Redrawn ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Trailer Looks More Like The Comic

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Following the release of the first official clip from Batman: The Killing Joke, Youtube user Plan-Making Mammals has unveiled his version of the trailer for the animated adaptation, which resembles the artwork from the original graphic novel by illustrator Brian Bolland and colorist John Higgins. While this version doesn’t exactly match the artwork from the source material, it’s safe to say that this is probably the next best thing.

You can check out the full redrawn version of the trailer below.

Plus, here’s a comparison video showing the two trailers side by side.

Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

Directed by Sam Liu, Batman: The Killing Joke features the voices of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, John DiMaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, Brian George, Andrew Kishino, Nolan North, Maury Sterling, Bruce Timm and many more.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • xxjinzaxx

    It’s trippy looking.

  • Some guy did this in a short amount of time and yet, WB couldn’t produce a well animated movie with a team of animators? This fails hard when compared to previous WB works like Under the Red Hood. The Killing Joke in the penultimate story of Batman and the Joker, how could WB not produce an animated film at “LEAST” to the level of Under the Red Hood.

    Just sad.