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Mark Hamill, who will be the voice of the Joker in the upcoming Batman DC Animated movie- The Killing Joke, has released this one image of what this movie will look like. I am impressed and excited about this project!

Before hand, he released several tweets with the first word in all caps. He definitely knew what he was doing and he is driving his fans insane because of of this! I love it!

The Killing Joke is a graphic novel set within the Batman mythos that received much praise but is also infamous for the depiction of the darkness that the Joker really has within him. Not only does he shoot and cripple Barbara Gordon but he goes so far as to sexually assaulting the former Batgirl. He also has Jim Gordan sexually assaulted as well, while he is forced to see naked pictures of his daughter. It is a very adult and dark look as to what the Joker really is and what he is capable of doing. His hopes were to break the Commissioner and also show that he himself is the result of just one bad day and that this could be replicated. This movie is set to come out late in 2016.

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To DC non-animated fans, it may not seem that exciting, but to read over at Collider.com that Mark Hamill has not only been cast as the voice of the Joker for DC’s upcoming Killing Joke Animated movie, but as already recorded his part, is insanely geektastically awesome! Hamill has voiced the Joker in the Batman Animated series, several DC Animated movies and several video games. Many consider him to be the definitive voice of the Joker.

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If you are unaware, Warner Brothers, through DC Comics recently announced that they would be making an animated movie based on the legendary Killing Joke storyline from Batman Comics. This storyline gives a possible origin story to the Joker, but more importantly, gives Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) a horrific experience of being shot, paralyzed and sexually assaulted by the Joker. It is a very controversial story and many fans never thought that DC would ever produce this on any media format.

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I personally am excited that Hamill agreed to this and I cannot wait to see how this turns out. He is going to nail this role! Kevin Conroy, who is equally notorious as being the definitive voice of Batman, has expressed interest in voicing the Caped Crusader in this animated flick as well. Fingers crossed that he will get it!