Batman: The Killing Joke will be released shortly, and as part of our coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2016 we had the opportunity to be part of the ’roundtable’ interview process with the team behind the highly anticipated animated film. Batman: The Killing Joke animated film is based on the iconic graphic novel, and with its ‘R’ rating has generated plenty of hype.
We sat with the following cast and team members:
Bruce Timm Executive Producer
Sam Liu Director
Brian Azzarello Screenplay
Kevin Conroy voice of Bruce Wayne / Batman
Tara Strong voice of Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
Ray Wise voice of Commissioner Gordon
The World Premiere was hosted (by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) at SDCC2016 on Friday.
Batman: The Killing Joke will screen in over 1,000 North American theaters on Monday, July 25. The film will screen at 7:00pm and 10:00 pm (local time). The theatrical event will also include “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,” and a “special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated.” Fathom Events recently announced a second night of theatrical screenings for the film on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:30pm and 10pm. You can buy tickets here.
Batman: The Killing Joke will release on blu-ray on Aug. 2. If you’d prefer to own a digital copy, you can purchase one on July 26. The deluxe edition and combo pack versions of the movie will also come with two 22-minute episodes of The New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series. Two featurettes, “Madness Set to Music” and “Many Shades of the Joker: The Tale of the Killing Joke,” will also be included. The deluxe edition also comes with a limited edition Joker figurine.
When you get to watch the film, be sure to connect with us on our social media platforms and let us know what you thought!