Dark Knight Returns' Joker To Be Played By Michael Emerson

Bad Robot repeat offender Michael Emerson has provided the voice of The Joker for the upcoming second part of the Dark Knight Returns animated adaptation.

TV Guide were good enough to provide this quote from Emerson, talking about the appeal of the clown prince of crime:

He's one of those great villains that an actor like me likes to play because he has layers – he has a face for the world and a face for himself.

And judging from this picture, both are pretty pale and have silly lips.

Don't expect anything like a steady performance – Emerson says he's playing he role "turned to 11 at all times."