Batman: The Killing Joke - Animated Movie

Brian Peterson

One of the best, and most loved, Batman graphic novels is coming to film. The Killing Joke will be coming direct to you this July. Fans will finally be able to see the epic struggle Batman goes through with the Clown Prince of Gotham, the Joker. Will Batman break his one rule? Will the Joker get the last laugh? I for one am ecstatic that they are making this into an animated film.

Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy will be reprising the voices for the Joker and the Dark Knight as they did for Batman the Animated Series from the early 90s. This is a nice touch and tie in with these two being the classic voices for these characters. Something to keep in mind before you run out and buy this to watch with the kiddies, the Killing Joke will be R rated. While I am sad I will not be able to show this to my son, it gives me hope that they will keep the film as close to the novel as possible.

If you haven’t read the story before I would highly recommend this to any fan. Keep in mind this is a dark and gritty story, but it did shape DC comics for over 20 years. With fantastic plot twists and an ending that even the most diehard batman fan can agree with the Killing Joke will test the limits of what you can take with just one bad day.

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