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The Killing Joke is a 2012 ROBLOX short film directed by DonCurrency and distributed by The Mafia Films.

Plot

A recreation of a scene from DC's graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, where Batman and The Joker confront each other, with The Joker trying to persuade Batman the world is "a black, awful joke", and thus not worth fighting for. To prove his idea that it takes only "one bad day" to turn an ordinary man insane, he speculates that Batman himself was driven to become a vigilante due to experiencing one.

Production

In 2012, DonValuta began development on a short film adaptation of YouTuber ForestFire101's LEGO short film The Killing Joke. The short film was selected due to it's darker material and interpretation of the Batman mythos while also being very simplistic in its set design.

Production later began and ended within a week. The short film was released sometime in summer 2012 and was later lost when the YouTube channel hosting the video was taken down. On October 16, 2015, the short film was recovered and digitally restored with higher-quality audio and clearer picture quality.

Cast

CAST
Actor Role
DonCurrency Batman, The Joker

Media

Trailer

The Killing Joke - Trailer (2012 Short)

The Killing Joke - Trailer (2012 Short)

Full Movie

The Killing Joke - Full Short (2012 Short)

The Killing Joke - Full Short (2012 Short)