Batman: The Killing Joke Movie Premiere Date Set for July

batman the killing jokeDC entertainment has announced that Batman: The Killing Joke will premiere in July during SDCC 2016.

The news was revealed by Executive Producer Bruce Timm at Wizard World Comic Con today (via, who also noted that him and his team has had to add story to make The Killing Joke a full feature-length film.

“The one big difference about it, as opposed to those other projects (The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & Part 2), is The Killing Joke… the source material is really not long enough to make an entire feature film out of,” Timm said to ConTV. “So we actually had to add a lot more story to it. Which is tricky. But I think we came up with a really good solution on how that worked.”

Of course, The Killing Joke movie will be based on the original 1988 graphic novel of the same name written by Alan Moore, and it’s widely considered to be one of the best graphic novels of all-time (even holding a 4.5 out of 5.0 on Goodreads). We won’t spoil the story details for you in case you haven’t read the graphic novel yet, but we highly suggest you pick it up while we wait for the movie adaptation.

Meanwhile, we know that Mark Hamill will reprise his role as the Joker. The casting for Batman has yet to be revealed.

You can listen to what Bruce Timm has to say in the video below. Otherwise, stay tuned to for all-things related to the Batman: The Killing Joke movie, which we’re going to be following closely, as well as the other upcoming Batman animated movies.

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