The upcoming DC Universe original animated film Batman: The Killing Joke will be released in cinemas for one night only on Sunday the 24th of July.
The Killing Joke is one of the most iconic Batman graphic-novels to have ever been published so we’re really looking forward to the animated film adaptation of it.
The plot revolves around Batman’s greatest nemesis, The Joker – giving us an insight into the characters psyche, as well as a look into his past and first fateful encounter with Batman.
The Killing Joke graphic novel, written by comic legend Alan Moore was originally released in 1988 and has held up after 28 years, as it was recently ranked the best-selling graphic novel of 2015.
The animated film features the voices of Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively.
Also featured are Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games), as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon.
Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a script by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello.
The cinematic release will be followed by a digital release on the 27th of July along with a Blu-Ray/DVD release on the 3rd of August.
Tickets are now available at all cinemas that are screening the film and you can book tickets for your preferred cinema on the following page:
As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.