Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first official trailer for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’. Premiering on Yahoo, the preview teases some of the sinister and twisted moments that underpin the R-rated story, and form what has come to be regarded as the definitive Joker text.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: The Killing Joke is the first ever DC Universe Original Movie to be rated R by the MPAA. The film is based on Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel of the same name that delves into the history of Batman’s greatest foe, The Joker, unravelling the tragedies that created such a character and the twisted antics that now consume his life. It’s gruesome and brutally misogynistic, but hauntingly beautiful, and a “must-see” for any comic book fan.
he film is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Gods and Monsters) and produced by the legendary Bat-master, Bruce Timm. The voice cast is lead by veterans Kevin Conroy (Batman), Mark Hamill (The Joker) and Tara Strong (Barbara Gordon), with Twin Peaks’ Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon.