Kevin Conroy On Being In Crisis On Infinite Earths

It’s no secret that this year’s CW “Arrowverse” crossover event, Crisis On Infinite Earths, will feature multiple versions of iconic DC superheroes. Among them will be an older Bruce Wayne, who will be played by veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy.

Conroy took part in several panels during Wizard World Chicago. One panel, which also featured Lois and Clark actor Dean Cain, asked the inevitable question about what this Bruce Wayne will be like.

“Well, I can’t tell you anything because I don’t know anything,” Conroy began “I just know that it’s an older version of Bruce Wayne. I haven’t seen the script. I haven’t seen any sketches, so I don’t know. But I am doing it.

“I think they [the producers] are nervous about actors releasing information,” he speculated.

“Who would you tell?” joked Cain, motioning to the audience.

“They won’t let us see scripts,” Conroy continued, “I honestly don’t know what it’s going to involve.”

One member of the audience asked what it was like to finally be playing Batman in a live-action project.

“I don’t know, it’s a little intimidating,” Conroy began. “I started out in theater in New York, you know. And then I did on-camera television work, and then I sort of stumbled into voice work. Batman was the first animated character I ever auditioned for, and that was in ’91.”

“How’d it go?” joked one audience member, which got a laugh from the crowd.

“But I haven’t done anything on camera… anything really since the late 90s. So a little intimidating. I don’t know what it’s going to be like, to be honest with you. I’ll just approach it like I do any other character. As an acting job.”

Later, when asked about Batman Beyond, in which he voiced an aging Bruce Wayne, Conroy did mention he suspects that he’ll be playing something similar to that version.

“Again, I don’t know because I haven’t seen the script, but I kind of suspect, from what they’re talking about me doing in this, it’s going to be very much like the older Bruce Wayne that I did in Batman Beyond. I think that’s the concept of what the character is going to be, but I don’t know.”

Crisis on Infinite Earths will air on The CW this winter, beginning with the December 8th episode of Supergirl.