When it comes to talking Batman, (or anything really) Kevin Conroy has never been one to hold back. He recently criticized Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump and also criticized Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, mainly because of Batman killing in the film:
“In the most recent live action movie, that seems to have been a line that was crossed and it’s not one I’m particularly comfortable with.”
He’s also criticized Christian Bale’s Batman voice, but at a recent panel we attended at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con (that we will have full audio of shortly), Conroy was asked who his favorite live action Batman was, and he offered some high praise for Bale – but still isn’t a fan of his Batman voice:
“When I first heard they were going to have different actors, well I thought – that’s really weird. Why don’t they establish a franchise? Each actor brings such a different art to the character. It’s really fun. I think Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne was probably the best Bruce Wayne. I think the voice he used for Batman was bizarre. I think Ben Affleck – a lot of people gave him a lot of crap for getting cast. People on Twitter were going crazy about it and I said, “Wait a minute, wait a minute. Give him a chance.” I think he surprised a lot of people. He’s really wonderful. He does really well on both Batman and Bruce Wayne. So, I think it’s fun to see different actors what they do with it.”
He also revealed who he thought was the best Joker:
“Like Mark Hamill, I thought was “hands down” the most incredible Joker. But then we saw what Heath Ledger did, and wow this just a crazy amount of crazy. He’s not better than Mark but he’s just another kind of crazy, you know.”
Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill were last seen in the very “meh” animated adaptation of The Killing Joke and are interested in adapting ‘A Death In The Family’ and ‘Hush’ next.