Bruce W. Timm On A Possible KILLING JOKE Animated Film

Batman The Animated Series Creator Bruce W. Timm discusses the possibility of seeing an animated adaptation of one of - if not the - greatest Batman stories of all time, Alan Moore's The Killing Joke. He also shares his thoughts of The Aurora tragedy.

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By MattGalvatron - 1/29/2013
Dark Knight News got a chance to talk to the legendary Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce W. Timm at the LA premiere of "The Dark Knight Returns Part 2". He dropped a couple hints about future DC animated projects, like the Killing Joke and spoke a little about the Aurora tragedy.

Video 1: Bruce talks about doing possibly doing a Killing Joke animated Film and a brief comment on future DC animated films.



Video 2: Bruce talks about "The Dark Knight Returns Part 2" scenes cut and if he was worried about the violence in the film and the Aurora Tragedy controversy surrounding Batman in the media.

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Wildaniel - 1/29/2013, 5:08 PM
Yes The Killing Joke would be awesome! But it might be a while until they would make it into a movie. There last 2 TDKR Part 1 and 2 are batman, plus with the joker.
Wildaniel - 1/29/2013, 5:10 PM
The Court Of Owls would be cool to see in a animated film also.
subzero1077 - 1/29/2013, 5:12 PM
YES!!!! Killing Joke PLEEEEAASSEEEEE!
HavocPrime - 1/29/2013, 5:12 PM
As much as I want to see The Flash in any type of movie, I would love to see Killing Joke adapted with Hamil doing the voice for one final time.

And yes Kamen, Kingdom Come would be epic to see.
4thDoctor - 1/29/2013, 5:17 PM
How about doing a Crisis series of movies. They can use all the different versions of the animated properties that aren't directly related as their multiverse(Crisis on Two Earths just wasn't enough for me). Cross over all the shows : Superfriends, Batman TAS, The Batman, Young Justice, etc..., then tie in a bunch of the stand alone movies and BANG! Super film.

I know, too ideal and too expensive. It worked for TURTLES FOREVER, though, and I liked that one a lot.
Wildaniel - 1/29/2013, 5:17 PM
THE LONG HALLOWEEN!
thalidomide - 1/29/2013, 5:17 PM
@tea

lmao. I think you're right.
Vadakin - 1/29/2013, 5:18 PM
Mark Hamill has said he would return to play Joker for Killing Joke and if Warners Animation ever do decide to do it, I feel like it has to be Conroy and Hamill. Let it be their swan song. Other actors have done really well voicing the roles but for me, Killing Joke is one that needs to feature the quintessential voices of those characters over the past 20 years.
Tainted87 - 1/29/2013, 5:18 PM
I want Identity Crisis.
batman1216 - 1/29/2013, 5:20 PM
I just wish they would get Timm and Dini to do the Batman reboot and JLA movie. This would actually be the only thing that can top Nolan for me. Then I can die happy.
MJPETTY7 - 1/29/2013, 5:27 PM
I would rather have him do a DC Universe Animated Movie for "War of the Green Lanterns" with the cast, characters, and in the style of Green Lantern: The Animated Series...

But I would love to see Killing Joke too!!!
soberchimera - 1/29/2013, 5:29 PM
This, Long Halloween, Hush, Joker by Brian Azzarello(they might have to leave out the rape scene), Justice by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, and Superman: Earth One.
Jollem - 1/29/2013, 5:32 PM
the marvel animation people should put out some quality stuff
TheJesterOfTortuga - 1/29/2013, 5:33 PM
I'd love to see a Hush movie followed up by a Hush Beyond.
Originator2000 - 1/29/2013, 5:36 PM
Superman: Earth One, Knightfall, and Blackest Night need film adaptations.
Mrcool210 - 1/29/2013, 5:36 PM
if you do killing joke, get hamill and conroy back one more time,
BANEofExistence - 1/29/2013, 5:46 PM
Killing Joke (Mark Hamill said he would return for this!!!), Knightfall, a Flash film, and Aquaman (new 52h film, Superman:Last son
Darkknight23 - 1/29/2013, 5:48 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Blackest Night
Facade - 1/29/2013, 5:50 PM
This would be really cool! Yes! bring Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy in for this!
superherofan21 - 1/29/2013, 6:05 PM
I think Batman: Earth One should also be considered. I know it's a lot like Year One, but it's still entertaining to read, so why not animate it?
MattGalvatron - 1/29/2013, 6:06 PM
Court Of Owls, Long Halloween, Dark Victory, No Man's Land, KnightFall, The Killing Joke, Batgirl: Year one, Hush, Arkham Asylum...I would be happy with any of them being adapted. :) DC animated has been killing it lately.
monkeyhead78 - 1/29/2013, 6:23 PM
YES YES YES YES YES YES PLEASE
Bandido - 1/29/2013, 6:27 PM
Black mirror please
Bread - 1/29/2013, 6:28 PM
DO THIS NOW, thank you.
Howlett - 1/29/2013, 6:33 PM
ok now we're talking... just do it.
EmaHalJordan - 1/29/2013, 6:49 PM
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!!!

Blackest Night!!

Identity Crisis!
Minato - 1/29/2013, 7:00 PM
I just bought The Killing Joke graphic novel and read it for the first time over the weekend. I have to say it was better than I thought even though I knew what was going to happen.
unknownfacts - 1/29/2013, 7:16 PM
A Martain Manhunter movie would be nice or Teen Titans origin movie or the Jerricho contract.Another Wonder Woman movie would be great.
AnitaDick - 1/29/2013, 7:21 PM
Why don't they make another animated film that isn't Batman or Superman. Seriously, this shit's getting old. Why not Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, another Wonder Woman or another Green Lantern?
kevshardlemonade - 1/29/2013, 7:21 PM
Knightfall, Killing Joke, Hush, Long Halloween, Year 100 would be great to see.
AmazingFantasy - 1/29/2013, 7:44 PM
Till Kingdom Come or Flashpoint!

Killing Joke ❤
rubbish78 - 1/29/2013, 8:02 PM
That... would be...awesome...
Other superhero movies would be a nice change but I'm happy either way =D
PsychoManiacJacky - 1/29/2013, 8:23 PM
It's because mainly Batman & Superman is the only characters DC is making real heavy money off so it will be that way for the next while now until they are more confident to move on with something else. I agree they should definitely take more investments and risks into other heroes, I think they don't realize yet how much of a huge fan base they have for many characters like Flash and Martian Manhunter and how much potential is in them among with the many others being left out.
KaneRomita - 1/29/2013, 8:26 PM
yeah.. I know Batman is about the only bankable character for these animated releases but you gotta try something else sometime.! I'm dying to see some Teen Titans or Legion of Super-heroes..
But if they only want to mine 'classic stories' how about American Gothic from Swamp Thing or the New Gods.? I'd settle for Batman vs Swamp Thing (if you've never read the classic Alan Moore tale you should check it out). How about the JSA.? ( I know it's a concentrated fanbase but I'm just wishing out loud)
And why don't they do one all CGI and release it in theatres.? That GL cartoon looks great. I'm sure Bruce Timm could pull a 'The Incredibles' off..

NEW GODS.!
Dynamo - 1/29/2013, 8:32 PM
Kingdom Come. It has to be. The Swan song of all the old DCAU cast members.
dracula - 1/29/2013, 8:54 PM
this needs to get made with
Kevin Konroy As Batman
Mark Hamil As Joker
Bob Hastings As James Gordon
Melissa Gilbert As Barbra Gordon
AgeofApocalypse - 1/29/2013, 9:00 PM
Blackest Night!
superotherside - 1/29/2013, 9:03 PM
Court of Owls, should be one. Great book.
AnotherSinisterClone - 1/29/2013, 9:03 PM
transcript please!
Jollem - 1/29/2013, 10:10 PM
@tea - lol! not saying they haven't. just saying they should do more

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