If you think there’s been plenty of news about Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League recently, you’re not wrong. The game is coming out on February 2nd, and a recent preview video highlighted the divisive nature that the game is building up before its release. In short, while the story and characters, along with the cutscenes that have been viewed, are seen as pretty solid, the gameplay and other elements like the “live service” model haven’t made gamers content. There’s plenty of uncertainty going into it all. But, like in all things, there is a small bit of light that everyone can agree is good.
You see, during the preview that happened, one Twitter account got pictures of two plaques that can be found within the game. What do they say? Well, one is “In Loving Memory” to Kevin Conroy, while the other is for Arleen Sorkin.
For those who don’t know, Kevin Conroy was widely regarded as “The Voice of Batman.” He was the one who had the role from the Batman The Animated Series to the Justice League cartoons, multiple films, spinoffs, and yes, the Batman Arkham Trilogy. His take on Batman was iconic, and his last voice-acting credit was in Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League, where he played Batman one last time.
As for Arleen Sorkin, she was the OG Harley Quinn in the TV series alongside Conroy and brought her voice talents back one last time when Arkham Asylum was created. Not-so-ironically, her replacement for the other games, including this one, Tara Strong, made a post about the plaques and the memories that she had with Kevin Conroy:
It’s always sad to lose someone you were close to and admired, and these two were vital in helping not only re-establish certain characters and set a tone for what came next but also breathing life into them in the first place. When we say that Sorkin was the “OG Harley Quinn,” we mean it, as she was the first person to voice the character after she was created for the show. The main writer for the series, Paul Dini, said that he pictured Arleen Sorkin specifically for the role after they created Harley.
As for Kevin, he wasn’t sure he would be “right” for the role but revealed that he went into a “dark” place during his audition and that when he was done, the whole place went quiet because they realized they had found their Batman.
The rest is history, and now, they are a part of it forever.