Kevin Conroy who is best known for his iconic tenure as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC Animated Universe between 1992 and 2006, as well as later portrayals, spoke with ComicBook.com about Ben Affleck as Batman, the character in general, The Killing Joke animated movie and more.
So what do you think of Ben Affleck? I’m sure you’ve been asked a hundred times, but I haven’t asked you yet!
[Laughs] I think he’s an incredible actor and I’m sure he’s going to be wonderful in it. I don’t know what to say; I know that there’s a lot of controversy about it.
Because you’ve done such a breadth of work with him, you got to play Bruce Wayne more than anybody. In a feature, typically there isn’t a lot of Bruce Wayne. Is that an area where you really feel like you’ve been able to put your stamp?
I do think the fact that I did two different voices early on resonated with people; they understood what that was about.
I never understood how the wealthiest and most powerful guy in a city could put on a mask and nobody knew it was him, you know? There had to be a better disguise than that.
And then having the Batman persona be the natural persona, not the costume, but having Bruce Wayne be the costume, I think was something the fans really got into, too. They appreciated that take on the character.
I really got into the psychology of the character; I understood him. Everyone has a public and a private persona, and we spend our lives I think trying to reconcile those. I really related to that in a very personal way.
I know you can’t talk about anything upcoming for you, but are you excited to hear Mark doing The Killing Joke?
Well, I don’t think that’s been determined. I know there’s a lot of rumors about it. A lot of that is wishful thinking. I hope they do it; I really hope they do it, and I would love to do it with Mark, but as far as I know, there’s still no answer. There’s a big push for it with the fans, and I know that Mark would love to do it and I would love to do it.
You can read the full interview on ComicBook.com.
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