The Killing Joke Is Finally Going To Be An Animated Movie

The Killing Joke Is Finally Going To Be An Animated Movie!

All credit goes to Screen Rant. It was through them that I (Joey Finnegan) read the official announcement. On July 10th, 2015, at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for, “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” the legendary Bruce Timm announced that Alan’s Moore’s, “The Killing Joke,” will be adapted into an animated film.

For those who don’t know the story, here is a short synopsis, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Set in the fictional U.S. city of Gotham, Batman: The Killing Joke provides an origin story for the Joker, an established comic book supervillain. It depicts him as a failed stand-up comedian who agrees to aid a gang of criminals and is thwarted by the superhero Batman before being disfigured; in doing so he is driven insane and attains his supervillain persona.

That is a very basic attempt at summing up the events of this story. I would go deeper, but I don’t want to ruin it for you guys. Instead, I’m going to link this motion comic/audio drama.

By the time it’s over, you’ll be salivating for the upcoming film.

“The Killing Joke” will be released in 2016. The cast has yet to be announced, and as such, all I can do is hope that Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will play Batman and The Joker, respectively.

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