Yesterday Kevin Conroy tweeted this photo, which sent Batman fans into a frenzy:
I finally caught my favorite villain! Bats nabs Joker pic.twitter.com/CSL4o6JaHi
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) January 10, 2016
The rumour mill immediately started turning as fans took this to mean The Killing Joke movie was getting the dream team back for one last outing. For those unaware, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill have been the voice of Batman and The Joker together in television, film and computer games since 1992. Their first outing together was Batman: The Animated Series and over the years have worked together on work such as The New Batman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited (Hamill voiced The Trickster on this one). In games, they have voiced Batman and Joker in the Batman: Arkham series.
There has been a buzz about The Killing Joke movie since Collider reported that Hamill had confirmed he would be reprising the role of The Joker. During the article, it’s confirmed Hamill has already recorded his part for the film. The Killing Joke is an award-winning graphic novel, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland which tells the story of how the Joker believes anyone can turn crazy if they have one truly bad day. The person Joker tries to test this on is Commissioner Gordon, with Batman trying desperately to stop him. The novel also has what some believe the closest thing to an origin story for the Joker, with the novel jumping between the two timelines.
While Mark Hamill has been quite open with his involvement in the movie, Kevin Conroy has yet to confirm his and even replied to a tweet about his by saying “no, no killing joke movie planned.” This could just be to throw people off the scent until an announcement hopefully comes soon.
Fingers crossed that we get the partnership that we are hoping for.
What do you think? Would you like to see them team up again for one last outing or do you have another actor in mind that you would like to hear as Batman? As always please let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Thats all for now.
See you soon.