More than four months before its premiere, Batman: The Killing Joke is already creating hype as it casts Star Wars? Mark Hamill again to voice one of the most famous villains, the Joker.
Hamill is again the voice actor for the Joker, but not only that, because he will be accompanied by his ?favorite batman? Kevin Conroy. In addition,Tara Strong and Ray Wise will also be taking parts in the animated movie as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon, respectively, according to Comic Book Resources.
?The chance to work 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,? Hamill shared to the outlet as he expressed how excited he is in doing the movie.
On the other hand, Conroy also recalled how great it has been working with Hamill and how the latter affects his acting performances. ?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 bring these characters to life in one of the most heralded Batman/Joker stories of all time,? Conroy shared as reported by Variety.
Now, talking about the movie Batman: The Killing Joke, it is going to be the adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland?s 1988 novel The Killing Joke. However, Comicbook reported that at the last Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Executive Producer Bruce Timm revealed that they have added stories to make it a feature-length film.
?The one big difference about it, as opposed to those other projects (The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 and 2), is The Killing Joke? the source material is really not long enough to make an entire feature film out of. So we actually had to add a lot more story to it. Which is tricky. But I think we came up with a really good solution on how that worked,? Timm said.
Release date of Batman: The Killing Joke is yet to be announced but it is going to premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, which will run from July 21 to 24.