In 2011, Mark Hamill retired as the familiar voice of the Joker, having starred in countless DC animated television shows, video games and movies. When fans cried out, Hamill did respond by saying that an animated version of Batman: The Killing Joke, Alan Moore’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, could tempt him out of retirement. Fast forward four years and the stars have aligned to reintroduce the world to Luke’s perfect cackle. Collider has reported that Hamill has already recorded his voice acting for the film, which is due out direct-to-video in 2016.
The Killing Joke is widely known as one of DC’s darker graphic novels. Not only does it tell the story of the Joker’s origin, but it also deals several significant and shocking blows to the Gordon family. Needless to say, any animated adaptation will probably come with a strict rating – certainly not for the kiddies.