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Mark Hamill is voicing The Joker for Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie

07.28.2015

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After it was announced that an animated film based on the Alan Moore graphic novel "Batman: The Killing Joke" was in the works at this year's SDCC, many were hopeful that Mark Hamill would be providing the voice of the Joker, including Hamill, who earlier this month tweeted that he wanted the gig. Collider is reporting that Hamill got his wish, and has actually already recorded his lines for the film.

Mark Hamill has voiced The Joker in almost every non-live-action Batman project featuring the villain, from Batman: The Animated Series to, most recently, Rocksteady Studio's Batman: Arkham Knight. Considered to be one of the best Batman tales of all time, Moore's comic sees the "Clown Prince of Crime" trying to drive Commissioner Gordon crazy in order to prove that anyone could go insane after having "one bad day." I can't even put into words how happy I am that Hamill will be voicing The Joker in an animated version of one of my favorite Batman comics, especially since DC has done an absolutely fantastic job with its animated features.

Sam Liu is directing BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE with Bruce Timm executive producing, and it will be released sometime in 2016, while Mark Hamill will finally return to the big screen as Luke Skywalker when STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015.

Source: Collider

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4:39PM on 07/28/2015

Just to advise

anyone...I mean ANYONE who believes that Joker is Jason Todd is an [link] Moron. I don't care if this gets me banned but I am serious. There is ZERO evidence that Jason Todd is Joker. Just a bunch of Retarded Fans making up any excuse that they can to make themselves believe that "Tattooed Joker" isnt the Joker.
anyone...I mean ANYONE who believes that Joker is Jason Todd is an [link] Moron. I don't care if this gets me banned but I am serious. There is ZERO evidence that Jason Todd is Joker. Just a bunch of Retarded Fans making up any excuse that they can to make themselves believe that "Tattooed Joker" isnt the Joker.
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3:18PM on 07/28/2015

wHy sO sEriOuS?

I knew he would return. Hazaa!!
I knew he would return. Hazaa!!
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2:54PM on 07/28/2015

Pony up DC

Agreeing with Knightvalin. This is 50% perfect. We need to get Conroy on board for this. Thanks for adding the Joker/Skywalker video. I haven't seen that in a while.
Agreeing with Knightvalin. This is 50% perfect. We need to get Conroy on board for this. Thanks for adding the Joker/Skywalker video. I haven't seen that in a while.
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2:16PM on 07/28/2015
this really is a no-brainer. i always hear Conroy and Hamill in my head for every batman comic i've read over the past 20+ years. While losing Conroy could be bad, this adaptation would be nothing without Hamill, he IS the Joker to anyone over the age of 15.
this really is a no-brainer. i always hear Conroy and Hamill in my head for every batman comic i've read over the past 20+ years. While losing Conroy could be bad, this adaptation would be nothing without Hamill, he IS the Joker to anyone over the age of 15.
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1:51PM on 07/28/2015
If they're staying true to the book, this'll be some pretty messed up stuff and should be worth a watch.
Having said that I'm still looking forward to someone asking Alan Moore's opinion.
If they're staying true to the book, this'll be some pretty messed up stuff and should be worth a watch.
Having said that I'm still looking forward to someone asking Alan Moore's opinion.
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1:31PM on 07/28/2015
Would it have worked any other way?
Would it have worked any other way?
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12:33PM on 07/28/2015

There's only one choice for Voice Casting here

....and they've got it 50% right. Now, they have to convince Kevin Conroy to Voice Batman one more time. I know he has said he's done with the character, but this story deserves the two best interpreters of the characters, live action or cartoon. They made such a monumental mess of The Dark Knight Returns with Peter Weller sleepwalking his way through , and whoever they had for the Joker was pathetic. GET THIS RIGHT, DC...Talk to Conroy, get him in the studio, and more to the point, actually
....and they've got it 50% right. Now, they have to convince Kevin Conroy to Voice Batman one more time. I know he has said he's done with the character, but this story deserves the two best interpreters of the characters, live action or cartoon. They made such a monumental mess of The Dark Knight Returns with Peter Weller sleepwalking his way through , and whoever they had for the Joker was pathetic. GET THIS RIGHT, DC...Talk to Conroy, get him in the studio, and more to the point, actually record Hammil and Conroy together , to get them to play off each other...If this happens, take my money now.
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1:31PM on 07/28/2015
I totally agree!!!
I totally agree!!!
2:30PM on 07/28/2015
Conroy has said he wants to do it. So keep your fingers crossed.
Conroy has said he wants to do it. So keep your fingers crossed.
12:30PM on 07/28/2015

File this under "no brainer"

Mark Hamill remains the quintessential Joker, although John DiMaggio did a great job in UNDER THE RED HOOD. I really hope they do a live-action THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS one day, with him playing opposite Ben Affleck.
Mark Hamill remains the quintessential Joker, although John DiMaggio did a great job in UNDER THE RED HOOD. I really hope they do a live-action THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS one day, with him playing opposite Ben Affleck.
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1:33PM on 07/28/2015
It could be possible!! It is rumored Jared Leto isn't the real Joker (hence all the tattoos and hints from the BvS trailer).

People are saying Jason Todd is the Arkham Asylum Joker (since it still takes place like 20 years after Batman has been around) Giving enough time for Joker to have "killed" Jason Todd. Jason Todd always comes back.
It could be possible!! It is rumored Jared Leto isn't the real Joker (hence all the tattoos and hints from the BvS trailer).

People are saying Jason Todd is the Arkham Asylum Joker (since it still takes place like 20 years after Batman has been around) Giving enough time for Joker to have "killed" Jason Todd. Jason Todd always comes back.
12:29PM on 07/28/2015

We got a great glimpse of Killing Joke in Arkham Knight

I really hope this goes over well. I love all the animated movies (except for Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2, it just felt too long and had weird animation).
I really hope this goes over well. I love all the animated movies (except for Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2, it just felt too long and had weird animation).
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12:27PM on 07/28/2015
Whilst I'm always open to new voice-over artists interpreting Batman's world, The Killing Joke isn't worth adapting without Hamill and Conroy.
Whilst I'm always open to new voice-over artists interpreting Batman's world, The Killing Joke isn't worth adapting without Hamill and Conroy.
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11:20AM on 07/28/2015

glad Mark Hamill is having this career renaissance

now that Luke Skywalker and the Joker are relevant again. glad to see him returning to his classic roles, rather than ironically playing himself playing those roles.
now that Luke Skywalker and the Joker are relevant again. glad to see him returning to his classic roles, rather than ironically playing himself playing those roles.
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11:07AM on 07/28/2015
Please tell me Conroy's Batman in this!

My own extra tidbit: I remember in my first year at high school, this guy called Jim Flemmings pulled out a rolled up, tattered copy of The Killing Joke from his back pocket...waved it at me...and said...you know, this is a collectors' edition and it's quite expensive. :o)
Please tell me Conroy's Batman in this!

My own extra tidbit: I remember in my first year at high school, this guy called Jim Flemmings pulled out a rolled up, tattered copy of The Killing Joke from his back pocket...waved it at me...and said...you know, this is a collectors' edition and it's quite expensive. :o)
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10:24AM on 07/28/2015
Hamill will forever remain the quintessential Joker in my psyche.
Hamill will forever remain the quintessential Joker in my psyche.
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10:23AM on 07/28/2015
its cool to see the greatest hero (Luke Skywalker) doing voice for the greatest villain
its cool to see the greatest hero (Luke Skywalker) doing voice for the greatest villain
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11:04AM on 07/28/2015
He's voicing Darth Vader?
He's voicing Darth Vader?
10:22AM on 07/28/2015
Glad to hear another animated Batman movie is on the way, especially with Mark Hamill returns as the voice of Joker.
Glad to hear another animated Batman movie is on the way, especially with Mark Hamill returns as the voice of Joker.
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