Batman: The Killing Joke Shows Us a More Adult Team Up

Batman: The Killing Joke has had plenty of mentions by Mark Hamill (The Joker) that the first R-rated animated film from DC Entertainment would be very mature in nature. Not only is the subject matter from the original Alan Moore story not for PG-13 audiences, as we have been shown our first glimpse of the reasons why its R-rated.

As seen, both Batman and Batgirl are apparently love interests in this film. It wouldn’t be the first time that the two were hinted to have sparks, as in Batman: The Return of the Joker teased the relationship, as well as the short-lived Birds of Prey television series hinted at it as well.

It’s also not the first DC animated film to feature a sex scene, as Batman: Assault on Arkham featured a similar scene between Harley Quinn and Deadshot, which makes one wonder how that got past the MPAA for a PG-13 rating.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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