Get ready to take a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Batman: The Killing Joke tells the tragic, definitive tale of The Joker’s transformation from a failed comedian and family man into an insane criminal due to having “one bad day.” He escapes Arkham Asylum, tortures and shoots Barbara Gordon (a.k.a Batgirl), and uses her attack to push Gotham’s finest, Commissioner Gordon to his wit’s end – all in an effort to prove that anyone can go insane. The R-rated feature film, based on DC’s best-selling yet controversial 1988 graphic novel of the same name, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland is coming to a theater near you.
Due to popular demand, Fathom Events has added a second night and two additional showtimes, giving fans more opportunities to see Batman: The Killing Joke on the big-screen. The movie will now be shown on both Monday July 25th and Tuesday July 26th at 7:30pm and 10pm. You can check for details of local screenings at Fathom Events’ official site.
The exclusive screenings will also include an special introduction from Mark Hamill, the iconic voice of The Joker, which will take audiences behind the scenes of recreating the infamous song and dance scene and show us a never-seen-before documentary about the actor’s passion for the project.
Produced by DC’s Bruce Timm, Batman: The Killing joke is sticking close to its comic book roots in terms of its dark tone and content, hence the R rating. The film will feature an added prequel focusing on Barbara Gordon before she became Batgirl, giving fans a bit more of her backstory before the original plot begins. The outstanding cast features Mark Hamill reprising his role as the voice of The Joker, teaming up once again with Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman (known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series). We’ll also be hearing the voices of Tara Strong as Batgirl and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon.
The fans have spoken (with their wallets) and now have more opportunities to see the movie. Over twenty years of patiently waiting for Batman: The Killing Joke to make the jump from page to screen is a ridiculously long time – making The Joker’s chilling origin story the most anticipated DC animated feature in years. If the film performs exceedingly well, it may pave the way for other straight-to-video animated comic book films to get theatrical releases as well. considering it hasn’t even hit theaters yet, it seems as though the film is making quite an impact already or at least enough to add a second night.
Batman: The Killing Joke will screen on July 25th and 26th and will also be released on Digital HD on July 26th, 2016 and DVD and Blu-Ray on August 2nd, 2016.
Source: Fathom Events