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CONFIRMED: Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy WILL play Joker and Batman in The Killing Joke animated movie PLUS get your FIRST look at the characters in the movie

March 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Well, we’ve known (unofficially) for quite a while now that Batman: The Killing Joke would star two of Batman’s most famous – and animated – actors.

But it’s been confirmed that Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill WILL play Batman and the Joker in the upcoming DC Animated Movie.

But, wait! There’s more! Batman: The Animated Series’ Batgirl, Tara Strong, will voice Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Robocop/Twin Peaks star Ray Wise will voice Commissioner Gordon.

All very cool.

Hamill said: “The chance to work once again with Kevin Conroy, my favorite Batman, in what some consider the definitive origin of this iconic villain is a dream come true for me. I am beyond thrilled to return as The Joker in ‘The Killing Joke!'”

“I’ve had the great privilege of voicing Batman for more than two decades, and some of my favorite moments in the recording booth have been alongside Mark Hamill,” Conroy added.

“Mark always enables me to be a better actor. I’m thrilled that we’re both back to bring these characters to life in one of the most heralded Batman/Joker stories of all time.”

But that’s not all, Hamill has taken the cool to another level and has shared the first look at the movie’s take on Batman and Joker. So good, he shared it three times… with iconic quotes:

Source: CBR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….