New Trailer for BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE!!

It’s finally here, the first “full” trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke and I didn’t think it was possible to be even more excited than I already was. The movie looks great and the fact that the original players from Batman: The Animated Series are back make this an even more anticipated movie than BVS in my book. This looks like a 100% faithful retelling of the harrowing Alan Moore penned tale from 1988 comic book, The Killing Joke

A couple of weeks ago we were treated to the first teaser trailer and a great behind-the-scenes video that shed light on this iconic story ( which you can see, Here ), so I was surprised to see something else so soon. I guess San Diego is coming up fast, which is where they are premiering the flick.

Before comic book movies became what they are today, I always thought animation was the only way to tell a great comic book story. This looks to be a testament to that. This is the only way to tell this dark and gritty story while retaining it’s comic book roots.

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This is also DC Animated’s first foray into the “R” rated world of cinema. I hope it sells like gangbusters so we can get other adult tales in animated form, like Grant Morrison’s unnerving 1989 graphic novel, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Mike Grell’s 1987 3-part story, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, and  Alan Moore’s take on Swamp Thing. Hell, Morrison’s run on Animal Man would make for a great mind warping “R” rated flick.

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Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamill (Joker)return to play the World’s Greatest Detective and his Arch-nemesis. Also regulars from the Batman animated series Tara Strong (Batgirl) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon) return. The movie is premiering at San Diego Comic-Con then will be released on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Formats shortly afterwards.

 

 

 

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