The DC movie universe has been slowly but surely been landing on steadier and steadier feet. While Marvel is focused on making films that are usually as charming and funny as they are thrilling, DC has, for the most part, been focused on being serious, providing dark films that feel very gritty and, in their own way, quite realistic.
While Marvel is clearly and unequivocally killing it in the box office arena, we can’t ignore that DC has been steadily and successfully releasing animated films that are based off of specific storylines in the DC universe. And next on their plate is the highly regarded and critically acclaimed Batman: The Killing Joke, which is an origin story for The Joker, arguably Batman’s most notorious and important arch-nemesis.
The Wiki description reads:
Batman: The Killing Joke provides an origin story for the Joker, an established comic book supervillain. It depicts him as a failed stand-up comedian who agrees to aid a gang of criminals and is thwarted by the superhero Batman before being disfigured; in doing so he is driven insane and attains his supervillain persona.
Frequent Joker voice actor Mark Hamill has stated in the past that he’d love to be a part of the project, calling it, “…a dream unfulfilled.”
Alright comic fans, what do you think? This story has been met with a lot of controversy over the years but is also considered to be one of the most important one-shots in the Batman universe. Think it’s going to be a good story to tackle or is it better left in print form?
Batman: The Killing Joke is coming to animated film 2016 — Just announced by Bruce Timm at our JL: Gods & Monsters panel! #DCSDCC
— DC Comics (@DCComics) July 11, 2015