July 5, 2016


'Batman: The Killing Joke' Trailer Gets Remade to Look Like the Graphic Novel

Diehard fans may have been a little surprised when they saw the original trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke back in April. The film's aesthetic is a bit different from the graphic novel that presaged it—illustrator Brian Bolland's take hinged on more vibrant hues, for starters. 

Now though, the the Killing Joke trailer has been reimagined according to the graphic novel's aesthetic, and the coloration provided by Swedish graphic artist Emil Ryderup is pretty vivid in its own right. Check out the new trailer above. 

Batman: The Killing Joke was written by Alan Moore and published in 1988. It went on to be a New York Times best seller, and inspired the Batman: The Animated Series TV show. In Killing Joke, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will reprise their respective roles as Batman and the Joker, which they originally voiced on the TV program throughout the early '90s. 

One of the most anticipated animated features of the year, Batman: The Killing Joke arrives on July 26 via digital HD download, and August 2 on DVD/Blu-Ray. For a little bit more to tide you over until then, here's the first sneak-peak of the movie, courtesy of DC Comics: