At last year’s Comic Con, DC dropped a bomb in announcing that they will be taking the critically acclaimed book Batman: The Killing Joke, and adapting it into an animated film. The only issue is with the book being so short, there really isn’t enough material there to make a full length film. Bruce Timm, the mastermind behind Batman: The Animated Series addressed this problem at Wizard World this past weekend.
“The one big difference about it, as opposed to those other projects (The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & Part 2), is The Killing Joke… the source material is really not long enough to make an entire feature film out of, so we actually had to add a lot more story to it. Which is tricky. But I think we came up with a really good solution on how that worked.”
For those of you looking to attend this year’s Comic Con in San Diego, you’re in for a special treat regarding the anticipated animated adaptation.
“We’re actually going to be premiering it at San Diego Comic-Con.”
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