Although the trailer for “Batman: Arkham Origins” just recently dropped, it seems as though another “Batman: Arkham” game is already in the works. In a now-deleted tweet on Kevin Conroy’s Twitter account, the fan-favorite Batman voice actor clarified his comments at Dallas Comic Con, which led many fans to believe he would return as the Dark Knight for “Arkham Origins.” While the tweet has since been deleted, Batman-News.com has posted a screen capture of the tweet.
While the Twitter account isn’t verified, PR representative for DC animated projects Gary Miereanu confirmed on Twitter that the account is Conroy’s.
Conroy has deleted the tweet, but this isn’t the first time the voice actor has inadvertently revealed projects he’s currently working on. He revealed his involvement in “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” animated film during a podcast nearly a year before the film was officially announced. Indeed, Conroy’s comments at Dallas Comic Con certainly would make more sense if there’s another Arkham game in the works — especially considering Roger Craig Smith is slated to play Batman in “Arkham Origins.”
“It’s an unbelievable game,” Conroy said at Dallas Comic Con of the now-unknown installment in the “Arkham” franchise. “I still can’t say anything about it […] but it’s amazing. It’s a huge, huge cast, and a big story, and it took almost a year to write and put together. They’ve been working on it for a long time.”
Conroy’s comments also call into question who “they” are. WB Games Montreal is the studio working on “Batman: Arkham Origins,” having taken the reins from “Arkham City” developer Rocksteady Studios — but what if Rocksteady couldn’t take on “Arkham Origins” because they’re working on another installment in the “Arkham” franchise that stars Kevin Conroy? It’s all conjecture for now, but Conroy’s comments may indicate that Rocksteady isn’t out of the Batman universe just yet.
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