Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are set to reprise their roles as Batman and the Joker respectively in a new animated film.
CBR News is reporting that Conroy and Hamill are to put in voice work in Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming film, Batman: The Killing Joke, an adaptation of the one-shot graphic novel penned by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. The Killing Joke is widely considered to be one of the most iconic Joker stories, depicting an origin story for the supervillain and giving us a brutal take on Barbara Gordon’s journey to becoming Oracle.
Conroy and Hamill are renowned for voicing the DC hero and villain, receiving acclaim since first teaming up with voice work in the much-loved Batman: The Animated Series.
Batman: The Killing Joke will see Barbara Gordon voiced by Tara Strong, who previously voiced the character in the CG animated series Beware the Batman.
“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,” CBR quotes Conroy as saying. “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.”
Adds Hamill: “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!”
Batman: The Killing Joke will have its premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego later this year.