Warner Bros. Debuts Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 Box Art and Release Date
Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Batman: The Long Halloween will soon be the second animated Batman adventure to get a two-movie adaptation. Warner Bros. Animation has announced that Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 will hit digital and Blu-ray on June 22. Warner Bros. also confirmed that Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 will be the next DC animated movie afterwards.
Supernatural star Jensen Ackles will headline Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Ackles previously voiced Red Hood/Jason Todd in Batman: Under the Red Hood. The late Naya Rivera provided the voice of Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Josh Duhamel also co-stars as Harvey Dent, with Billy Burke as James Gordon, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, and David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man.
Additionally, Troy Baker will voice Joker, with Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, and Alastair Duncan as Alfred. Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray, and Jim Pirri will also have roles in the film.
Here are the bonus features included on the Blu-ray:
DC Showcase – The Losers (New Animated Short) – The legendary rag-tag team of World War II outcasts – Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, “Mile-a Minute” Jones, rookie Gunner and Sarge – find themselves marooned on an uncharted island in the South Pacific that is completely overrun with dinosaurs! Their would-be ally on this deadly mission, the mysterious and beautiful Fan Long of the Chinese Security Agency, tells them their job is to rescue the scientists that have been sent to study the time/space anomaly. Perhaps… but what is her mission?
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie – An advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two.
From the DC Vault – Batman: The Animated Series – "Christmas With The Joker"
From the DC Vault – Batman: The Animated Series – "It’s Never Too Late"
This is the official description from Warner Bros. Animation:
“Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family.
But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.”
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