Monday 13 July 2015

'The Killing Joke' to Become an Animated Film

DC announced a few upcoming animated films at the San Diego Comic Con this past week-end: Batman: Bad Blood (featuring Batwoman), Justice League Vs. Titans; and last but not least, an adaptation of one of the most popular Batman comic books: The Killing Joke.

This 1988 graphic novel, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, provides an origin story for the Joker.

Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) will direct the animated film, which will feature an original 15-minute prologue. Hopefully Mark Hamill will return to voice the Clown Prince of Crime in the feature, as he expressed interest for this particular story a few years ago on twitter:

The Killing Joke, Batman: Bad Blood and Justice League Vs. Titans will be released in 2016.

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