Kevin Conroy has been the voice of Batman in animated shows, movies and video games for nearly two decades. And during his C2E2 panel, he was asked to comment on Christian Bale’s voice in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
The question is obviously referring to the bizarre voice that Bale has been using to portray Batman, which has been the focus of many parodies. And you would think that Conroy would have nothing but positive things to say about Bale, but he surprising sided with the fans by agreeing that the voice is terrible.
He said: Bale is an excellent actor. He just got steered wrong. Obviously someone should have stopped him and said “You sound ridiculous.” But no one did. As actors, you have to trust the people on the other side of the camera, because you can’t see what’s going on. You’re working in such a vacuum that you can convince yourself that anything is great. So you need a third eye to tell you that you’re way off base. Unfortunately no one stopped him.
When asked if Warner Bros. has ever requested he dub of The Dark Knight, the entire room laughed with Conroy before he gave an answer. Even better, he starts it off with his version of the awesome movie line, “I’m not wearing hockey pads.” See it for yourself. (Apologies for the audio mix-up near the beginning)
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Here’s the problem I have with Bales’s Batman voice: 😆 😉
As some fan puts it:
Kevin Conroy is Batman as far as I’m concerned, nothing Nolan or Bale have done is ever going to be as good as the animated series. Whenever I read Batman comics its Conroy’s voice speaking in my head.
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