First Trailer Released for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

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Batman: The Killing Joke Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have released the first official trailer for their next animated installment, Batman: The Killing Joke. Based on the popular graphic novel by Alan Moore and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans), The Killing Joke sees the return of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as the voices of Batman and The Joker, respectively. Coming along for the ride are Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Ray Wise as Commissioner James Gordon.

Unlike previous DC animated films before it, Batman: The Killing Joke will be rated R rather than PG-13. The R rating will hopefully allow this comic book adaptation to remain faithful to its twisted source material.

Additionally, The Killing Joke will include a Batgirl-focused original opening scene that was not included in the original comic. The opening scene, which you can get a glimpse of in the trailer, was most likely added due to the original comic’s length not being enough to be successfully adapted to feature length.

Check out DC Entertainment’s official trailer below and feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Batman: The Killing Joke will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms later this year, and is set to premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International beginning July 21st.