The animated adaptation of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE has been making waves as its July 2016 release date draws ever-nearer. A ten-minute behind-the-scenes-sneak-peek, as well as a more trimmed 24-second teaser trailer leaked onto the internet a few days ago, and were featured briefly on Dailymotion before being taken down by Warner Bros. Currently, it can be found… well, right here, until it hits the official WB Channel:
Longtime DC animation veterans, producer Bruce Timm and director Sam Liu among others, weigh in on the creative process taken to bring the 1988 story from comic book page to film. Perhaps the most exciting part for longtime fans of Batman and the always-classic DC Animated Universe is the return of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Tara Strong to the voice roles of Batman, The Joker, and Barbara Gordon.
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is an adaptation of the one-shot graphic novel of the same name published in 1988, by legendary scribe Alan Moore and renowned artist Brian Bolland. It is generally heralded as one of the greatest Batman stories ever published, for its exploration of a possible origin for The Joker, his relationship with Batman, and how the consequences of his actions transform Barbara Gordon from Batgirl into Oracle.