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Here’s your first animated look at Batman: The Killing Joke

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Update: Here’s the first trailer!

If you had to compile a list of the best Joker stories ever told, The Killing Joke would most likely be the number one result across a wide variety of listicles. Possibly just ahead of that time the Joker was obsessed with boners. It’s not just one of the finest Batman stories ever told, but one of the defining tales featuring the Joker and his ongoing war with the Batman.

It’s a simple enough tale, one wherein the Joker sets out to prove that anyone can be driven to his level of insanity. All it takes, is one really bad day. That possibly involves being stripped, beaten and being given some photos of your half-naked daughter slowly bleeding to death from a gunshot wound to the gut that has left her paralysed below the waist.

A new featurette for the film (Which has since vanished) and a brief teaser for The Killing Joke has popped up online. Here’s the half-minute video featuring Mark Hamill’s creepiest Joker laugh ever:

And here’s a gallery of screenshots to go with it:

It’s an odd blend of styles. Brian Bolland’s iconic art hasn’t been wholly preserved, but enough of it is certainly there to keep up appearances. Meanwhile, the rest of the film looks like it’ll be keeping as much of the wide-angle art as intact as possible by recreating several panels in animated form. According to the removed featurette, The Killing Joke will also include more Barbara Gordon content as well as a new prologue.

It’s a film I’m genuinely looking forward to, especially after Justice League Vs Teen Titans proved to be an unexpectedly fun movie over the weekend. There’s plenty of A-grade talent behind this upcoming adaptation, that includes the best pairing of Batman and the Joker when it comes to voice actors.

Last Updated: April 4, 2016

24 Comments

  1. I cannot wait for this.

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  2. Ryanza

    April 4, 2016 at 15:11

    DC knows how to make good animated movies. The Killing Joke should be fucking good because Mark hamill and the proper Batman.

    Superman vs Gigli oh it was just so shit.

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 4, 2016 at 15:13

    Mark is the best Joker for me

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 4, 2016 at 15:15

      That laugh. Best laugh ever! Just imagine him sneaking in as the Joker in Ben Affleck’s version of Batman O_o

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  4. Hammersteyn

    April 4, 2016 at 15:14

    If it’s half as good as Dark Knight Returns I’d be happy. Also mentioning Justice League Vs Teen Titans, that’s the second time they show Superman and Wonder Woman dating. I think that’s pretty cool

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    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      April 4, 2016 at 15:27

      Under the Red hood was pretty cool too
      Not to mention Bad Blood

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 4, 2016 at 15:27

        I enjoyed UtRH quite a bit

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 4, 2016 at 15:28

        Bad Blood is due for me to watch this week

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 4, 2016 at 15:28

        DC animated movies >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Marvel

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        • Captain JJ the Isolated

          April 4, 2016 at 15:28

          Marvel has animated movies? 😛

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          • Hammersteyn

            April 4, 2016 at 15:28

            Disney PG kak for the most part

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 4, 2016 at 15:29

            Yea, exactly
            I remember a time when Disney still had creativity. It was a long time ago.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 4, 2016 at 15:30

            …in a galaxy far, far away

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 4, 2016 at 15:31

            They wish
            The story in that movie had about as much creativity as a glass of water.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 4, 2016 at 15:33

            I found the water to have a better plot. I mean two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen? Genius!

          • Hammersteyn

            April 4, 2016 at 15:43

            True, but I’d take vanilla any day over the wasabi, mopani worm and curry flavoured scoops of ice cream we got served with the prequels

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 4, 2016 at 15:50

            As much as I hate most of what the prequels did, parts of their story were way more original and interesting than the new one was.
            The new movie was mostly just repeats of the 70-80s movies with CGI and a different angles. I enjoyed the movie, don’t get me wrong, but it felt typical Disney. I was underwhelmed.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 4, 2016 at 15:55

            True, but the nostalgia was strong

  5. Ryanza

    April 4, 2016 at 15:24

    • Ryanza

      April 4, 2016 at 15:26

      No1 like Mark but Troy gets close.

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    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      April 4, 2016 at 15:26

      Interesting blank comments
      (I can’t watch YouTube at work, so it’s just blank)

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  6. iusedtobe(a)regular

    April 4, 2016 at 15:46

    At least he doesnt look like that ridiculous clown Leto is sporting.

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    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      April 4, 2016 at 15:47

      Nothing can look that ridiculous.

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  7. Francois Knoetze

    April 6, 2016 at 08:56

    Darryn do you by any chance have a list of the must watch Batman animated movies?

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