‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Gets R Rating | Film News

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Gets R Rating | Film News



Since the commissioning for the animated film adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel The Killing Joke, featuring the Caped Crusader and The Joker, fans have worried over the idea that the film version of this brutal novel will be watered down in order to adhere to a PG-13 rating.


However a report released by Entertainment Weekly stated that they are staying true to the novel, and because of this the film has been given an R Rating.


From the start of production, we encouraged producer Bruce Timm and our team at Warner Bros. Animation to remain faithful to the original story — regardless of the eventual MPAA rating,” President of Warner Bros Animation, Sam Register, stated.


“The Killing Joke is revered by the fans, particularly for its blunt, often-shocking adult themes and situations. We felt it was our responsibility to present our core audience — the comics-loving community — with an animated film that authentically represented the tale they know all too well.


Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are to reprise their roles as Batman and The Joker respectively. The Killing Joke will have it’s global premiere at Comic-Con this summer.



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