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Why aren’t you laughing?! It’s the trailer for R-rated BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE!

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We know all about the violent glory that awaits us in the Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition, but 2016 actually also boasts another R-rated tale involving the Dark Knight.

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s 1988 graphic novel, “Batman: The Killing Joke”, is arguably the greatest comic book story ever involving Batman’s nemesis the Joker. It’s an extremely violent and shocking tale, highly controversial for its time. And the upcoming animated feature film adaptation is looking to follow suit as it will be the very first non-PG-13 DC Comics animated movie.

And today we finally have our first proper extended look at it as Yahoo have unveiled the first trailer. It’s just a green band trailer though, so none of that R-rated goodness yet, but it’s still looking pretty great. Check it out below.

Batman: The Killing Joke sees Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their respective Batman: The Animated Series voice roles as Batman and the Joker. There’s no exact scheduled release date yet for the movie, but it will be out later this year.

Last Updated: April 28, 2016

99 Comments

  1. Parents will take their kids to see this as well and immediately regret it, just like they did with deadpool.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 28, 2016 at 11:43

      good

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    • CodeDisQus

      April 28, 2016 at 12:29

      Watched Deadpool, and in the row in front of me was a family with 2 kids, couldn’t be more than 10, that sight was nearly as funny as the movie

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  2. RinceThis

    April 28, 2016 at 11:42

    Still a better movie than BvS *runs

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    • Original Heretic

      April 28, 2016 at 11:44

      Why run? You’re probably very correct with that assessment.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 28, 2016 at 11:47

        Because DC fanbois badly dressed in Batman onesies will attack him in the comment sections

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 28, 2016 at 11:49

          Mine’s not THAT bad.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 11:51

            Except that your bat keeps escaping its cage.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 11:52

            Not just any hoodie can hold back these brows.
            You were talking about my brows this time, right?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 11:52

            Yes……your bats…..

          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 11:52

            Gawd, I hope so.

        • RinceThis

          April 28, 2016 at 11:57

          You DC head!

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 11:57

            At least he has a head! (I have no idea where I’m going with this)

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 11:58

            Umm… 0_O

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:01

            He left out the I and K?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:03

            *ninja edit

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:04

            XD

      • RinceThis

        April 28, 2016 at 11:57

        lol

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 28, 2016 at 11:44

      I’m yet to find ANY live-action DC movie that’s better than the animated ones.
      But Batman v Superman was a cool movie. More original plot than Star Wars Ep VII. There, I said it.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 28, 2016 at 11:45

        Agreed

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      • RinceThis

        April 28, 2016 at 11:57

        Ohhhhhh! Oh no you didn’t!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 28, 2016 at 12:12

          Children don’t lie!

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          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:13

            BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Gasp, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:16

            Poor kids watching Archer, that’s all I’m saying.

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:16

            Ouch, you went all in! Also, if you can watch Dudes and Dragons. Hysterical movie.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:18

            *puts on the list*

      • miaau

        April 28, 2016 at 12:06

        Yes, and?

        Is there a point you are trying to make? Star was Ep VII was, despite a lot of plot holes, plot stealing and crowd pleaser items, a load of fun.

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 28, 2016 at 12:10

          I agree. Ep VII was a lot of fun. But we’re talking about Disney here, the company that has been the posterchild for creativity…and then they do this. It’s damn disappointing. People were right to be afraid of Disney taking over.
          It may have been a fun movie, and it definitely was, but it wasn’t exactly the most memorable. It just saddens me. The, now excluded, lore that exists outside the movie franchise is a thousand times better.

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          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:13

            I have most of the books written (excpet the Jedi Academy CRAP), where the Lore in those books is just gone.

            Grand Admiral Thrawn, Palleon, great characters, on the Empire side, just doing what think is right. Not evil at all. Good stuff. Sad they are gone.

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:14

            Disney IS THE LORE!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:16

            Disney that we knew from childhood is DEAD.

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:21

            all things evolve and change over time. Disney is still very relevant in their market segments, you should see some 4 year old girls and how they respond to the Disney Princess onslaught. It is priceless. Or it should be. But Disney has indeed put a price on Princess’s merchandise. And it raised their bottom line a few years when they started the cartoons about the Princess’s.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:23

            I work with licensed brand, so I do see this. I’ve been to a few too many Princess events in my life, I’ll admit. Kids are still absolutely crazy about it.
            But, that said, I don’t mean that because Disney has changed, there’s nothing. I’m just saying that Disney is not as imaginitive anymore. We’ve got guys like Pixar and other companies filling that role now.

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:26

            http://www.mcngmarketing.com/how-disney-princesses-became-a-multi-billion-dollar-brand/#.VyHkbvn5iUk

            But yes, Pixar certainly does seem to be truly innovating. I wonder how long they can keep that up? These things move in cycles over time, for sure.

            I read an article a few years back in the Time magazine about how Disney made a fortune by deciding to build all their Princess’s into a big brand identity. Marketing won, it worked.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:29

            Oh yes. That I can also confirm. I have meetings about Princess’s alone that span over an hour. They’re really working on building a good brand there, and to get back to the initial thing, that’s my issue: They’re building a Star Wars brand by keeping it slightly generic, which is kind of sad. But it’s business.

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:32

            What the article drove home was how encompassing the Disney strategy is / was. They included EVERY singly medium they could, stage shows, series, short movies, merchandising and a probably several things I would never think of. They mobilised a lot AND got a ton of cash back from that.

            I think we should wait for the Star Wars series they produce and the animated movie I heard was coming and then judge, not on one big budget movie. Big budget movie has to be more pleasing to the general public.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:36

            Agreed.
            Just like how the Clone Wars animated series was probably better than the movies of its day.

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:24

            Good. Racist mice are so 50s…

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:24

            I didn’t really want to say anything, but I always knew you were older than you were letting us believe.

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:25

            It’s the ginger in me. Allows us to live way beyond normal ages…

      • CodeDisQus

        April 28, 2016 at 12:31

        The plot was so original that they took 2 potentially GREAT plots and made 1 super shitty plot from it…..Yea, personally I’d take the less original GOOD plot then the “original” shitty plot any day!

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  3. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 28, 2016 at 11:42

    I watched it this morning and cried a little.
    I hate to say this, but from all I’ve seen Suicide Squad is starting to look like a “crowdpleaser” movie.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 28, 2016 at 11:44

      Harley Quinn is rather pleasing to behold

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      • Original Heretic

        April 28, 2016 at 11:55

        And the award for understatement of the year so far goes to…

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      • Original Heretic

        April 28, 2016 at 11:56

        Margot Robbie adds a B to my Oing.

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 28, 2016 at 11:57

          OingB!
          Sounds nasty.

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          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 11:57

            Only for the dyslexic.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:00

            XD

  4. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 28, 2016 at 11:50

    Has anyone here watched The Batman Brave and Bold animated series? It looks a bit iffy to me, so I’m not sure if I should give it a try. Busy watching Beware the Batman right now, and it’s actually an interesting watch so far.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 28, 2016 at 11:52

      It is campy AF

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 11:53

        Damn. I’ve been through pretty much all of them. What other animated series could Mr Hammer recommend that I have likely not watched yet?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 28, 2016 at 11:54

          One punch man. Finished the first season yesterday. Because you’ve probably seen all the Batman series XD

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 11:56

            I have watched and rewatched all the other Batman series yes 😀
            Hmmm. I’ve heard about One Punch Man.
            How’s Ultimate Spider-Man though? It looks pretty decent.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:02

            Haven’t seen it yet

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:03

            Maybe I should give it a try as well. And I want to check out Spider-Man unlimited. Was around the same time as Batman Beyond, also set in the future. Could be cool to watch again, I can’t remember much about it.

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 11:56

            Season 2 only slated for 2017 😛

    • RinceThis

      April 28, 2016 at 11:57

      No, I don’t watch Bold and the Beautiful bullshit.

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 11:58

        I’d watch something called: Bold and the Beautiful Bullshit. Sounds like a riot.

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        • RinceThis

          April 28, 2016 at 11:59

          Batman: You, you married my twin!

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      • Original Heretic

        April 28, 2016 at 11:58

        More of a Young and the Restless kinda guy, huh?

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        • RinceThis

          April 28, 2016 at 11:59

          There is only 1!

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:00

            Wait wait…what’s that other one called……..
            All my children? I think that’s it…..
            yes, Google confirms. It is sh!t

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:01

            That the name of Zuma’s latest release? 0_O

          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 12:01

            I think I’m getting afraid of how many soap operas can be named here.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:02

            Yea, my knowledge ends there…and of course 7de YAWN.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:02

            Who remembers Santa Barbara?

          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 12:03

            Why would we want to?!?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:04

            It’s scarred me life and my psychiatrist (barmen) says I should talk about it

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:04

            Haha! Yes.

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            I live in a complex with the very name!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:07

            No wonder the show was shite 😛

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:07

            Should’ve expected it from the Southern Suburbs 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 12:12

            I remember. That & Loving were soapie prime time haha.

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:13

            I wish I did not. But I do.

          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 12:02

            Ends there…and then you name another!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:03

            Haha. I know, because it just popped into my head. I don’t like to go back and rewrite comments, so I just added.

          • Original Heretic

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            Do soap operas often just pop in your head? You should see someone about that. Sounds horrendous.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            On the subject. Things on the subject!
            I don’t have to defend myself! 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            Wait….Dallas….who shot JR? JokeR shot JR, JR is Joker.
            http://www.evilenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/tumblr_loq5o7RD4N1qzl8s1o1_400.gif

          • Dresden

            April 28, 2016 at 12:05

            Days Of Our Lives?

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            Ding!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:06

            Fortunately not your life

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:07

            Oi! I have no life!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:07

            Right because then it would be called “Days of our”

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:08

            🙁

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:08

            I live it. Why should I watch?

            Also, I ran out of my anti-delusional meds last week, and now cannot decide if I really did or I imagined it. Is this the matrix? or is this just fantasy? Also, how cool is Bohemian Rhapsody, as a song, as a statement.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 12:09

            Too late, my time has come,
            Sent shivers down my spine,
            Body’s aching all the time.
            Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go,
            Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.

            He sang about The Matrix all this time O____O

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:12

            Yes!

            Yees. Um. What?

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 12:12

            He lost me at “late”…

          • miaau

            April 28, 2016 at 12:15

            Late is not always as life changing as, “Look, the stick has two red lines on it”. Also, which man actually knows beforehand what two bloody red lines means?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 12:17

            Blame the wine! Maybe there really is just one line!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 13:35

            Makes sense doesn’t it? Eerie

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 28, 2016 at 12:01

        Hahaha!

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    • miaau

      April 28, 2016 at 12:05

      It was ok, sort of. It’s Batman, you know?

      but, yeah not as much as fun as the animated movies.

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  5. Avithar

    April 28, 2016 at 12:20

    i cannot wait

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    • miaau

      April 28, 2016 at 12:21

      On topic and all that.

      And yes, it should be a load of fun.

      Reply

      • Avithar

        April 28, 2016 at 14:14

        have to add this to my must have collection of batman stuff

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  6. Aries

    April 28, 2016 at 16:13

    Mark Hamill must be Joker in the next Batman movie(not animated), just that voice

    is insane

    Reply

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