Kevin Conroy, the man who has voiced the character of Batman in many of his animated iterations, is finally getting to play the character in live-action.
Conroy will appear as an old version of Bruce Wayne (basically his “Batman Beyond” character) in “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” this year’s iteration of The CW’s annual crossover event of its various DC Comics-inspired series like “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow”.
The news was announced today during a panel at the Television Critic Association’s summer event where it was also confirmed characters from “Black Lightning” will also appear in the five-episode event for the first time. This year’s run will air in December and January.
Conroy joins a growing impressive list of former DC superhero actors returning with “Legends of Tomorrow” regular Brandon Routh set to also step back into the role of Clark Kent which he first did in “Superman Returns,” while original 1960s Robin actor Burt Ward will also appear.
Conroy voiced Batman/Bruce Wayne in “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond” and the “Justice League” series and some of the animated films along with the “Batman: Arkham” video game series.