Mark Hamill NOT retiring as The Joker after Batman: Arkham City after all!

In a reply to a fan on Twitter it appears as though the rumours surrounding Mark Hamill’s retirement from playing The Joker after Batman: Arkham City were untrue!

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By darkknightlegend - 6/16/2011
After the revelation of Batman: Arkham City last year, Mark Hamill revealed, regarding his role as The Joker that:
“this will be my last, there’s no question about that. But it’s the last hurrah.”

This lead to widespread speculation that Hamill would be retiring from the role following the game's release this October. However, the rumors saying that this would be his last time in the role have been proven to be untrue by the man himself. Hamill clarified the through a response on Twitter last night in response to a fan, explaining:

“I only said Arkham Asylum would be hard to top, not that I was quitting.”




Hamill has been providing the voice of The Joker since 1992 during Batman: The Animated Series and now across nearly every medium possible. So what do you think? Does this announcement mean DC may have more projects voiced by Hamill lined up? As usual, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Batman: Arkham City comes to the Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 18, 2011.
Source: Twitter
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ThreeBigTacos - 6/16/2011, 1:50 PM
good news, he's got a great iconic voice, plus he voiced Wolverine in the 90's cartoon.
PaulRom - 6/16/2011, 1:51 PM
Great find dude, glad that Hammill's not done yet!
WaylonJones - 6/16/2011, 1:56 PM
Great find Dark I'll get this moved over to the main so glad that he is not done playing the Joker when I read comic books with the Joker in it his voice is what I hear
subzero1077 - 6/16/2011, 2:00 PM
@ThreeBigTacos - ummm, that wasn't Hamill who did Wolverine.
DEATHbyEXILE - 6/16/2011, 2:00 PM

darkknightlegend - 6/16/2011, 2:00 PM
Thanks Way! Exactly the same, he's the voice of my Joker so this was good news to here when I came across it. Im glad he's not done yet
plasticman - 6/16/2011, 2:07 PM
Don't Brett Farve your career, Mark. You deserve a lifetime achievement award for the work that you have done to satisfy the nerd community. Live long, Mark Hamill, and prosper.

(I know, wrong franchise, but still.)
danwgriff - 6/16/2011, 2:08 PM
BEST STORY F*ng EVER!!!
lokisilvertongue - 6/16/2011, 2:13 PM
tho he did say he was quitting doing jokers voice in an interview I guess he realized how big a part of him the joker is now n jst can't give it up
RockNRollCC - 6/16/2011, 2:15 PM
Thank the lords of The Batman, he's here to stay :)
Illuminatus - 6/16/2011, 2:17 PM
Spectacular.
Moakynubs - 6/16/2011, 2:18 PM
Good to hear, but this makes Arkham City way less special some how.

...But it's still going to be dang good.
StrangerX - 6/16/2011, 2:25 PM
Hamill is my dude Love him as the Joker voice. If he played an older version of Heaths Joker..that would be the shit.
HankHenshaw - 6/16/2011, 2:30 PM
DC needs to do an animated Killing Joke, just so they can make him sing that creepy-@$$ song while he's trying to drive gordon insane.
luckylu - 6/16/2011, 2:30 PM
they should screen test hamill as joker for live action
technodrome518 - 6/16/2011, 2:38 PM
You'll always be my joker Mark.
marvel72 - 6/16/2011, 2:41 PM
excellent as the joker,when i first heard him as the joker i would of never guest it was mark hamill.

BIGBMH - 6/16/2011, 2:44 PM
:)




GIFSoup
nuck82 - 6/16/2011, 2:50 PM
i think he does a great joker voice, not has good as the voice form the animated serious but very close
darkknightlegend - 6/16/2011, 2:53 PM
he did do the voice in animated series nuck :P
MarkJulian - 6/16/2011, 3:02 PM
Good scoop.
SolidSnake007 - 6/16/2011, 3:09 PM
Best news I've heard on here in a while. Big Thumbs Up!!!!!!!!!
DarthTesla - 6/16/2011, 3:26 PM
Definitely good news. Nobody does Joker like Mark.

It's a huge addition to the first game, and the 2nd would really suffer without him.
darkclarkent - 6/16/2011, 3:27 PM
Grew up with him as the Joker and glad he's staying with it
mbomb22 - 6/16/2011, 4:03 PM
Nuck-he did the animated series, the video games, and the animated films
Freshkicks1212 - 6/16/2011, 4:22 PM
YESS YESS YESS GREAT NEWS after all the rallying online for him to come back its like my prayers have been answered!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nuck82 - 6/16/2011, 4:23 PM
oh lol my bad, been awhile since i hurd the animated serice from the 90s joker, just remeber thinking it was great
Freshkicks1212 - 6/16/2011, 4:26 PM
Now all I want is for him to do the Joker's voice in Young Justice....it will really save the show now because i'm starting to lose faith. They need him to bring back the kinda "spark" seen in the first episode.
sonofsamadams - 6/16/2011, 4:35 PM
Batman the animated series was the best that ever happened to television
Vital - 6/16/2011, 4:38 PM
He is The Joker's voice through and through. Glad to see he un-retired himself lol.
Bark4Soul - 6/16/2011, 4:44 PM
Cal Dodd voiced Logan in the 90's Fox cartoon, pretty simple IMDB search would have cleared that up.
TheSpectre - 6/16/2011, 5:44 PM
they need to have him record every word in the english language so that they can use him forever
Checkmate - 6/16/2011, 5:54 PM
Awesome, he does the voice perfectly!
superbatspiderman - 6/16/2011, 7:10 PM
Mark Hamill is the Joker. When i read comic books I imagine his voice whenever the Joker is talking.
level1paladin - 6/16/2011, 8:57 PM
As long as there is a Joker Mark Hamill should voice him.
icebergslick - 6/16/2011, 9:42 PM
@threetacos Mark Hamill did the voice for a Wolverine video game, but not the animated series in the 90's. That gentlemen's name is Cal Dodd. Glad Mr. Hamill is still going to do his thing with Joker.
Ichaos - 6/17/2011, 3:38 AM
Noooooooo its impossible ! ! !

Search your feelings you know it be true
VictorHugo - 6/17/2011, 4:12 AM
I don´t want Mark Hamill to be jobless and homeless, there´s plenty of Batman games yet to come!

Batman is the new Lara Croft! :)
Nostalgic14 - 6/17/2011, 12:21 PM
This is great news.
KidGoku - 6/18/2011, 11:40 AM
Mark Hamill IS the Joker, he even was the Joker on Robot Chicken.
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