The Batman: The Killing Joke storyline has been made into an animated movie. But this is the first of it’s kind from DC, for this movie has an R rating and is not for the faint of heart. It is a very strong and brutal storyline, bolstered by the returning talents of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Luke, himself, Mark Hamill voicing The Joker. Story synopsis below:
A concerned Batman visits Arkham Asylum and goes to Joker‘s cell. The Joker is sitting alone in his cell, playing with a deck of cards and Batman sits in the opposite end of the table. The Dark Knight tells Joker that the constant madness of their lives must end, or otherwise one of them will surely die at the hands of the other. Joker doesn’t move and keeps playing with the cards, and Batman grabs the clown’s arm, infuriated. Batman notices that he has white stains on his hands and grabs the man in front of him, who is just a man dressed and wearing make-up to look like the Joker. Batman questions the man about the location of the Joker, who has escaped Arkham and is on the loose.
The Killing Joke is set to release some time this year (2016) straight to home media formats.