Batman: The Animated Series is well known as one of the best-animated series’ of all time. Almost 30 years since its premiere, it’s still known among the fans of The Dark Knight and it established Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and other actors as the legends of voice acting.
Conroy, who voiced Batman in the series, also voiced the famous character in numerous other projects, including Justice League and Batman Beyond animated series, as well as video games like Batman: Arkham trilogy and Injustice duology. Conroy also played a live-action Bruce Wayne in Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, and his voice is still unique among the fans of the DC.
Now, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Conroy, John Glover (who voiced The Riddler in the series), and Will Friedle (Terry McGinnis/Batman from Batman Beyond) announced on Los Angeles Comic-Con that they’re attached to return for an audio drama that should continue the events of the famous animated series from the 1990s. Alan Burnett, one of the writers of the original animated series, is developing the project. Danny Elfman will return to compose a music theme.
“It’s a great script by Alan Burnett and it brings back the original cast.”Kevin Conroy
“The Riddler’s back, and he’s evolved in many ways … He understands he’s on the spectrum.”John Glover
Many fans are considering Batman: The Animated Series the definitive Batman project, particularly because of the amazing voice acting. It’s unknown what other actors from the original series might return, but we certainly hope Mark Hamill is in all that as well.
Audio drama isn’t something unfamiliar in the superhero genre. HBOMax developed Batman: The Audio Adventures, in which Jeffrey Wright voiced Batman. Wright will portray James Gordon in Robert Pattinson’s Batman movie next year. Batman Unburied, written by Batman Begins writer David S. Goyer and starring Winston Duke in a titular role can be found on Spotify. Also, Bruce Timm, who also worked on Batman: The Animated Series is developing a new animated Batman show with J.J. Abrams and The Batman director Matt Reeves for HBOMax. It is unknown at the time who will voice Batman in that project for now. But one thing is for sure, it can never be too much of Caped Crusader, in any media.