Kevin Conroy, the Voice of the Dark Knight, Wants a Batman Musical

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 8:22PM
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The Killing Joke
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 8:22PM
Kevin Conroy, the Voice of the Dark Knight, Wants a Batman Musical
Every month, thousands of readers kick back with a Batman comic in hand, and many of them hear the same man's voice in their head as they read along. That voice belongs to Kevin Conroy, who has voiced the Dark Knight for almost 25 years now in a number of video games, animated features, and TV shows. There are now multiple generations who, when they think of Batman, hear Conroy's voice ringing in their head. Thankfully, it doesn't look like he's going anywhere anytime soon.

In a recent interview with DC All Access, Conroy got to talk a bit about what it's like to be the voice of the Bat. He also talked some about his beloved coworker, Mark Hamill, and even gave away a few details about the upcoming highly anticipated animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke.



During the interview, Conroy also happened to mention that he'd like to end up doing a Batman musical before hanging up the cape and the cowl. That'd certainly be interesting, and there'd certainly be a ton of fans that'd love to see it, even though there's obviously no high demand for animated superhero musicals. Still, he did get the chance to sing a song as Batman in a Justice League Unlimited episode, and it was actually pretty cool. 



He also mentioned that Batgirl was given an expanded role in the film, but whether or not that's going to prove beneficial for the story remains to be seen. The Killing Joke is one of the Batman stories that is arguably nearest perfection, and expanding Barbara's role in it makes it a totally different monster altogether.

Hopefully, The Killing Joke proves to be just as successful as the comic it's inspired by, and likewise hopefully, Conroy will have the opportunity to continue voicing the Bat for years to come. He's currently onboard for the upcoming Cartoon Network animated series, Justice League Action, so it looks like those hopes about his continued involvement in DC's animation prove to be a reality.
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