The one day Fathom Events screening of Batman: The Killing Joke has started selling tickets at a theater hopefully close to you. The new animated film will premiere at San Diego Comic Con on July 22nd and be shown in theaters across the United States on July 25th as a one night showing. That means you should probably go ahead and get your tickets now, just in case.what-does-the-r-rating-truly-mean-for-batman-the-killing-joke-667937

Here’s the link to Fathom Events, there are two screenings of the movie, one at 7:30PM and one at 10:00PM local theater time. Batman: The Killing Joke is R rated due to its graphic depiction of violence. If there isn’t a theater near you, don’t worry, the Blu-Ray/DVD will go on sale the following day, all though there is something to say for seeing it on the big screen, with other Batman fans, not to mention the extras.

Before the animated film is screened there will be a documentary featuring Mark Hamill who will talk about his casting as Joker, and how he gets into character and some behind the scenes clips.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

This looks to be an epic event. GO grab your tickets now.


Mark Hamill (Joker), Kevin Conroy (Batman) along with Tara Strong (Barbara Gordon) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Jim Gordon) round out the main cast.

Via: Fathom Events

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