Mark Hamill is extremely well-known within the pop culture universe as Luke Skywalker and for lending his voice to a series of DC animated shows, movies and games as The Joker. Hamill has taken the role and made it his own, iconic character.
Hamill can next be heard in the upcoming animated feature The Killing Joke but this will not be the last time that fans can enjoy him playing this legendary role. He was asked on Twitter if “@HamillHimself Was the killing joke the last time you’ll do the Joker??? Please say no.” Hamill kept his response simple, saying no.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 13, 2016
The Killing Joke will be released in theaters one day prior to the film’s release. The one-night-only screening event will be held on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in theaters. Meanwhile, the movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD August 2. You can buy your tickets for those screenings here.
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.
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