Mark Hamill Will Voice The Joker in THE KILLING JOKE Animated Film!
Last week we learned that Mark Hamill wanted to come back and voice the Joker in Warner Bros. Animation's film adaptation of The Killing Joke. I'm excited to report that Collider has confirmed through inside sources that Hamill will indeed come back to bring the Joker back to life in one of his most sinister stories ever. It seriously wouldn't make any sense to bring anyone else in to voice the Joker for The Killing Joke. It had to be Hamill; he is the Joker.
The story is based on the controversial and acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. This is an insane story, and it 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 that we've ever got to an origin story for Batman's most terrifying villain.
I really hope that they don't mess this adaptation up. WB's animated films have been hit or miss, and this one has to be done right! Casting Hamill as the Joker is definitely a step in the right direction. 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?