With the Batman: Arkham series seemingly reaching its conclusion in Batman: Arkham Knight, many have speculated what the future may hold for the franchise. Fans have hoped (and dreamed) that there might be another Arkham game in the works. Unfortunately, it took the voice of the Dark Knight himself to shatter our hopes for another instalment.
Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of the Batman, was asked during this year’s Wizard World Nashville what the future had in store for the franchise? Conroy replied that Warner Bros. was not planning on developing another Arkham game:
“I can’t believe that they’re not going to do another one, but they’re not. Isn’t that amazing? They made literally billions of dollars on those games, but no, there’s no plan to do another one. Sorry.”
— Matt Sifford (@KAOTIC24) September 9, 2017
There has been rumours and speculation that Warner Bros. Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, was working on a new game titled Batman: Insurgency. The leak came from a former Warner Bros. Monreal employee.
Although the news is disheartening, seeing as many loved the franchise, all might not be lost. Conroy’s statement could solely refer to the Arkham franchise, which might exclude a new Batman game set outside of Rocksteady’s universe. It could also just mean that Conroy might not be the voice of Batman in the next game and isn’t aware of a new one being developed (which would be a shame). The fact that Roger Craig Smith voiced Batman in Warner Bros. Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins means that he might do it again in their next Batman game.
Who knows? It’s all just mere speculation. However, one thing is for certain, we would love a new Batman game as long as it stays true to Rocksteady’s original vision.