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Will the Joker be in Suicide Squad? Leaks have spoiled the answer

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The Joker might be coming back for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, possibly blowing up the canon of the Batman: Arkham series.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League leaks just won’t stop and unfortunately, fan sentiment has not been positive toward the reveals. The microtransactions, potential resurrection of deceased characters, and unceremonious murder of iconic heroes are only some of the story details that have come out via leak so far.

However, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is only two months away from its official release. If any major changes are made at this stage, then the game might face yet another delay. Rocksteady Studios seemingly confirmed the legitimacy of the leaks and discouraged further proliferation of spoilers, but that hasn’t stopped anything. Things aren’t getting less controversial either, with leaks saying that the return of the Joker is coming.

Is the Joker in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League?

The Joker is in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, according to leaked audio files

The Joker was the Batman: Arkham series’ first and biggest antagonist. So much so that he kept coming back for every game, even when he was long dead. Batman: Arkham City was the game where the Joker officially kicked the bucket, but he’s always appeared in the Arkham games, whether through flashbacks or hallucinations. 

It seems Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is exhuming the Joker for yet another appearance, pairing him up with Brainiac, the game’s primary antagonist. Whether this is a resurrection, hallucination, or multiverse variant, is currently unknown. Regardless, this choice did not bode well with Arkham fans, given the closure the character received in Arkham Knight. 

Is The Joker voiced by Mark Hamill in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?

The Joker isn’t confirmed to be voiced by Mark Hamill in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. As Joker poetically puts it, “Without Batman, crime has no punchline.”

Hamill has stated that he doesn’t want to voice the role without Kevin Conroy, who has regularly voiced Batman across both animated series and video games since 1992. Conroy died in 2022 at 66 years old.

Although Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is Conroy’s final performance, it’s unknown if Hamill reprised the role opposite him in the game. Given Hamill’s personal feelings towards the character, it’s unlikely he would return for a comedic cameo. A leak also suggests that Batman will not play a significant role in the Suicide Squad story.

Without Hamill, the next likely candidate for Joker would be Troy Baker, who played the character in Arkham Origins. Regardless, nothing is confirmed until the game’s release in February 2024.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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