Jared Leto And Ben Affleck To Star In An HBO Max The Killing Joke Adaptation?

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It’s being reported that Jared Leto’s Joker could be facing Ben Affleck Batman in a future HBO Max adaptation of The Killing Joke. This news coming to us from Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity.

Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke is one of the most iconic Batman graphic novels of all time. It’s often put at the top of people’s best Batman comics lists, and so should it be. I think it’s an incredible story and one full of nuisance and intrigue.

It does give us a rather fascinating backstory to the Joker, and one which has gone down in history. However, Alan Moore famously does not care for the comic and claimed that it was some of his worst work. Here’s what Moore had to say about the comic during an interview with Mania.com (which sadly no longer exists):

I’ve never really liked my story in The Killing Joke. I think it put far too much melodramatic weight upon a character that was never designed to carry it. It was too nasty, it was too physically violent.

Jared Leto and Ben Affleck to star an HBO Max take on The Killing Joke?


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Here’s what Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity had to say about this Jared Leto and Ben Affleck take on The Killing Joke for HBO Max:

Jared Leto might have a DC project of his own on HBO Max; it’s one with a Killing Joke. According to insiders, HBO Max has discussed an adaptation of the classic graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke with Jared Leto as the Joker.

I’m pretty sure people will be very excited to hear that this might be in the cards. The Killing Joke is one of the most iconic Batman comics of all time. However, there have already been – as stated above – a very poor animated adaptation recently.

What do you make of this story? Would you like to see Jared Leto and Ben Affleck star as Joker and Batman respectively in a The Killing Joke adaptation on HBO Max? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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