‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ gets a sneak peek ahead of release

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We’re big on comic books here at Under The Gun, so we’ve had Batman: The Killing Joke—the upcoming animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s 1988 graphic novel—on our radar for some time now. This weekend, we’ve been blessed with a 10-minute long look at the project.

The video contains scenes from the movie interspersed with interviews from the production team and voice actors talking about the process of adapting one of the most iconic Batman stories of all time. Moore’s grim look at the Joker’s origins and relationship with Batman and Bolland’s fantastic art have proven influential to how the characters are portrayed even today. It’s clear watching the preview that the production team has a love for the source material and are doing their best to create a version of the story worthy of the original. Check out the full sneak peek below.

It’s hard to overstate how important Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill’s return to voice Batman and The Joker is to making the film work. For many, Conroy and Hamill are the definitive voices for the characters. Tara Strong, excellent in past Batman animated features, is also returning to voice Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon. And while he’s never done the role before, Ray Wise’s turn as Commissioner Gordon really works for us so far.

The sneak peek is a must-watch for any Batman fan. The animation looks fantastic, the voice acting is superb, and every scene oozes with the Batman mystique that has made the character an enduring icon in pop culture.

Batman: The Killing Joke will be released in summer 2016, premiering at San Diego Comic-Con.

*Featured image courtesy of DC Comics

Gabe Aikins

Gabe Aikins resides in Michigan and writes with his trusty 18-year-old cat by his side. When not writing, he is more than likely working through his back catalogue of video games or reading a book. Follow him on Twitter to listen to him give opinions on pop culture and yell about sports.
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