Animated 'Batman' movie 'The Killing Joke' lands R rating
April 15, 2016 - Uncategorized
Batman: The Killing Joke just landed a very serious rating.
The animated feature, based on the comic originally published in 1988, will be rated R, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The Killing Joke is a grim story about the Joker capturing and torturing Batgirl, and also serves as a deeper dive into the villain’s backstory.
“The Killing Joke is revered by the fans, particularly for its blunt, often-shocking adult themes and situations, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series Sam Register told EW. “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 all too well.” Read more…