Mark Hamill Hopes to Voice Joker for "Killing Joke" Adaptation

Mon, July 20th, 2015 at 5:44am PDT | Updated: July 20th, 2015 at 5:44am

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Mark Hamill has his "fingers crossed" that a familiar name will appear on his Caller ID, asking the actor to take part in the upcoming animated adaptation of "The Killing Joke."

Asked by a fan on Twitter whether he is involved in executive producer Bruce Timm's interpretation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's classic Batman/Joker tale, the actor was in no way ambiguous in his reply: No, he is not yet involved, but he's aware of it and want very much to be a part of the production.

RELATED: Timm Announces "Batman: The Killing Joke" as Next Animated Project

Hamill famously brought the villainous character to life in Timm and Paul Dini's classic "Batman: The Animated Series." Since then, the actor has returned to voice the character time and again, both as a part of the various "Timm-verse" series, and in other continuities, including video games, animated films and more.

Announced by Timm at Comic-Con International, the animated adaptation will be helmed by "Gods and Monsters" director Sam Liu, and released direct to video in 2016.

"Next year we'll be back at this table," Timm stated during a panel for "Gods and Monsters," implying that the feature would likewise have a Comic-Con premiere.

DC Comics later confirmed the news, further adding that it will feature an all-new prologue, designed to add to the story.

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