‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Might Be the First R-Rated Batman Feature

Batman Vs The Joker

Batman: The Killing Joke producer James Tucker confirmed at the New York Comic Con last night that the Batman animated movie rating could be an R.

DC and Warner Bros. gave permission for them to make the animated version of writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland’s ‘The Killing Joke’ with an R rating in mind, but Tucker added that it’s not necessarily the endgame.

The classic graphic novel provided an in-depth origin story for Gotham’s most notorious villain, the Joker, and the book that led to Barbara Gordon’s paralysis.

Just make a great and entertaining movie faithful to the comics and then if it ends up R so be it. It’s not a long book though. I am worried that there won’t be enough material to make a whole film out of it.

The flick is scheduled to be released sometime next year.

Via Coming Soon