According to TV Guide, Lost’s Michael Emerson will voice the Joker in the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2. This movie will be the second part of a two-part retelling of Frank Miller’s classic Batman story, with the first one being released later this month. In this story, the Joker rekindles his hatred for Batman after learning that the Caped Crusader has returned after years of exile.

"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," Emerson told the site. "He is, in a way, a villain who is a natural actor. All of that is that is delightful and confounding at the same time."

Emerson will be voice acting alongside Peter Weller as Batman, Ariel Winter as Robin, and Mark Valley as Superman.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will hit stores in early 2013. Check out what the Joker will look like below.

[via TV Guide]