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Old October 22 2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Mark Hamill: No more Joker

I just saw on Blastr that Mark Hamill announced yesterday that Arkham City will be his last time playing the Joker. I can understand wanting to stop after playing the character for almost 20 years, but I still think this is a sad day for Batman fans. Of all the different versions of the Joker I've seen Hamill's was second only the Heath Ledger.
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Old October 22 2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

Yep I saw that the other day and those spoilers would go along way as to explaining why. He didn't want to come back for Arkham City but did so because of the fans. I think Kevin Conroy said that the fans were a big reason for him coming back to do the game as well. I will miss Mark's Joker as his was my favourite version of the character, Heath's version is my second favourite.
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Old October 22 2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

He stated this back when his involvement in Arkham City was first announced.
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Old October 22 2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Indeed. It's come back into light again though since the game came out and NYCC.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

Mark Hamill was amazing as the Joker and the man deserves a lot more credit than he gets for his acting skills. I've always been a fan.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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I hadn't heard that. The guy had one hell of a run.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

I'm at least glad he got to go out on a very high note with Arkham City. IMO he did an incredible job in the game. Same with Kevin Conroy.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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^ Yes he did. Both he and Conroy were awesome. In fact the entire voice cast did a great job and I especially liked Stana Katic as Talia!
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Old October 22 2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

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Yep I saw that the other day and those spoilers would go along way as to explaining why. He didn't want to come back for Arkham City but did so because of the fans. I think Kevin Conroy said that the fans were a big reason for him coming back to do the game as well. I will miss Mark's Joker as his was my favourite version of the character, Heath's version is my second favourite.
Hamill announced this back in 2010, not long after Arkham City was announced. Don't forget that Hamill is 60 years old, and by this point the Joker voice is absolutely killing his throat. Saying that he did Arkham City because of the fans is false, however -- Hamill had originally planned for Arkham Asylum to be his final go as The Joker, but after reading Paul Dini's script for Arkham City, he felt that he had to return for one last go.

As for Conroy, that dude will continue voicing Batman as long as WB wants him and his voice allows. Just a few weeks ago, he was announced to be playing Batman in Justice League: Doom.

Also, "Mark?" "Heath?" Really? Are you on a first-name basis with these people?
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Old October 22 2011, 07:43 PM   #10
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Indeed. This is an old announcement, but it's still sad. He did a fantastic job.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:45 PM   #11
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My bad for the false information...maybe I'm thinking of Conroy who did give a recent video interview with CBR that fans demand is the reason he keeps on doing the voice and I'm aware of Doom. It maybe an old announcement but it's been in play again due to the game release and I think Hamil repeated that he won't be returning during his panel at NYCC.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:46 PM   #12
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Honestly, I think it was probably one of the best written and acted games I've ever played.
EDIT: I didn't realize it was an old announcement, this was the first I'd heard about it.
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Old October 22 2011, 07:47 PM   #13
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^ Agreed. Phenomenal script and story.
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Old October 22 2011, 09:23 PM   #14
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I just saw on Blastr that Mark Hamill announced yesterday that Arkham City will be his last time playing the Joker. I can understand wanting to stop after playing the character for almost 20 years, but I still think this is a sad day for Batman fans. Of all the different versions of the Joker I've seen Hamill's was second only the Heath Ledger.

I agree with you on pretty much everything you said except for one. Mark Hamill was second to nobody as the Joker.
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Old October 22 2011, 09:47 PM   #15
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Re: Mark Hamill: No more Joker

but but but.. Is he ever going to play the Trixter again?
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