One of the best-loved Batman tales of all time is the next animated DC Comics feature from Warner Bros. It lands this June, with a trailer out now.
It’s a long year
I’m a pretty big Batman fan, so it’s with a good deal of excitement that I get to talk about Batman: The Long Halloween. If you haven’t read the original story, I can’t recommend it any more highly. It’s a phenomenal tale, one that follows a younger version of the Dark Knight as he tracks a killer nicknamed Holiday.
Along the way, Batman will come across a series of his own villains, the organized crime that runs his city, and even witness the origin of one of his greatest foes. It’s twisting, it’s turning, and it’s from the A+ creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. And now, we have a first look at the small screen adaptation.
Coming to home video in June, Batman: The Long Halloween will bring the famed story to life, though it’ll do so without the super-stylized Tim Sale art style. Honestly, that’s probably for the best, as Sale’s work is likely not the best suited for animation.
As to how much of the lengthy Long Halloween will actually be making it to film too, we don’t know. But so far it’s both sounding and looking great. Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles played the title hero, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, the legendary Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, and loads of others. Sadly, Naya Rivera plays the part of Catwoman/Selena Kyle. the actress passed away last year, so this is one of her final roles.
Here’s your first look at the film in action:
Part 1 of Batman: The Long Halloween comes to both digital formats and Blu Ray on June 22nd.