BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Animated Film Might Be Rated R
Batman: The Killing Joke is one of the darkest Batman stories that's been told. I imagine it would be a hard comic to adapt without being slapped with an R rating. Well, it looks like that’s what we’re going to get. During Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Batman: Bad Blood panel at New York Comic Con, producer James Tucker revealed that DC Comics gave them permission to make an R-rated version of the film. Here are a couple tweets from Stitch Kingdom:
Well, he should! I don’t know why he wouldn’t, especially if he has the studio's permission! Tucker went on to clarify later that the rating won’t be decided for a long time. At least they have the option to make it rated R. Do you think they should take this film into R-rated territory?
The film will be based on the controversial and acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. This is an insane story that follows The Joker as he escapes from Arkham Asylum and shoots Barbara Gordon, paralyzing her in order to terrorize her father, Jim Gordon. It's the closest thing we've ever gotten to an origin story for Batman's most terrifying villain.
The animated movie comes out in 2016, and here's the synopsis for the comic:
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham City's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.
Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all?