Written by Lewis Mainwaring
Since it’s announcement by producer Bruce Timm during the Justice League: Gods and Monsters panel at San Diego Comic-Con ’15, there has been a lot of excitement and anticipation for this animated film with both Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.
DC Comics also announced that the animated feature would, in all likelihood, warrant an R-rating, allowing it to remain true to its source material (Click link below to see the sneak peek).
In this featurette released today (3rd April), DC explored the history of one of the most controversial Joker origin stories.
The video features several major players from the production, including executive producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, and DC’s creative director of animation Mike Carlin. It also gives fans a taste of Conroy, Hamill, Tara Strong (as Batgirl) and Ray Wise (as Commissioner Gordon) in their roles.
The Killing Joke is universally seen as one of the best graphic novels in history and from this sneak peek is looks like the animation team at DC are doing the source material justice!
As a 90’s child Batman: The Animated Series which rang from 1992-1995; was my first taste of the Batman universe so to see both Conroy and Hamill portraying these roles again bring a shiver down this geeks spine !!!
Batman: The Killing Joke will premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and will release in the summer of 2016 !!!!