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'Batman: The Killing Joke' comes to life with one-night theatrical release



Long thought of as the definitive Joker story, Batman: The Killing Joke premieres next month at San Diego Comic Con with a DVD and Blu-Ray release soon after.

For those who can't afford the trek to California or just don't want to wait a week for a physical copy, The Killing Joke will have a one-night theatrical premiere in select theaters.

With Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles voicing Batman and the Joker, respectively, The Killing Joke is a one-shot graphic novel following how the Joker came to be.

In between flashbacks of the Joker's graphic and depressing past before his descent into madness, Batman attempts to defeat him once and for all to save Jim Gordon from insanity.

The official premiere of The Killing Joke is July 22 at San Diego Comic Con and will release digitally July 23.

Select theaters will host a one-night showing of The Killing Joke July 25.

In addition to the critically acclaimed story, fans will also get to experience a special introduction from Hamill, a glimpse into how he was cast and what being the Joker means to him as a fan.

As if the already creepy Joker backstory wasn't enough, the theatrical release will end with a behind-the-scenes look at how the Crown Prince of Crime's disturbing song and dance was recreated.

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[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2016 1:41pm]


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