Kevin Conroy Steps Into Christian Bale's Batsuit for Iconic Dark Knight Speech

Image: Warner Bros.
Image: Warner Bros.

During his time starring in Batman: The Animated Series, and in the countless video games, direct-to-video movies, and other spin-offs since then, Kevin Conroy has defined Batman’s voice for an entire generation. Which is why it’s such a delight to hear him become Christopher Nolan’s own Dark Knight.


Over on Nerdist’s Talkin’ Toons, Conroy and fellow voice actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) do a nice table read of the ending moments of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, including Batman’s speech about being the villain Gotham needs after the Joker’s rampage. Also, like, not to be that person, but remember how Batman gave this whole speech about playing the villain and then promptly quit being Batman? Way to go, Christopher Nolan.

You can check it out on Nerdist’s website. But we’ve also got to give props to YouTuber Josh Gaming, who synced the recordings up with the actual footage from The Dark Knight. It might not be perfect, but it’s Batman. He’s already better than perfect.


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Yeah, still makes no fucking sense. Gotham’s population is so realistic and cynical that to suggest you’d arrest The Batman would be political suicide for Dent, but they’re such delicate babies that to reveal that Dent killed the dirty cops and mobsters who murdered his fiancée and fellow district attorney and horrifically scarred him would destroy them!?! A city that embraces vigilant justice would be broken by vigilante justice!?! Gordon can lie and say Batman did the killings but can’t just lie and say The Joker did it? And the cherry on top is to find out years later no one believed him anyway and The Batman is worshipped.

I’d prefer not to connect the best Batman ever with that overrated weak sauce movie.