Mark Hamill's Days as Arkham Asylum Joker Numbered

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Back to Mark Hamill doing VAing for the Fire Lord.

Good night, sweet prankster prince.

(As Green Lantern removes a bomb from the bottom of a river)
Joker: Aw, I was hoping someone would drown trying to disarm that...

If this is truly his final performance as the joker, then this is incredibly sad news.

Don't do this to me Hamill, don't take away this remnant of childhood.

Oh who am I kidding, it's not like my childhood was so totally dependent on a cartoon that Mark Hamill no longer doing the voice sends me into paroxyms of nerd rage. That would be the most hopelessly pathetic thing ever in existence.

Aw, man. That's sad, but I can understand that he doesn't want to milk the voice (or whatever). Even though he's quitting as Joker, at least he did some good work while he was the clown himself.

As long as he goes out with a bang, i'm happy.

Phew. Judging from the title, I though Mark Hamill had been diagnosed with a terminal disease or something. They'd better not get someone else to do the voice in potential sequels. Wouldn't be right. I'm betting on Two-Face, by the way.

I'm going to miss Mark Hamill's crazy laugh. I sure hope that he continues to be the voice actor for the greatest batman villain of all time in the years to come. Knowing he is still the voice of the Joker makes me want to buy Arkham Asylum 2.

LiquidGrape:

Captain Pancake:
Going on a bit of a tangent here, but how come in the new batman films batman "left" his mentor to die, but he rescued a psychotic madman that he had no previous affiliation to?

Poor writing.
Easy as that.

Meh, one was meant to be in the third the other wasn't meant to continue. It's really that simple.

Captain Pancake:
Going on a bit of a tangent here, but how come in the new batman films batman "left" his mentor to die, but he rescued a psychotic madman that he had no previous affiliation to?

He didn't, he couldn't have saved 'Rhas al'Ghul', or rather, the fake guy, in the burning building, but he jumps out of a window and risks his own life to save Henri Ducard, the real Rhas. He saves his mentor, and only lets him die right at the end when Rhas is planning to effectively let Gotham tear itself apart in madness and has brought his own end upon himself.

As far as The Joker is concerned, Batman couldn't just leave him to die because he felt that he needed to bring the guy to justice, and if that meant saving his life then he had no choice. Yet the Joker died in the end anyway...

Wait hes the joker? You learn something new every day.

Anyway I don't see there could be 2 sequels of AA unless they change the setting but then it wouldn't be Batman Arkham Asylum. I'm interested to see where the sequel goes as the first was actually pretty fun.

If they can do Bane right (genius, not roid-tarded), he could probably make for a good game.

sinclose:
Ah well, I can understand his reasons.

And frankly, I was hoping Rocksteady could focus on more main villains(like Ra's Al Ghul) rather than using the joker to death, like so many Batman plots...

It would be nice to see them explore all his other foes, there really are some good ones, however, Batman isn't Batman without the Joker.

There's always Hush for AA3

Just imagine a stealth game in which your biggest enemy, also using stealth, could be right behind you, about to kill at any moment? Wouldn't that be new, different and fun? Not that I am looking forward to Hamill leaving the infamous role, I'm just trying to look for a bright side...

Kalezian:

canadamus_prime:
That'll be a shame. As far as I'm concerned Hamill is the Joker, everyone else is a pale imitation. ...except maybe for Jack Nickleson.
Now before all you Heth Ledger fans jump down my throat, let me qualify that statement by saying that I did think Heth Ledger's performance was brilliant, magnificent even; I'd personally give him an Oscar for it if it were up to me. Wait, didn't he get an Oscar for it? I don't know. Anyway, despite that though, it just didn't feel like the Joker to me.

to be honest, Ledger's Joker didnt feel like the psychotic prankster we have had for so long, instead he just felt like another psychopathic murderer.

still a good incarnation of the Joker, mind you, but the Joker's insanity is waht to me, makes the Joker, and it will be a sad day when we no longer hear Mr. Hamill's laugh while staring at the Jokers smile:

Yep I agree with both statements. Ledger was a decent madman but just did not have the jokery vibe.

I hope he never stops doing the Joker even if it is for one wb animated movie a year or something...

Ah, shame....

They'll figure out something tough, I'm sure.

Mark Hamill NOOOOO!!!
The Joker just won't be the same.

Wasn't the first Arkham Asylum said to be Hamill's last gig as Joker? Me thinks he still needs a paycheck.

Whatever, I'm just glad he's in. I hope Kevin "The Best Batman Period" Conroy will come back, too.

Personally, when I think of Mark Hamil and video games, I think of Wing Commander 3 & 4.

Did anyone see the 'The Batman' animated series? I really liked the Joker in that. Obviously the voice actor is nowhere near Hamill, but I reckon he'd be an OK replacement.

For comparison: Hamill and The Batman

Grinnbarr:
Did anyone see the 'The Batman' animated series? I really liked the Joker in that. Obviously the voice actor is nowhere near Hamill, but I reckon he'd be an OK replacement.

For comparison: Hamill and The Batman

Mark Hamill WAS the joker in the animated series.

well, goodbye to the greatest Joker ever, we'll miss you Mark Hamill!

AC10:

Grinnbarr:
Did anyone see the 'The Batman' animated series? I really liked the Joker in that. Obviously the voice actor is nowhere near Hamill, but I reckon he'd be an OK replacement.

For comparison: Hamill and The Batman

Mark Hamill WAS the joker in the animated series.

well, goodbye to the greatest Joker ever, we'll miss you Mark Hamill!

Yes, he was the Joker in 'Batman: the Animated Series'. In 'The Batman', a newer series, the voice actor was (according to Wikipedia) Kevin Michael Richardson. Did you click the links?

If Mark Hamill is going to stop voicing the Joker than I think they need to kill the Joker off in Arkham Asylum 2 but have the ending fight with him be glorious. Maybe Batman finally decides to kill the Joker instead of letting him live to cause chaos and terror.

I loved him in AA, simply pure epicness! The joker is a great villian to but it would be nice to see another villain :)

Grinnbarr:
Did anyone see the 'The Batman' animated series? I really liked the Joker in that. Obviously the voice actor is nowhere near Hamill, but I reckon he'd be an OK replacement.

For comparison: Hamill and The Batman

Well he does do a good joker all I hope is if they use that guy next they gave him the look from the newer series becasue it just fits his voice better than the suit and tie look.

craddoke:
Hamill is a brilliant voice actor - there's actually a number of actors with only moderate success in live ventures who are just awesome when it comes to voicing animated characters (Patrick Warburton, aka the Tick, immediately comes to mind after Hamill). None of them get the recognition/accolades they deserve for this work - basically, they're invisible.

Yeah, I agree. Funny how that works. Same as Kevin Conroy in that respect- he found most success and exposure from doing voice work rather than from his film and tv work.

I'll miss hearing Hamill's electrifying Joker... although I'm delighted that he's decided to give it another whirl for Arkham Asylum 2.

manythings:

The way I interpreted it Ra'as('s?) own machinations killed him whereas batman kicked the joker out of a window himself.

Interesting, so in Batmans system of ethics, it is wrong to cause death, but ok to let someone die.

Crimson_Dragoon:
That's a damn shame. Hamill will always be my favorite Joker. Anytime I read Joker in the comics, I hear him in Mark Hamill's voice.

ME TOO!!!

This is a sad day for cartoon lovers every wheres (for people who watch The Batman Animated Series)

It's going to be different without that crazy-ass laugh hounding us.

shadyh8er:
As long as he goes out with a bang, i'm happy.

Same here, they better give him the best god damn send off fitting for the joker that bthey can

But too be fair, It's better to hear him stopping the Joker by his means, then, by say, him dying and having him replaced by a soundalike.

Although, to complain, so now Spock retires and Hamill stops playing Joker? What next? Bruce Campbell not being Ash? Because that can't happen!

Mark heres to you for being the best Joker ever

*takes drink, tips hat, and walks away

well here's to hoping the next one will be great as the first

if there is a three who should be the villian?

I understand not wanting to do the voice for the game again, but why drop the Joker forever?

I guess this means we will never see anything else from the DC animated universe... it will just feel empty without Hamill. :(

As for who they could get for the main baddy, we have somebody from the cartoon who possibly was a BETTER villain in the show. A villain that gave the show its first emmy, and put Batman: TAS on the map. A villain that was as tragic as he was cold.

Don't know who it is?

Watch the show (why you need an excuse to watch possibly the greatest animated series ever is beyond me) and you will know who I am talking about.

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