In reams and reams of stories about Batman that have been written, Alan Moore‘s “Batman: The Killing Joke” is a seminal and highly influential text. And last year, fans got some exciting news that Warner Bros. was adapting the material for an animated movie, and reportedly going R-rated with it. While we’ll have to wait and see if that latter scenario plays out, the first teaser certainly sets up a very dark picture.
Mark Hamill, who has voiced The Joker in a handful of previous efforts, returns here as the iconic villain, with the story detailing how his life fell apart, leading him to become the baddie. Even more Batgirl/Barbara Gordon and the rise of The Oracle also feature in the tale. Meanwhile, a ten minute featurette reveals more footage and goes deeper into the production, and bringing this story to life.