Official Synopsis For The Killing Joke Movie Released!


Check out the official synopsis for The Killing Joke animated movie!

The Killing Joke is one of the most critically acclaimed and influential stories of all time. Comic book or otherwise. It has taken a long time, but later this year, we are finally getting a proper animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, with the perfect team behind it in place. Produced by living animation legend Bruce Timm, and starring the most iconic voices of Batman and Joker to date,  Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.

Now, The Killing Joke is one of the most famous stories of all time, so most know at least the highlights of the plot, however you may still want to check at the official synopsis for a few hints about how the story will play out in the movie adaptation:

"What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? These are the twisted questions that The Joker has set out to answer, to show Gotham that even an ordinary man like Commissioner Gordon is only one bad day away from sheer insanity. Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, witness a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Follow his humble beginnings as a struggling comic to his fateful encounter with the Dark Knight that changed everything. Fueled by the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker, witness the birth of a super villain, the fortitude of a hero and the punch line that will leave you speechless."

Next: First Official Trailer For The Killing Joker

So thankfully it doesn’t seem to deviate from the story of the Killing Joke, but will certainly be added to. We know that Batgirl will get more screen time, which they’ve talked about due to the fact that a straight adaptation of The Killing Joke would be a very short film. It also seems like we might delve deeper into Joker’s past as a failed comedian. Will that improve the story of Killing Joke, or only detract from it? We’ll find out when it releases on home video August 2nd.

h/t CBM