The long awaited animated adaptation of Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke is set for to premiere next month at San Diego Comic-Con, but last month we also brought news that fans who can’t attend will have another opportunity to see the film on the big screen. Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for a special one-night-only screening of Batman: The Killing Joke on July 25, with tickets going onsale this morning.
Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively, while Bruce Timm is onboard as executive producer – which practically makes this a Batman: The Animated Series reunion. Fans who attend the screening will also be treated to a special introduction from Hamill, along with a never-before-seen documentary about the actor and his passion for this particular story. The evening will also include a behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s disturbing song and dance number from the original comic was brought to life in animated form.
Batman: The Killing Joke follows the Clown Prince of Crime’s quest to prove that even the greatest heroes can turn out just like him – all it takes is one bad day. The original graphic novel was extremely controversial for its depiction of sexual violence, and even creator Alan Moore has tried to distance himself from the darkness of the material. But despite its polarizing themes, there’s no denying the book’s popularity, and fans have been long been begging for an adaptation.
On July 25, Fathom Events will offer two chances to see the film in theaters: one at 7:30pm, with an encore showing at 10:00pm. Tickets can be purchased from FathomEvents.com, or by visiting the box office at participating theaters.
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