As every fan of Batman had hoped since it was announced at SDCC this year, Mark Hamill will reprise his (2nd) most memorable acting role, as The Joker in DC Animation’s Batman: The Killing Joke.
Confirmed on Collider.com yesterday, legendary voice of The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, Mark Hamill, will once again voice the “clown prince of crime” for the first time in animated cartoon form since the “Justice League” animated series in 2006.
The Killing Joke is arguably the most iconic Batman story ever conceived. Written by Alan Moore with artwork from Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke blew readers away when it debuted in 1988 focusing on just how sadistic The Joker can be with his attempted murder of Barbara Gordon (paralyzing her from a gunshot) and the kidnapping and mental breaking down of her father, Commissioner Gordon. The content of the book crosses a few lines never expected to be seen in animated form, however, a lot of these lines were crossed in “The Dark Knight Returns” by Frank Miller which translated to the animated version of the film leading to a PG-13 rating.
Next, we can all only hope THE voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, joins the cast as well. I think it’s a sure thing.
The Killing Joke is scheduled to be released next year and is not yet rated.