The first (and hopefully not the last) official trailer of “Batman: The Killing Joke” animated movie is finally out and it is very, very dark indeed.
The film is Warner Bros. and DC Comic’s first superhero animation that has received an R rating. The plot is based on the iconic 1988 one-shot graphic novel written by renown comic book writer Alan Moore and illustrated by veteran artist Brian Bolland.
Voice actors Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, and Tara Strong will reprise their roles as the Joker, Batman, and Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) respectively. The movie will also be produced by Bruce Timm (from “Batman: The Animated Series”), and will be directed by Sam Liu.
“The Killing Joke” is famous for being the Joker’s origin story: a devoted family man and failed stand-up comedian who suffered “one bad day” that finally drove him insane.
The trailer starts off with Batman visiting the Joker in prison, asking him up-front who is going to kill who in the end. Then, it shows the abduction of commissioner Gordon and Barbara Gordon, and it ends with the Joker saying, “All it takes is ‘one bad day'”.
Watch the trailer below:
“Batman: The Killing Joke” premieres at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July, with a release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD later this year.
Source: Screen Rant.