This summer brought the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, one of the most iconic storylines from the Batman comics. Since the Warner Bros. Animation project was given an R-rating, fans were expecting Batman: The Killing Joke to be the ultimate adaptation of the twisted tale that gives The Joker a most sinister backstory. But instead what we got was a mess of an animated movie that does more of a disservice to Batgirl than anyone had ever anticipated, and the folks at Screen Junkies really unload on it in the Batman The Killing Joke Honest Trailer. Watch it below. Read More »
Want to see some superior, alternate designs for the title villain in X-Men: Apocalypse? When will Deadpool 2 start shooting if all goes well? Who will play the new Vixen in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does Kevin Conroy have to say about the animated Batman: The Killing Joke movie. All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How is DC Comics Rebirth changing the DC Comics universe? Which actors looked the most bored in X-Men: Apocalypse? Why is Rose McGowan pissed off about an X-Men: Apocalypse billboard in Los Angeles? What does Clark Gregg think of the Captain America twist in the comics? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What special features will we find on the Batman: The Killing Joke home video release? Will The Thunderbolts appear in Avengers: Infinity War? Will we finally see the Weapon X version of Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse? How did Kurt Russell make Chris Pratt cry on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Following last month’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a very different Dark Knight takes on a very different nemesis in this year’s other Batman movie, Batman: The Killing Joke. This one, as the title suggests, is an adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s famous comic book storyline, and Warner Bros. / DC has gone to great lengths to make sure it’s the movie fans want. Not only does the animated direct-to-video feature reunite voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, it boasts an R rating, lest you worry it’ll smooth over the darker, uglier aspects of the source material. Watch the first Batman: The Killing Joke trailer below. Read More »
In news that manages to be surprising and entirely unsurprising all at once, Warner Bros. has revealed that their animated adaptation of the infamous comic Batman: The Killing Joke will be rated R. It’s surprising because Warner Bros.’ library of direct-to-DVD movies set in the DC superhero universe have traditionally been produced with younger audiences in mind. Yet, it’s unsurprising because writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland‘s 1988 one-shot is one of the grimmest Batman stories ever created and the last comic you’d want to hand off to the young superhero fan in your life.
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At Comic-Con last summer, we learned that the iconic Batman comic book storyline The Killing Joke was being turned into an animated movie. Just recently it was officially confirmed that Batman: The Animated Series stars Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill would be reprising their roles as Batman and The Joker respectively for the project, complete with executive producer Bruce Timm on board. Now we finally get to see the pages of this controversial storyline in motion as a new featurette has surfaced that dives into the legacy of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s 1988 graphic novel and also gives us a first look at the movie itself.
Watch the Batman The Killing Joke featurette after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
It goes without saying that Mark Hamill‘s most iconic rule is Luke Skywalker. But his second most iconic role is the Joker in the 1990s’ Batman: The Animated Series and beyond. And just as he recently put on Luke’s robes again for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s ready to bust out that Joker laugh one more time.
Following months of rumors, Hamill has officially announced he’ll voice the Joker alongside Kevin Conroy as Batman in Warner Bros. Animation’s Batman: The Killing Joke, an adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s 1988 graphic novel. Making the reveal even sweeter, Hamill has also shared the very first image from the upcoming animated movie. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If any Batman movie demanded an R-rating, it would be an adaptation of The Killing Joke. If any X-Men movie deserved to run a little long, it would be the one that brings the team into conflict with Apocalypse. So that brings us to this news post, which exists to inform you that the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke may get slapped with an R-rating and that X-Men: Apocalypse will probably be the longest X-Men movie yet.
For news on just how long X-Men: Apocalypse will be and details on the first R rated Batman movie, hit the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who’s Tao Okamoto playing in Batman v Superman? Is Jeremy Renner hinting at Hawkeye’s Civil War allegiance? Does Kevin Conroy want to join Mark Hamill in Batman: The Killing Joke? Will Daisy Johnson get a new look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Which Gotham actor just became a series regular? Want a peek at a The Flash Season 1 bonus feature? What does Cobie Smulders have to say about Maria Hill’s future in the MCU? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »