Holy crapballs, Batman!!!


‘Batman: The Killing Joke‘, Warner Bros‘ direct-to-video animated film, has just earned itself an R rating – the first DC Universe Original Movie to do so.

Out of the several dozen of these films already in existence – which are already aimed at a more adult audience than the rest of the DC universe – only two have scraped by with a PG rating: All-Star Superman and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

“The Killing Joke is revered by the fans, particularly for its blunt, often-shocking adult themes and situations,” said president of Warner Bros. Animation & Warner Digital Series Sam Register in a statement. “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 so well.”

Fuuuuuuuuckin’ A.

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Cops An R Rating, Which Is Fucking Great News

Amongst the many, many Batman films ’round the joint at the ‘mo, this is the one starring Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill as the Joker, who captures and taunts Batgirl (Tara Strong) to taunt Batman (Kevin Conroy).

And now we sure as shit can’t wait for it.


Batman: The Killing Joke will premier at Comic-Con this July, then be released straight to DVD and Blu-ray later this year.

Source: EW.

Photo: DC Comics.