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Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy Return for The Killing Joke

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We Finally May Get The Killing Joke Adaptation We’ve All Wanted

It was recently announced that Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s iconic one-shot graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke will be adapted into an animated movie. Even better, Mark Hamill (the legendary voice of the Joker) and Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman) will be returning once again to lend their voices to these iconic comic book characters and long-time enemies for The Killing Joke adaptation. The pair collaborated before in Batman: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992 to 1995.

Tara Strong will join them as Barbara Gordon (the real name of the character Batgirl) and Ray Wise will give his voice to Batgirl’s father, Commissioner Gordon. These actors have worked together on many Batman animated movies (such as Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, etc.) and some video games, such as Arkham Asylum.

Both Hamill and Conroy were very excited to replay their roles as Joker and Batman, respectively. Here’s what Hamill had to say about him working together with Conroy again: “The chance to work once again with Kevin Conroy, my favorite Batman, in what some consider the definitive origin of this iconic villain is a dream come true for me. I am beyond thrilled to return as The Joker in ‘The Killing Joke!’” Conroy also added: “I’ve had the great privilege of voicing Batman for more than two decades, and some of my favorite moments in the recording booth have been alongside Mark Hamill. Mark always enables me to be a better actor. I’m thrilled that we’re both back to bring these characters to life in one of the most heralded Batman/Joker stories of all time.”

Hamill also released the first image from the animated film in a series of tweets:

The world premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke will be during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and it is scheduled to be released in stores on Blu-ray and DVD sometime in the summer of 2016.

Image: DC Comics

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