Animated Batman: The Killing Joke and More Officially Announced

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Batman: The Killing Joke feature will include a 15-minute prologue

Following the world premiere of the latest DC animated film at San Diego Comic-Con, Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Warner Bros. Animation and DC entertainment revealed their plans for the next three DC Universe Original Movies set to be released in 2016, including an adaptation of the classic Joker story, Batman: The Killing Joke.

Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, Batman: The Killing Joke is the classic graphic novel telling a version of the origin of the Joker, and the book that led to Barbara Gordon’s paralysis. 

The animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke is executive produced by Bruce Timm and will retell this classic tale in an exciting new way. It’ll also feature an original 15-minute prologue that helps set up the story, giving even longtime fans of the story something new to look forward to.

The other two animated films announced were Batman: Bad Blood, an original Batman story that features the introduction of Batwoman to the new line of animated films, and Justice League vs. Titans, another original story and the first of the DC Universe Original Movies to feature the Teen Titans.