Ok, look, we’re going to level with you… Killing Joke (the animated movie) was pretty bad.
There, we said it. The graphic novel is untouchable. The animated movie? Not so much… the last 35 minutes are pretty good but they just don’t justify the full slog to get there.
But, it’s not the only great Batman story that we would love to see in animated form.
Personally, I would love to see my all-time favourite Batman story, The Long Halloween, adapted.
But there are others too… other stories that burned into my fanboy memory and resulting in the creation of the Nerd who writes for you right now.
Reports are that at Canada’s 2016 Fan Expo Batman and Joker voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill were asked if there were other Batman tales they’d like to cover… and Conroy asked Hamill: “What do you think about doing Hush?”
Oooooh… Conroy knows his stuff. Then Hamill replied:“What do you think about doing A Death in the Family?”
Hush is a very personal tale for Batman and Bruce Wayne and Death in the Family is very much a Joker tale so it makes sense they’d both be attracted to those.
In Hush a character appeared in Gotham who seemed to know Batman intimately and went out of his way to make his life very difficult. And A Death in the Family is, of course, the famous tale where Joker kills the second Robin, Jason Todd.
Is this the direction the animated DC Universe will go? Well, if the reports are right the titles just rolled off the actors’ tongues. Which means they may recently have been in talks. Or… they both know the Batman and what stories the fans love.
Either way, would you like to see these happen?
Let us know…