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Kevin Conroy Trades in the Dark Knight to Voice Darth Vader

To kids of the ’90s Kevin Conroy is the definitive Batman, which is why earlier this year when he joined host Rob Paulsen on our Alpha series Talkin’ Toons, we asked the man who voiced the Caped Crusader on the Animated Series to partake in a reading of a scene from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. But that wasn’t the only iconic cinematic moment he’s recreated for us. This week, we asked Conroy back to the show and had him turn his Batarang for a lightsaber to read a scene as Darth Vader.

In this clip from Talkin’ Toons‘ latest episode, Rob read for Luke Skywalker and Conroy played the Sith Lord as the two gave voice to arguably the greatest movie revelation of all-time: when Vader told Luke the truth about his father.

No one would ever want to replace James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader, but damn if Kevin Conroy doesn’t have us at least considering what it would be like to have him in the role instead. There’s just something about his voice that works perfectly for morally ambiguous characters who love wearing black.

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It’s the only place where instead of dying a hero, you live long enough to see yourself start voicing villains, and everyone loves you for it.

What other iconic pop culture character would you love to hear Kevin Conroy read? Give voice to your best suggestions in our comments section below.

Featured Image: Warner Bros. Studios, Lucasfilm

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