the five-episode event. Conroy is best known for being the voice of both Wayne and his masked alter ego starting with Batman The Animated Series in the early 1990s and continuing to play the role in countless other projects, including the popular Arkham trilogy of Batman video games. Still for all the times Conroy provided the voice for the Caped Crusader, he’s never gotten the opportunity to do it in live action, until now.

Bruce Wayne From the Future Comes to Crisis!

One of the great joys of voiceover acting is that actors can play the same role for decades without worrying about aging. Conroy, aged 63, will return as a version of Bruce Wayne most like he played in the Batman Beyond series. An older, wiser Wayne who doesn’t wear the suit anymore. Yet, if you have Bruce Wayne, chance are we might see some version of Batman. Whether it’s the Batman Beyond future-version of the Dark Knight or, perhaps, Conroy will suit up in some armored version of the cape and cowl. Batman rights can be very tricky, but for an event called Crisis On Infinite Earths, some version of Batman has to be a part of it. So, while Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne in the series, whether or not he actually gets to suit up as the Bat himself is a bigger question.

Who Else Will They Get for Crisis On Infinite Earths?

The news that Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne comes just a day after Cress Williams confirmed Black Lightning will take part in some small way. We also know that Burt Ward will return in some form or fashion, perhaps even playing an even older version of Robin. (Though the smart money is on Ward appearing in a cameo role, since he’s mostly retired from acting.) There are surely still some surprises left to be revealed, such as the return of some Smallville characters. Even if Tom Welling doesn’t return, it’s possible that Michael Rosenbaum will return as his version of Lex Luthor. Or other actors from the Smallville Justice League will show up. It’s even possible past movie characters could get in on the fun. Though this will likely happen in the form of footage from the older projects.

Who knows, perhaps since Ryan Reynolds killed a version of himself in the post-credits scene in Deadpool, DC might want to use the Crisis event to bring an end to his Green Lantern universe? Characters from other, perhaps forgotten DC shows, like Birds of Prey or Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman might even turn up. What’s great is that with Crisis On Infinite Earths, literally anything is possible.

Who do you most hope to see in the crossover this year? Are you excited the Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne? Let us know in the comments or by sharing the article on social media.

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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.

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