Mark Hamill Confirmed to Voice the Joker for The Killing Joke Film

Monday, 27 July 2015 - 5:16PM
DC Comics
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The Killing Joke
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 5:16PM
Mark Hamill Confirmed to Voice the Joker for The Killing Joke Film
When Warner Bros. officially announced that they were adapting The Killing Joke, into an animated film, fans of the infamous graphic novel were overjoyed. And it was common knowledge that everyone would be even more overjoyed if Star Wars's Mark Hamill would reprise his role as the Joker. 

To fans' delight, Hamill was vocal about wanting to reprise his role for The Killing Joke film:



Now, Collider has confirmed that Hamill will, in fact, return to the franchise for the highly anticipated animated movie. Hamill has voiced the DC supervillain in various media in the Batman franchise since Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, and has arguably become the most iconic version of the character, aside from Heath Ledger's interpretation.

The graphic novel on which the film will be based, written by the legendary Alan Moore, is both beloved and controversial, the latter as a result of the treatment of Barbara Gordon. The Joker sexually assaults, shoots, and paralyzes Barbara in order to terrorize her father, in a plot line that seems suspiciously like fridging. The controversy started up again recently when a recent 75th anniversary cover focused on Barbara's disempowerment, and the cover was pulled at the artist's request.

But in any case, it's all about how the story is told, and if Warner Bros. can find a way to tell the story without the misogynistic undertones, then there's no reason not to look forward to this movie. Hamill's voice acting as the Joker is near-universally praised, and once they've gotten that casting right, it's all downhill from there.
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