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The Killing Joke is one of the most iconic stories in Batman canon, and for many years fans assumed it would never get a screen adaptation. But thanks to the growing popularity of superhero movies—and a desire for a more “authentic” Batman movie compared to Warner Bros.’ Justice League franchise—it got the greenlight last year.
Fans will recognize plenty of callbacks to the original comic in this trailer, which emphasizes the R-rated nature of the story. Unlike Conroy and Hamill’s previous work in Batman: The Animated Series, this movie isn’t suitable for children.
The movie will premiere at San Diego Comic Con in July and will be released on home video later this summer.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor