BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Set To Receive A One-Night Only Theatrical Release

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Set To Receive A One-Night Only Theatrical Release

Well, it looks like there's going to be a third DC Comics film hitting theaters this year - Batman: The Killing Joke! The animated feature has secured a one-night only theatrical release.

By RohanPatel - Jun 08, 2016 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman (Animated)
Source: Fathom Events (via ComingSoon)
Batman: The Killing Joke is coming to a theater near you!

Thanks to Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, & DC Entertainment, the eagerly awaited animated feature has secured itself a one-night only theatrical release nationwide. The film will arrive in select cinemas on Monday, July 25, and will have two screenings, one at 7:30 PM and another at 10:00 PM. local time. Details on which theaters will be showing the film are still to-be-determined, but tickets are slated to go on sale on Friday, June 17.

In addition to the film, a special introduction from star Mark Hamill along with a never-before-seen documentary about Hamill's casting process will also be attached and the showing will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at the Joker's memorable song and dance number that was recreated for the film. 

Check out the official announcement below:


Date: Monday, July 25

Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)

Run Time: 2 hours (approximate)

Ticketing: Tickets will be available on Friday, June 17! Sign up HERE for an email reminder or text PREMIERES to FATHOM (328466) for event updates.

Special Fathom Feature: Experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated for the film.

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Comics invite you to a premiere event when Batman: The Killing Joke comes to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Monday, July 25.

Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.

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.

Be among the first in the world to see the epic, #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel come alive on the big screen!

So, what do you guys think? Will you see the film in theaters or is Blu-ray sufficient? Sound off with your thoughts below!

What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? These are the twisted questions that The Joker has set out to answer, to show Gotham that even an ordinary man like Commissioner Gordon is only one bad day away from sheer insanity. Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, witness a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Follow his humble beginnings as a struggling comic to his fateful encounter with the Dark Knight that changed everything. Fueled by the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker, witness the birth of a super villain, the fortitude of a hero and the punch line that will leave you speechless.

Batman: The Killing Joke features:
Directors: Sam Liu & Bruce Timm
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Mark Hamill as Joker
Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
Ray Wise as Commissioner James Gordon
John DiMaggio
Robin Atkin Downes
Brian George
JP Karliak
Andrew Kishino
Nolan North
Maury Sterling
Fred Tatasciore
Bruce Timm
Anna Vocino
Kari Wahlgren
Rick D. Wasserman

Batman: The Killing Joke hits Blu-ray/DVD & Digital HD on July 23

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AlabamaMan2
AlabamaMan2 - 6/8/2016, 10:42 AM
Dope
KikinGonzalez
KikinGonzalez - 6/8/2016, 10:59 AM
if this is not released in theaters in Mexico we (or at least I) riot

dubjon
dubjon - 6/8/2016, 11:25 AM
@KikinGonzalez - me too
KikinGonzalez
KikinGonzalez - 6/8/2016, 11:26 AM
@dubjon - de donde eres carnal?
Bakersfield
Bakersfield - 6/8/2016, 11:26 AM
@AlabamaMan2 - Nah, dude, this is DC screaming "Hey, we can make good stuff, too. Don't...uh....Don't bail on us yet! Remember this?"
xfactor
xfactor - 6/8/2016, 10:44 AM
Ya know, I can really hate warner brothers sometimes....how about a weekend engagement at all cinemas so fans can enjoy?
slyrax
slyrax - 6/8/2016, 11:21 AM
@xfactor - Well, they lost money on Mask of the Phantasm's theatrical release (their own fault, but still) so they just outsourced it to Fathom Events for a one time deal. Fathom stuff always takes place on "off" nights, like every Rifftrax event I've been to as either been on a Tuesday or a Thursday.
xfactor
xfactor - 6/8/2016, 12:34 PM
@slyrax - It sucks for the fans who have work the next morning who would more then love to attend. They should do what a lot of theaters are doing now, which are playing old school films on certain release dates. With the right marketing and promotion they can make some good money. If they were to do it that is.
TheArkhamKnight
TheArkhamKnight - 6/8/2016, 10:45 AM

Quicker
Quicker - 6/8/2016, 10:46 AM
Well, I assume it's not playing here in Woodstock. Whatever. IT'S NOT LIKE GROUNDHOG DAY WAS FILMED HERE OR ANYTHING!!! IT'S NOT LIKE BILL MURRAY AND HAROLD RAMIS WALKED IN THESE VERY STREETS FILMING A GREAT MOVIE!!! OH, WAIT!!! THEY DID!!! EXCEPT EVERYONE ELSE WAS ALL "DUR!!! THE FILM TAKES PLACE IN PENNSYLVANIA, SO THEY MUST HAVE FILMED IT THERE!!!" NO, IT WASN'T!!!

Sorry for my rant about something that has nothing to do with The Killing Joke.
Kadara
Kadara - 6/8/2016, 10:49 AM
Only US:(
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