Mark Hamill will break his short lived Joker voice retirement for DC’s new animated feature The Killing Joke.
During the madness of Comic-Con it was revealed that the newest feature animated film would be Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke. Automatically fans everywhere screamed for Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy to reprise their roles as the Clown Prince of Crime and the Dark Knight, shortly after both actors were reunited for the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. DC and Hamill were mum on the casting, but many sources have confirmed that Hamill indeed is voicing the Joker and has already started to record lines.
There is absolutely NO DOUBT that this animated feature will be dark. As someone who has read Moore’s story many times, let me be the first to warn people who have not read this story to be careful with your kids on this one.
The Killing Joke was written in 1988 by Alan Moore and illustrated masterfully by Brian Bolland. This story has held through the Batman mythos as the quintessential Joker story.
There is still no word as to whether Kevin Conroy will be the Batman, but with Hamill in I am almost positive all Conroy has to do is walk in and say, “Where is the script?”