The official trailer for upcoming DC animated journey, Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, has arrived, and offers us our first glimpse at Supernatural star Jensen Ackles as The Darkish Knight. Tailored from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s seminal Batman comedian ebook arc of the identical title, Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half One guarantees to be one other distinctive outing for Warner Bros. Animation.
Impressed by the enduring mid-Nineties DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half One begins as a brutal homicide on Halloween prompts Gotham’s younger vigilante, the Batman, to type a pact with the town’s solely two uncorrupt lawmen, Police Captain James Gordan and District Lawyer Harvey Dent, with the intention to take down The Roman, head of the infamous and highly effective Falcone Crime Household.
However when extra deaths happen on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it turns into clear that, as an alternative of abnormal gang violence, they’re additionally coping with a serial killer – the identification of whom, with every conflicting clue, grows tougher to discern. Few circumstances have ever examined the wits of the World’s Biggest Detective just like the thriller behind the Vacation Killer.
Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half One follows a a lot youthful model of the Caped Crusader than audiences are maybe used to, with Jensen Ackles’ Bruce Wayne having not been working as a vigilante for very lengthy. Ackles, who returns to the world of DC following his extremely praised efficiency as Pink Hood/Jason Todd in 2010’s Batman Beneath the Pink Hood, sounds akin to quintessential Batman voice artist Kevin Conroy, making delicate however substantial modifications to the voices of Bruce and Batman. One thing that may solely bode properly for Batman: The Lengthy Halloween.
The late Naya Rivera (Glee), who handed away in 2020, provides one in every of her last performances as Catwoman/Selina Kyle. The remainder of the all-star forged contains Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke (Twilight, Revolution) as James Gordon, Titus Welliver (Bosch, Deadwood) as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, The Darkish Knight) as Calendar Man, Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Knight) as Joker, Amy Landecker (Your Honor, Clear) as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid (The Boys) as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore (American Dad!, Household Man) as Solomon Grundy and Alastair Duncan (The Batman) as Alfred. Extra voices offered by Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Grey and Jim Pirri.
Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half One is directed by Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) from a screenplay by Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen, Superman: Man of Tomorrow).
It has lengthy been believed that the following stay motion outing of the DC icon, director Matt Reeves’ The Batman, will take inspiration from The Lengthy Halloween. Equally, The Batman will comply with Bruce Wayne in his second 12 months of combating crime, as he begins to discover the corruption that plagues Gotham Metropolis and the way it might tie to his circle of relatives, along with coming into battle with a serial killer often known as the Riddler.