Arkham Origins developer WB Montreal has passed on casting Kevin Conroy, who has voiced Batman in multiple titles since Batman: The Animated Series, as Batman in the upcoming videogame. WB Montreal stated that since Arkham Origins is an origin story featuring Bruce Wayne in his younger years, they’re looking for someone younger to fill the role. While fans of Conroy’s voice work as the caped crusader will be disappointed, it is understandable that they’d cast an actor with a younger sounding voice to portray Batman in his earlier years. No news as to whether or not Mark Hamill will reprise his role as The Joker.
Wow. I’m stunned. I was already leery of the game because of Paul Dini not returning as writer and Rocksteady not developing. PASS on Kevin Conroy? Yeah, I think I’m going to pass on Arkham Origins.
Yeah. From the beginning it almost seemed like they’re making this game simply to have another installment in a wildly successful franchise. I’m sure the gameplay formula will be solid, but will there be any worthwhile evolutions to make this a must-buy? That plus all of your concerns make it seem doubtful… like it will just be a heartless new title that does little to warrant its existence. I could be wrong, though!
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You don’t pass on Kevin Conroy! Kevin Conroy passes on YOU! Seriously, with Paul Dini not writing it, Mark Hammil and Kevin Conroy not back and Rocksteady Studios not developing it….there’s little but the name connecting this now to the previous Arkham games.
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