CBR News is reporting Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker in Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming adaptation of The Killing Joke. They join Tara Strong and Ray Wise, who will voice Barbara Gordon/Batgiri and Commissioner Gordon. In a statement to CBR, Hamill said:
“The chance to work once again with Kevin Conroy, my favorite Batman, in what some consider the definitive origin of this iconic villain is a dream come true for me. I am beyond thrilled to return as The Joker in ‘The Killing Joke!'”
“I’ve had the great privilege of voicing Batman for more than two decades, and some of my favorite moments in the recording booth have been alongside Mark Hamill. Mark always enables me to be a better actor. I’m thrilled that we’re both back to bring these characters to life in one of the most heralded Batman/Joker stories of all time.”
Although no release date has been set for Batman: The Killing Joke, it is scheduled to premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The film will arrive in stores later this summer. Stay tuned, kids.