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Kevin Perez

"All it takes is one bad day."

For years, fans of Batman and the Joker have praised the one-shot story of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke. The imagery of Barbra Gordon being shot and paralyzed, the Joker's monologues and origin, and the controversial ending of the story it's self on whether Batman let his arch nemesis live and have his final laugh or meet his demise.

Gentle hand on the shoulder or hands at throat?
Gentle hand on the shoulder or hands at throat?

In my opinion, it is one of the most grotesque and disturbing stories of the Caped Crusader and his willful foe -- and that is what makes it so freaking great.

The Animated Adaptation

Apparently I'm not the only one that believes this since Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have gone and made an animated adaptation to the critically-acclaimed graphic novel!

And who better to voice the Dark Knight and The Clown Prince of Crime in this R-rated animated adaptation of the twisted tale, than the two voice actors that portrayed them in your favorite Saturday-morning cartoon version of Batman: The Animated Series: Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker.

These two blessed my childhood. Your turn, adulthood.
These two blessed my childhood. Your turn, adulthood.

But Wait, Folks! That's Not All!

Not only will WB/DC Entertainment be premiering the highly-anticipated film at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 on July 22nd and releasing it on Digital HD (July 26th) & Blu-Ray/DVD (August 2nd), they will also be bringing their latest animated film to the silver screen -- for one night only!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events have announced a partnership to release "Batman: The Killing Joke" in select theaters on Monday, July 25
According to an official statement, the R-rated animated film will screen 7:30pm and 10:00 pm (local time) as part of a theatrical event that will include "a never-before- seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan" before the film screens, and a "special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated" after the film rolls

So you're telling me that not only will lucky fans (including me) be able to see the comic-to-film adaption of The Killing Joke on the big screen, but we also get to see a mini-documentary of Luke Skywalker becoming The Joker behind-the-scenes after the credits, too?!

Count me in!

You tell 'em, Fallon and JT!
You tell 'em, Fallon and JT!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 17th through Fathom Events' website ( or at any of the participating movie theaters' box office. Be sure to get your tickets to be among the lucky fans to see the film, before it's premiere at SDCC and elsewhere!

Source: CBR (Comic Book Resources)


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