San Diego Comic-Con attendees are a little over a week away from being the first to see Sam Liu’s R-rated animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke, based on the acclaimed graphic novel from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. While the movie will faithfully bring the pages of the beloved Batman story to life, assisted by the iconic voicework of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, there’s also a brand new prologue that’s been carved out for Batgirl/Barbara Gordon. That’s where Tara Strong comes in.
There’s a fantastic chance that you’ve heard Strong’s voice-acting work all over the place since she’s been at it for almost 30 years and has over 450 credits to her name. In the DC Comics universe alone, she’s voiced Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Raven, and of course, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, to name just a few. So it’s thanks to a new interview with Strong by DC All-Access that we have new footage from Batman: The Killing Joke to share with you, along with new insight from Strong on the classic character and her fate in the film.
Watch the DC All-Access interview with Strong in the video below, which includes a lot of new Batgirl footage:
Here’s the official synopsis for Batman: The Killing Joke:
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.
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