The origin story of one the greatest comic book villains of all time will have a 2 day run in cinemas. Read about The Killing Joke after the jump.
Marvel has a head start on DC when it comes to live action movies. But when it comes to animated movies, DC is most certainly king. Since the release of Superman: Doomsday in 2007, 25 DC animated movies have been released. That’s 13 more than Marvel, and all of them have received positive critical acclaim. They’ve also almost always focused on bringing hugely popular DC comic story arcs to life. So it’s easy to understand why everyone went batshit crazy at the news that the next DC animated movie would be Batman: The Killing Joke. Now there’s news that The Killing Joke will even gets its own short run in cinemas.
The news from Screenrant is that The Killing Joke will appear in theatres for a two night run. The animated adaptation will get its screening on July 25th and July 26th at 7:30pm and 10pm.
The Killing Joke is one of the most well known and well received DC graphic novels.
It was originally written by graphic novel master Alan Moore in 1988, offering an origin story to the clown prince of crime. If you’re not familiar with the story, it follows The Joker from his family-man beginnings as a failed comic to his maddened life of crime. Along the way he also tortures Commissioner Gordon to the point of insanity by crippling his daughter Barbara. Why? Just so her could prove that anyone can be driven mad.
The viewing has been organised by Fathom Events. The original plan was to only preview the animated movie for one night. However, the screening was extended due to massive fan demand. Hit the link to see if it’s showing in a theatre near you.
The illing Joke also has a stellar cast to bring it to life. Jedi Master Mark Hamill returns to his famous role voicing the joker. Kevin Conroy returns to voice Batman, with Tara Strong as Batgirl and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon.
You can also catch Batman: The Killing Joke on Digital HD on July 26th, 2016. The DVD and Blu-Ray will hit the shelves on August 2nd, 2016. Watch this space for all the latest Killing Joke movie news.