It will probably come as no surprise to fans, but Warner Bros. Home Entertainment made the news official today. Batman: The Killing Joke will have its world premiere at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Some new artwork was also released for the highly anticipated animated movie, which you can check out in the gallery below. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size images.
Batman: The Killing Joke will screen to Comic-Con attendees in San Diego, California on Friday, July 22 during the convention. This will be the first public exhibition for the film, and it will also have a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the cast and crew for the movie. The film stars Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Mark Hamill as The Joker, Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon, and Ray Wise as Jim Gordon. Sam Liu directed the film from a script by Brian Azzarello. DC Animation icon Bruce Timm is producing the project along with Sam Register. Alan Burnett is the co-producer.
It’s long been a tradition for Warner Bros. to screen its its DC Universe Original Movies at Comic-Con, going back to Superman: Doomsday in 2007. Batman: The Killing Joke is due out on August 2 on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital HD version of the film. However, the film will also hit Digital HD first on July 26.
Jeffrey Harris, a movie, TV, video game, pop-culture, and UFC/MMA aficionado, resides in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, Film program. Jeffrey is a dedicated pop-culture geek and UT Orange Blood.
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