quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke Trailer IS OUT!

What is up everyone, today I will be talking a little on the (not so) brand-new trailer for the movie adaptation of the famous graphic novel, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

For those of you not familiar with the Cape Crusader's story, here's a quick summary: Bruce Wayne, only child of a millionaire family who witnessed a mugger kill his parents on Crime Alley, decided to fight crime and evil forces in Gotham City. Using his money and influence, Bruce spent his life training phisically and mentally to become a superhero, without superpowers. With the help of his reliable butler, Alfred, Bruce fights crime at night under the name of Batman.

"The Killing Joke", written by Alan Moore in 1988 is a one-shot graphic novel, very famous for its shocking moments (which caused the upcoming movie to be rated R) and mainly for presenting the origin stories for two of Batman most famous characters: The Joker and Oracle.

After being released from jail again, the Joker buys an abandoned theme park, shots Comissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara and captures the cop to take him to his "Land of Terrors". The whole premiss of this evil plan is to atract Batman to the scene, and show him that "all it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to madness".

The upcoming production is a direct-to-dvd animated movie that features voice actors such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, who voiced the two arch-nemesis in both "Batman: The animated series" and Rocksteady's "Batman: Arkham" video-game series. As I said before, the movie will be rated "R" because of its explicit violence and mature content. The movie came as a surprise and relief for the Dark Knight's fans, which consider "The Killing Joke" to be one of the best and most important Batman graphic novels ever written.

"Batman: The Killing Joke" is being produced by WB Animation, in partnership with DC Comics and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD summer this year. For more on the Batman universe, stay in the Man's Hut.

Batman: The Killing Joke Trailer