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The latest animated film from DC Comics and Warner Bros is a pretty big one if you're a Batman fan (which has to be everyone at this point). It's Batman: The Killing Joke and it feels like Warner Bros is going down a checklist of awesome Batman movie making. Hire the best Batman and Joker voices ever, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill? Check. Make the film R-rated to match the source material? Check. Bring it to theaters for one night only? Check! We've known that The Killing Joke will be a part of a special one-night screening in theaters, but now we know which theaters will be holding the event.
For one night only Fathom Events will hold a special screening of Batman: The Killing Joke. The event will take place on Monday, July, 25 with screen times at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Just seeing the movie on the big screen is cool, but it wouldn't be a special event if there weren't a few extra features. The film will have an introduction from Mark Hamill as well as a documentary about how Hamill first got the role of The Joker and what it means to him. Hamill has been laughing it up as the Joker off and on since 1992, so that should be a fun watch full of all sorts of trivia. And make sure you stay tuned until the end of the movie because the event will end with a behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker's disturbing song and dance number from the comics was made for the film.
Fathom Events has the full list of theaters that will be hosting the event all across the country, so head over to their site to see if there are any theaters near you and to buy your tickets.
This event sounds really cool and I can only hope that the movie itself is good enough to warrant an event like this. The whole thing would be a bummer if the film turned out to be a dud. Here's the trailer for the film to help build up more hype for you Bat Fans.
Batman: The Killing Joke is an acclaimed graphic novel that explores the psyche of the Joker, Batman's determination, and what can happen when you have just one bad day. Written by comics legend Alan Moore, the graphic novel is considered by many fans to be the quintessential Joker origin (in that it clarifies that he has no origin). The film version is executive produced by Bruce Timm, reuniting him with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, making the movie a Batman: The Animated Series reunion. The animated film releases digitally July 26, 2016.