The animated adaptation of the seminal Alan Moore and Brian Bollard comic book has been an eagerly anticipated project since it was first announced. The animated feature will reunite the voice talents of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy as the Joker and Batman respectively. Based on a single issue comic book, the new movie will flesh out some of the story including a lot from Batgirl. Some of the new footage of Batgirl has been featured in the latest edition of DC All Access.
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.
The Killing Joke hits stores on Blu-Ray and DVD August 2, however will also be released in theaters for one-night only. The screening event will be held on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in theaters.