Part 1 isn’t even out yet, but Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for the second installment of their Batman: The Long Halloween adaptation.
The clock is ticking
Anyone who knows the story the The Long Halloween, knows very well where this one’s heading. A two-part film in the DC animated series, The Long Halloween features quite a few story-arcs all woven into one. Not the least of those, is the birth of one of The Dark Knight’s greatest foes – Two-Face.
In this first-look at the final half of the story, we get a look at the tortured villain, as well as some hints at the twists and turns that this adaptation of a classic will take.
Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two continues as the Holiday Killer is still at large and, with Bruce Wayne under the spell of the venomous Poison Ivy, Batman is nowhere to be found. Liberated by an unlikely ally, Bruce quickly uncovers the real culprit: Poison Ivy’s employer Carmine Falcone. The Roman, his ranks decimated by Holiday and his business spinning out of control, has been forced to bring on less desirable partners – Gotham City’s rogues’ gallery. In the meantime, Harvey Dent is confronting battles on two fronts: attempting to end the mob war while also dealing with a strained marriage. And, after an attack that leaves Harvey hideously disfigured, the District Attorney unleashes the duality of his psyche that he’s strived his entire life to suppress. Now, as Two-Face, Dent decides to take the law into his own hands and deliver judgment to those who’ve wronged him, his family and all of Gotham. Ultimately, the Dark Knight must put together the tragic pieces that converged to create Two-Face, the Holiday Killer, Batman and Gotham City itself.Warner Bros
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 is set to debut on digital formats on July 27th. Expect to see it on Blu Ray not too long afterwards, on August 10th. If you’re looking to watch both halves, and you probably should be, then keep in mind that Part 1 releases on June 22nd.