Some extremely exciting news out today if you are fan of ‘The Joker‘. It is official that we are going to be getting an all new animated movie based on the 1988 Graphic Novel, ‘Batman: The Killing Joke‘. Get all the latest on this below, and sound off with your thoughts after the JUMP!
There are a few one-shot graphic novels that every superhero fan should read, and Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland might just be at the top of that list. Published in 1988, the story introduced a tragic backstory for the Joker, directly influencing the complex supervillain we know so well and fear so much today.
The Killing Joke has remained extremely popular since it was first published, and found a resurgence when Heath Ledger drew part of his inspiration from the comic for The Dark Knight Rises. Now, DC Entertainment is finally bringing it to life onscreen. At the San Diego Comic-Con panel for Justice League: Gods and Monsters, animator and producer Bruce Timm announced that the seminal Batman tale will be next on their slate.
That’s right! The Killing Joke will be a full-length animated movie, so we’ll live through some of the grisliest, darkest moments in the Batman universe right on our TVs.