Mark Hamill

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Via Empire
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Batman: The Killing Joke might just be one of the most anticipated Batman graphic novels adapted to animation, of all time. The 1988 graphic novel was written by Alan Moore with art by Brian Bolland. Empire managed to steal some time with Mark Hamill, who provides the voiceover for Joker in the animation adaptation:

"I can't imagine how people are going to react to this, because I'm a Killing Joke purist. When they first talked about it, I said, "The only way we can do this is as a book on tape so that we honor every comma, every word, every letter, every syllable of Alan Moore's script. We can add music and special effects to enhance it." They kind of said, "What are you talking about? Nobody is doing this as a book on tape. It's not commercially viable for us to do it that way. See if you can get the rights and record it in your basement or something if that's what you want to do. This story has to be expanded." If we just adapted The Killing Joke as an animated film, it would maybe be fifty-five minutes. They've actually done a really incredible job of supplementing it with Barbara Gordon/Batgirl material."



Hamill also offered up his thoughts on how surprised he was at the edginess of Batgirl:

"Even that surprised me, how edgy the Batgirl material was. This is not your father's Batman. The one regret I have is that if I was nine years old, there's nothing I would rather see more, yet it reallyisn't for kids. I hope people understand when they say it's R-rated, they mean it."

Check out the rest of the interview featuring other cast members over here!

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Via Collider
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One of The Joker's most famous story lines, The Killing Joke is getting an animated movie in 2016, and Collider is officially reporting that everyone's favorite voice actor is coming back for the role. We are, of course, talking about Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill, who famously voiced the Crown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Animated Series. While everyones love Troy Baker and John DiMaggio, there's something timeless about Hamill's work.

The Killing Joke is a renowned book written by Alan Moore. Exploring the origins of The Joker, and the breadth of Batman and Comissioner Gordon's sense of right, The Killing Joke may be most famous for paralyzing Batgirl. An act that some today think was poor writing, even though it lead to everyone's favorite, Oracle.

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While other Star Wars actors are off crashing airplanes, Mark Hamill is taking a different road by bringing his nerd-cred to television. Tune your TV's to The CW on March 31st, because he's reprising his role as The Trickster on The Flash.

A copycat killer who goes by the name "The Trickster" (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.
What the synopsis doesn't tell you, is that Hamill already played The Trickster, in the short-lived Flash series from 1990.



Let's hope they bring back the costume.