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Mark Hamill Shoots Down Return to Voicing The Joker

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Aside from playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, Mark Hamill is also known for voicing The Joker in various Batman animated projects throughout the years. His terrific voice performance has become iconic for many fans and he's also been hailed as one of the best Joker actors of all time.

However, with the passing of Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy last year, some fans are wondering whether Hamill will still continue voicing the villain or he'll move on with a different voice actor opposite him instead.

Now, the actor has finally revealed his future as The Joker and it looks like we have also heard the last of him in the iconic role.

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Mark Hamill Confirms He's Done Playing The Joker

Mark Hamill as The Joker
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Credit: Warner Bros. Animation

In his recent appearance at Fan Expo San Francisco (via Culture Crave), Hamill confirmed that he's no longer voicing The Joker in any animated projects due to the passing of Conroy last year.

He was quoted saying, "Without Batman, crime has no punchline."

The Star Wars actor last voiced the iconic DC character in an episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? where Batman and the other villains made guest appearances and crossover with the Mystery Machine gang.

As fans know, Hamill has frequently voiced The Joker since Batman: The Animated Series in the early '90s and he was associated with the role in the animated versions of the character.

It is understandable to hear Hamill's reason behind his retirement from voicing the villain since he was also friends with Conroy even if their respective characters are at odds and it might be difficult for him to continue playing him without having him on the recording booth as well.

After all, he has done a lot of wonderful work as the character throughout the years and he already has a great legacy as the character that other voice actors will take inspiration from when they do their version of The Joker.

Fans will definitely miss Hamill and Conroy's voices, but at the same time, there are hundreds of content that they can still revisit in various formats whether it's animated shows, direct-to-video films, and video games.

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