We are less than 1 week away from the premiere of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke,’ and it is clear that a lot of people are very excited for it to be released, including one of its stars, Mark Hamill. While making an appearance at ‘Star Wars Celebration’ in London recently, he was asked some questions about ‘The Killing Joke,’ and he seemed only too happy to delve into the subject of the film he had been pushing to get made for years.
First off, he speaks on the “R” rating of the animated movie, telling everyone that it is definitely not for kids, and speaking on how he cringes when young fans come up to him claiming they are excited to see it. Next, he speaks on the original author, Alan Moore’s eventually reception of the film, noting that Moore will not like the movie as he never really enjoys the adaptations of his work, but this one more so as they had to add so much content to the story to make it a full movie. According to Hamill, there is a lot more of the story between Batman and Batgirl, which makes some degree of sense in this modern age, as in the original comic (as another article pointed out), Barbara Gordan is a little more than a victim in the story, and does not do very much otherwise. Perhaps in this new movie they will conclude her story with her taking on the mantle of Oracle, to continue to fight crime despite what happened to her? Who knows.
For now, check out the full clip of Mark Hamill below, and then let us know your thoughts on ‘The Killing Joke’ in the comments section!
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