Mark Hamill’s Joker is coming out of retirement for one last laugh.
It was announced Monday the artist formerly known as Luke Skywalker will voice Mr. J once again for DC’s Animated version of “The Killing Joke.”
Plans to finally make an animated feature of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel had been unvelied earlier this month at San Diego Comic Con.
While he had retired The Joker in 2011 after voicing the Clown Prince of Crime in the “Arkham City” video game, Hamill had reportedly expressed interest in returning to the role if “The Killing Joke” were to be made into an animated feature.
Not only did Hamill and fans alike get their wish, but according to Collider, Hamill has already recorded his voice for the feature.
The film will be released direct-to-video next year.
Who’d have thought something so awesome could come from a story revolving around one bad day?
Last week Warner Brothers Pictures and DC Comics turned heads at San Diego Comic Con when the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” trailer was revealed to the public.
We are invited to the journey over filet mignon as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) vaguely discusses her secret government agency A.R.G.U.S’s plans while giving us a brief history of what the Suicide Squad typically is; a random collection of super villains serving as pawns for a covert mission.
Upon Waller’s words we are slowly introduced to the criminals compromising the team with the focus being on Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith).
While there’s not much dialogue going on after the first third, we see enough action and twists that give us plenty inclination of what to expect next summer.
Throughout the trailer, there are snippets of singer Becky Hanson’s remixed cover version of the Bee Gees 1968 top-10 hit “I Started A Joke” playing in the background – an obvious foreshadowing of what we’ve all been waiting for.
Enter Jared Leto’s Joker, who’s seems to bring his own unique brand of sinister to the character on the big screen.
All we need to hear is that giant, menacing belly-laugh of his and we’re convinced.