If you are at all familiar with the world of Batman, you know the name of Kevin Conroy. For most fans, he is synonymous with the voice of Batman. From Batman: the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and the Batman Arkham games, as well as various animated films. With that in mind, it was exciting for fans to learn that Conroy will be playing Bruce Wayne in the upcoming CW Crisis on Infinite Earths. This will be the first time that Conroy will do a live action appearance as Batman’s alter-ego.
With the five-night epic event rapidly approaching, Conroy discussed with ET, the darker version he will portray.
In this, I explore a lot of [the] dark corners of Bruce Wayne. But they’re different than the ones I explored on Batman Beyond.
During the interview, he also explained the unexpected difficulties he had in playing the familiar character.
It threw me at first. I never approached the character from that physicalized aspect. I always just inhabited him with my voice. When you do that in a recording studio, it’s a very intimate experience. You’re sort of living in your imagination. You do it with your eyes closed and you’re in this other world. And you have Mark Hamill feeding you all the energy you [need], along with the other actors. This was because we always recorded together in the booths.
But to actually be on set, in the physical world, and to be walking as the character. To actually be inhabiting the character in three dimensions, it was a real transition for me. It did take a while to get used to, I have to admit. I was surprised because I know the character so well.
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