To DC non-animated fans, it may not seem that exciting, but to read over at Collider.com that Mark Hamill has not only been cast as the voice of the Joker for DC’s upcoming Killing Joke Animated movie, but as already recorded his part, is insanely geektastically awesome! Hamill has voiced the Joker in the Batman Animated series, several DC Animated movies and several video games. Many consider him to be the definitive voice of the Joker.
If you are unaware, Warner Brothers, through DC Comics recently announced that they would be making an animated movie based on the legendary Killing Joke storyline from Batman Comics. This storyline gives a possible origin story to the Joker, but more importantly, gives Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) a horrific experience of being shot, paralyzed and sexually assaulted by the Joker. It is a very controversial story and many fans never thought that DC would ever produce this on any media format.
I personally am excited that Hamill agreed to this and I cannot wait to see how this turns out. He is going to nail this role! Kevin Conroy, who is equally notorious as being the definitive voice of Batman, has expressed interest in voicing the Caped Crusader in this animated flick as well. Fingers crossed that he will get it!