Mark Hamill Says He's Not Done Playing the Joker After The Killing Joke

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 3:17PM
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 3:17PM
Mark Hamill Says He's Not Done Playing the Joker After The Killing Joke
Mark Hamill is at it again. In his typically cryptic and cheeky fashion, the Star Wars and DC actor teased his fans that his upcoming performance in Batman: The Killing Joke is not his last time playing the Crown Prince of Crime.

Hamill first started playing the Joker in Batman the Animated Series in 1992, which has long been hailed as the definitive adaptation of the character (while Heath Ledger's Joker is likely the definitive live-action adaptation). He came out of a long retirement from the character to do The Killing Joke, as he always promised he would if the film was ever made, but now he's hinting that this is not necessarily his swan song.


To be fair, Hamill is usually fairly sarcastic on his Twitter, and the fan question explicitly said, "Please say no." So it's possible that he was just teasing, and some fans certainly took it that way:



But still, he probably wouldn't say this if there weren't a good chance that he'll return to the role, especially since this isn't his first hint that he isn't finished with the character. He is continually saying things like "I just can't quit [the Joker]," so he clearly wants us to speculate. Whether it will actually come to fruition will likely depend on the projects DC has planned, but it seems fairly likely.



Batman: The Killing Joke will debut for fans at SDCC on July 22, will have a one-night-only theatrical release on July 25, will be released digitally on July 26, and will finally hit Blu-ray on August 2.
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