Mark Hamill Says Goodbye for the last Time as the Joker

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  1. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    Well, it's offical.

    Star Wars actor, Mark Hamill confirmed that he won't be voicing the Joker anymore. Hamill shared this news on his official Twitter account. He voiced the character in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and other animated features. Most recently he voiced the Joker in Rocksteady Studios' critically acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel Batman: Arkham City, which is also his final voice work for the character. But he may come back when WB animation does The killing joke animated film.

    Link: https://twitter.com/#!/HamillHimself

    May the force be with you Skips the Yeti.
     
  2. Sokar

    Sokar Well-Known Member

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    I think he said the exact same thing following Arkham Asylum.

    Honestly, an actor/voice actor saying that they won't ever do something again is like a character dying in a comic book.
     
  3. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    I have to admit, I've heard this before. Just wait till Timm does another awesome DC universe film that requires Hamil's Joker....he will be back. Granted, he may take a few years off, but he will be back. I would imagine that he will voice joker in the robot chicken DC special that Seth Green and company are trying to get done as well.
     
  4. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    You Still Got John DiMaggio. He sounded like Heath Ledger.
     
  5. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    His voice was one of the reasons The Animated Series is one of (if not) the BEST comic book cartoon.

    I just picked up Arkham Asylum too, will most likely get Arkham City eventually.
     
  6. TrueNomadSkies

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    ... or like a wrestler "retiring". :) 
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    This will be the last time he does it... until the next time he does it. Once there's enough demand for it, and a sack with enough dollar signs on it, he'll do it again.
     
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    lol.

    I hope this ain't true. To me he is the Joker.
     
  9. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Many years ago I found out the Joker is Mark Hamill. Weird that Luke Skywalker plays the Joker.
     
  10. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I don't know. The ending of Arkham City made it his perfect exit.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Do it. Arkham City is way better, and Arkham Asylum is fantastic.

    Indeed. He's deffinately not going to voice Joker again in that series of games.
     
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    T'is a sad, sad day in the history of DC-associated voice acting. I shall throw a pig roast in Mr. Hamill's honor for his truly definitive Joker portrayal. :( 
     
  13. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Last time as Joker? I'll believe that when he's dead.
     
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    If it's for real, then may the force be with you Luke- I mean Mark!
     
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    You know, before Arkham Asylum he hadn't voice Joker since JLU. Unless he has a good reason I don't see why it's so hard to believe he's really done. It's not like it's a performance he does all the time.
     
  16. tikgnat

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    I'm wondering why he even made this announcement, I can only conclude that its a way to be able to bump up his fee for the next time.

    An unofficial 'I know I did a good job so next time is gonna be more'
     
  17. Dark Skull

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    You know, out of all the Joker's voices on animated series, I liked Mark Hamill's the best. To me, he seemed to really encompass Joker's crazy nature with how he did the voice. His talent will be missed.....though I hope he changes his mind :D 
     
  18. CZ Hazard

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    Don't even joke, I paid money to fly to Florida for Ric Flairs "retirement" Wrestlemania, what a joke that turned out to be! It was still a great holiday, but now I save my US trips for Botcon.

    To me Batman is Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy!

    Fans of hamill should check out his Dark horse comic mini-series "The Black Pearl", it's awesome.
     
  19. Takara_destron

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    I'll miss him as the Joker (still think he might come back, but who knows), but we'll always have his work to enjoy over and over :) 
     
  20. Eric

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    Damn. I'll really miss his Joker voice. :(