Kevin Conroy On Why Batman Doesn’t kill

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Kevin Conroy has been the voice of the Dark Knight for children growing up watching comic book cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series in the 90's, and in many ways, the actor's voice has become the symbol of Batman.

Sitting down to speak with Den of Geek at this year's New York Comic-Con, Conroy decided to weigh in on Batman's decision against killing, saying that it's the vigilante's adversity towards killing that drew him to the character.


"I personally don't think Batman kills, and I love that about him. That was something they established early on and it ended up benefiting them so enormously because years later they realized, ‘Wait a minute, we have this rogues gallery of crazy villains and they're all in Arkham Asylum. Let's get em! Let's get them out of there and let's open it up.' And then you had the whole Arkham series of games that they were able to do out of that. If he'd killed any of those people, they wouldn't have been available, you know what I mean? I love the fact that he doesn't kill."

Conroy's comments seem to come as a reflection towards criticism against the DC Extended Universe Batman's openness to kill. Though Ben Affleck's version of the Caped Crusader has been regarded by many as the best live-action version of The Dark Knight, others find it upsetting that the DCEU's Batman would willing harm and kill his enemies.

Hopefully that will change when Justice League comes around this month.

Justice League premieres on November 17, 2017.

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