First Batman: The Killing Joke clip sees The Dark Knight pay Joker a visit

The first trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke made it pretty clear that Sam Liu's animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s seminal graphic novel would be sticking pretty close to the aesthetic of the source material, and the first clip from the film - courtesy of DC All Access - is further confirmation of that fact.

The scene in question is one which will be familiar to those who have read the graphic novel, as we see Batman meet with the Joker in Arkham Asylum. Check it out below (skip to 3:55 for the clip)...

While there have been some great DC animated movies - I highly recommend you seek out Batman: Under the Red Hood and Justice League: Doom if you haven't already - their more recent output has varied in quality. I've got high hopes for The Killing Joke though, and with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill providing the voices for Batman and the Joker once again chances are good that it will be one of the better films in DC's animated catalogue. 

Starring Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, and Ray Wise, Batman: The Killing Joke will be playing in cinemas for one night only on July 25, 2016 before being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 2, 2016.

Images: Warner Bros.

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.