According to Comic Book Resources, the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke will have Mark Hamill returning to the role of the Joker and Kevin Conroy returning to the role of Batman. Tara Strong will voice Barbra Gordon, and Ray Wise will be Jim Gordon.
“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!” Mark Hamil told CBR.
Kevin Conroy seemed equally as pleased:
“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. 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,” said Conroy.
A release date has yet to be set, but The Killing Joke’s world premiere will be at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Are you excited for The Killing Joke? Are you happy that Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are returning to their respective roles?