Joker, or Joker as he is known in Mexico and other Latin American countries, is one of the most iconic comic book villains in all of history. Over the years, many actors have portrayed him in live action projects, cartoons, and video games. Without a doubt, Mark Hamill’s performance is a fan favorite.
Unfortunately, everything seems to indicate that the famous 71-year-old American actor will stop giving life to Gotham City’s criminal clown after 3 decades.
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Mark Hamill says goodbye to the Joker after the death of Kevin Conroy
On November 11, 2022, the entertainment industry came to a standstill with the news of the emotional passing of Kevin Conroy, an actor who has played Batman in multiple projects since 1992. His passing shocked millions of fans, who took to social media to share their condolences and pay tributes.
The last time we’ll hear Kevin Conroy as Gotham City’s notorious vigilante will be in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the next Rocksteady project set to debut this year.
In a recent interview with Empire magazine (via TheGamer), Mark Hamill spoke about the death of his friend and professional colleague. At one point in the conversation, he made it known that he doubts playing Joker again because Conroy will no longer voice him as Bruce Wayne in new projects.
“They’d call and say, ‘They want you to do the Joker,’ and my only question was, ‘Is Kevin Batman?’ If they said yes, I would say; ‘I’m in’. We were like partners. We were like Laurel and Hardy. Without Kevin there, there doesn’t seem to be a Batman for me,” the actor shared in the interview.
Both Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy first portrayed their DC characters in 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series. Both actors have since reprized their roles in multiple projects, including Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham trilogy.
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