I’m really looking forward to DC’s animated feature length adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, and now that Michael Emerson, whom you may remember as Ben Linus from Lost, has been cast as the voice of the Joker.
Of the zillion Dark Knight Rises rumors that once filled the corners of the internet, one I was hoping for was to see, even if just for a couple seconds, some bit of the Joker. But not a thing. Not a single second of repurposed cutting floor footage showing the Joker locked up in Arkham, not even a single fucking word. Not once in DKR did anyone mention the Joker. At all. But the novelization of the movie may provide some answer. Not a good one, but it’s something.
This morning, the sad news broke that Jerry Robinson, the golden age comic book artist who created much of the Batman mythos we know and love today, including Robin and The Joker died peacefully at his home at the age of 89.
Last week or so, Mark Hamill tweeted that he would no longer be doing the voice of the Joker, after having delivered such iconic voice work through a number of animated Batman series and Batman video games for the past 19 years. But he recently clarified those remarks, saying that he would probably come back for another Arkham game or if there was an animated adaptation of The Killing Joke.