Batman: The Killing Joke Could Be An R-Rated Movie

During the Batman: Bad Blood First Look Panel at 2015 New York Comic Con on Friday night, director James Tucker dropped some potentially exciting news.

When an audience member asked about the shift from initially making DC Animated films about famous comics to doing original stories, Tucker answered, “At first, we were pretty much told that was what we were going to do, is to do a new universe thing coming off the New 52. But having said that, I actually really enjoy what we’re doing. And also we do three movies a year, two of them are in continuity and one is an adaptation, or an original, or whatever we want it to be. So we still do adaptations. Killing Joke is next year. So you’re kind of getting the best of both worlds, because there’s a finite amount of adaptations really. So doing one a year as opposed to three a year is probably going to make them last a little longer.”

In regards to Killing Joke, Tucker revealed, “And you know, they said we could make it a R.” The, Tucker quickly added, “Not saying that’s what it will be, but we’ll see.”

So what do you think? Would you like to see Batman: The Killing Joke as an R-Rated animated film?