Kevin Conroy to play older Batman in Arrowverse crossover 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'
This year's Arrowverse crossover event ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ just gets bigger and bigger. Following the news that Brandon Routh will play Superman once more along with Tyler Hoechlin's version, Batman is set to enter the fray too. And Kevin Conroy, the voice behind Batman in numerous animated films and Batman: The Animated Series, will be playing him.
This follows the recent announcement that Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series will also have a role in the crossover, though it is unclear yet whether he'll play an older version of Robin.
That isn't all; while the Black Lightning TV series is thought to be unconnected to the Arrowverse, the cast of that series will put in an appearance too. And finally The Flash's Tom Cavanagh will also play a new character Pariah, who allies himself with the main villain the Anti-Monitor (also played by The Monitor's LaMonica Garret).
This now brings the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' character roster up to the casts of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman, the cast of Black Lightning, two Supermen, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer), Pariah, The Monitor, the Anti-Monitor, Batman and Burt Ward's unspecified character. We're sure there will still be many more surprises to come too.
The storyline of the 80s comic on which the crossover is based resulted in a number of significant superhero deaths and the collapse of the multiverse, unifying all the Earths onto a single plane of existence. Whether 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' does the same, the ramifications are sure to be huge, particularly for shows like Supergirl and Black Lightning.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' will span the five main shows (including Batwoman), split across the traditional mid-season breaks. Here's the US schedule on The CW (Sky One tends to air episodes approximately a week later).
- Supergirl: Sunday, December 8, 2019
- Batwoman: Monday, December 9, 2019
- The Flash: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
- Arrow: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Legends of Tomorrow: Tuesday, January 14, 2020