Fathom Events is bringing a one night special screening of the animated film to select theaters.
Monday July 25th at 7:00pm and 10:00 pm.
Fans of Batman, R-rated cartoons, and expensive popcorn rejoice: Fathom Events will be presenting a special one night screening of the animated Batman: The Killing Joke, before it is released on Blu Ray and DVD on August 2nd, 2016.
Adapted from the best-selling one-shot comic created by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland back in 1988, The Killing Joke is acclaimed as one of the definitive Joker stories, and is widely considered to be one of the best Batman stories ever published. Interwoven with a tale of the Joker kidnapping Commissioner Gordon and assaulting his daughter/niece/whatever she is these days Barbara Gordon, is a look into the possible origins of the Joker himself. The Killing Joke was a notable signpost along the road of the grim and gritty 1980’s. But hey, if the story is too dark for you, just enjoy the pretty Brian Bolland artwork. So pretty.
DC’s animated wing recently made waves when it announced that their upcoming animated adaptation of The Killing Joke was going to have an R rating, which raised questions about just how graphic the film would be. The original story, while certainly mature in nature, wasn’t released with a “Mature Readers” label after all. Are Warner Bros going to push the violence in order to justify the rating? Is Batman going to start swearing like a sailor just so Warner Bros can chase Deadpool dollars?
Whatever the justification, it’s going to be rated R, it’s going to feature the voice-acting of fan favorites Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamill (The Joker), and Batman The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm is returning as executive producer, so it certainly has a pedigree that will make fans take notice.
The special screenings by Fathom will include a special introduction by and documentary about Hamill and his involvement in the project.
Here’s Fathom’s press release, also available here: Tickets go on sale June 17th!
Date: Monday, July 25
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 2 hours (approximate)
Ticketing: Tickets will be available on Friday, June 17! Sign up HERE for an email reminder or text PREMIERES to FATHOM (328466) for event updates.
Special Fathom Feature: Experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated for the film.
Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Comics invite you to a premiere event when Batman: The Killing Joke comes to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Monday, July 25.
Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.
Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.
Be among the first in the world to see the epic, #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel come alive on the big screen!
This film is rated MPAA-R. Bonus content not rated.
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