DENVER, June 8 (UPI) — The animated movie “Batman: The Killing Joke” will be released in select U.S. theaters for one night only, July 25, Fathom Events, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. said Wednesday.
The animated, comic-book adaptation will feature Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill in the voice roles of Batman and The Joker.
“Fathom Events is thrilled to be able to bring ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ to movie theaters across the country so fans can see it on the big screen,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said in a statement.
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have created an amazing production based on a beloved graphic novel, and we’re honored to be a part of this release.”
“Fans have been clamoring for a theatrical release of the popular DC Universe Original Movies, and the highly anticipated “Batman: The Killing Joke” presented a perfect opportunity to work with Fathom Events to bring the fans’ wishes to fruition for this special, limited release,” added Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s vice president of family and animation marketing.
Tickets for screenings of “Batman: The Killing Joke” can be purchased online beginning June 17 at www.FathomEvents.com.
The film will have its world premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego July 22 and it will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 2.