Mark Hamill Confirms He's Playing Joker in DC Comics' Batman: The Killing Joke Movie
After Hamill's statement went live, the Star Wars legend took to social media to release the first image from the animated movie, along with a series of quotes which showed he's just as excited about this move as we are.
THE "All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy...Just one bad day." pic.twitter.com/bqzBQPIhOw— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 14, 2016
KILLING "Remember there's always madness... Madness is the emergency exit" pic.twitter.com/hEvNRaxL6e— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 14, 2016
JOKE "If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice" pic.twitter.com/o1ZybkvTwa— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 14, 2016
Kevin Conroy, however, makes Hamill look like a relative rookie when it comes to the DC Comics universe. Voicing Batman across multiple art forms from Video Games to TV Shows to Animated Movies for more than 20 years, Conroy feels as much a part of Batman as dead parents. As part of the announcement, Conroy told CBR that he's relishing the opportunity to perform alongside Mark Hamill once again.
Written by Alan Moore with art from Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is widely regarded as one of the greatest Batman stories of all time. DC's animated movie is set to premiere at this year's San Diego Comic Con before being released to the public later on in the Summer.
For a sample of Hamill's work as Joker, check out some of his best moments in the video below.