Batman: The Killing Joke is transitioning from its comic form to an animated film. A lengthy preview has appeared for the film, detailing the creation process, the choices the team made and the fact that this serves as a new Barbara Gordon character piece. This film has no release date yet, but it will show up this summer at an even at San Diego Comic Con.
Mark Hamill has often said that he’s had enough of playing The Joker. Can you blame the guy? He’s been doing it off and on ever since Batman: The Animated Series started, including a few appearances in video games.
What if they animated series team took a stab at The Killing Joke? Yep, Hamill’s in. “If people want to see a really nasty, vile Joker,” Hamill explains in the sneak peak above, “this is the one.”
If you’ve never read Batman: The Killing Joke and you want to avoid even the most minor of spoilers, stop reading here. The video below, too, is a bit of a spoiler for this story.
Hamill’s right! The Joker has always been a horrific character, for sure. However, the Joker that shows up in The Killing Joke is one of the most extreme versions. He’s revolting, from start to finish, and I’d argue that it’s some of the best stuff that’s ever been written for the character.
Oh yeah, Batman’s in it, too. So’s the original cast.