The Killing Joke gets animated.

The Killing Joke maybe the most controversial Batman story told ever and now it’s coming to the screen. It’s the shining moment in the terrible history of Batgirl. And by shining moment I mean the one where Joker puts her in a wheel chair.  The Alan Moore book was originally supposed to be an Elseworlds that revealed the origins of the Joker.  But the story was so compelling that it was immediately adopted as cannon by everyone.


The animated feature will be released sometime this year. It also marks the return of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to their iconic voice roles as Batman and the Joker respectively.

In an interview with Kevin Smith, comic book writer Grant Morrison, claims that Batman kills the Joker at the end of Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke.  Morrison said “That’s why it’s called ‘The Killing Joke.’ The Joker tells the ‘Killing Joke’ at the end, Batman reaches out and breaks his neck, and that’s why the laughter stops and the light goes out, ’cause that was the last chance at crossing that bridge. And Alan Moore wrote the ultimate Batman/Joker story — he finished it.”

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What do you think?  Did Batman kill the Joker at the end or not?  Let us know in the comments below.

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