Mark Hamill has been voicing The Joker ever since 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series. He has gone on to reprise the role in other film and television appearances in the DC Animated Universe, as well as the Batman: Arkham video game series. To this day, Hamill’s take on The Joker is, in the minds of many fans, the best adaptation of the character to date. While most best recognize Hamill as Star Wars‘ Luke Skywalker, his work on Joker is almost as legendary.
Hamill “retired” from the character with 2011’s Arkham City, although he did voice The Joker in brief hallucination scenes in the recently released Arkham Knight. He previously said he would come out of said retirement for an animated film based on Batman: The Killing Joke, if such a movie would happen. And the movie was announced at Comic-Con this month, with Hamill again expressing interest in returning.
Now, it looks like that is happening. According to Collider, Hamill is indeed returning to the role of The Joker for The Killing Joke. In fact, he has already recorded his voice work for the film. Now, we just have to wait for DC to officially announce the casting. And hopefully, Hamill’s longtime co-star, Kevin Conroy, will also return as Batman in the Bruce Timm-produced adaptation.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. Batman: The Killing Joke released on home video sometime next year.
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