News hit the fan that Mark Hamill got the role as the Joker yet again in a DC + WB Animation feature, this time for The Killing Joke, based on the prolific Alan Moore graphic novel. Now Kevin Conroy has shown interest in playing the voice of Batman. Unsurprisingly. Chances are if you have ever watched an animated Batman, the smooth, gravelly tones probably emanated from the pipes of Kevin Conroy. You saw him blatantly claim “I am Batman” in the Batman: Arkham Knight ad.
And what a voice cast that would be. A classic narrative with trusted voice actors.Nevertheless with the possibility of donning the role of the Bat, Conroy is pretty optimistic in his talk with Comicbook.com:
Oh, God! Are you kidding me? I’d do it in a heartbeat. I love working with him. I couldn’t believe when they killed off The Joker. I would love to do it, and I hope that that happens.
We honestly don’t see why this isn’t already a thing. Apparently there’s a petition floating around to get Conroy on board. Let’s see how that turns out.
Description of Batman: The Killing Joke comic reads:
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he¿s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.
Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?
Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature is slated for release in 2016