Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has unveiled new images from the upcoming Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One offering viewers a new look at Catwoman, Jim Gordon, and more. The animated film will feature an ensemble voice cast led by Jensen Ackles as the titular Dark Knight alongside Naya Rivera, Josh Duhamel, Billy Burke, Titus Welliver, Jack Quaid, David Dastmalchian, and Troy Baker. The film, which was officially announced during last year’s DC FanDome, hits shelves on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms on June 22.
The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, the film is an adaptation of the iconic mid-’90s storyline from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. The story centers on Batman early in his crime-fighting days as he teams up with Gotham’s two uncorrupt lawmen, Police Captain James Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, to take down the head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But as more murders occur throughout the city on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Dark Knight determines they are dealing with a serial killer and must bring down the mysterious Holiday Killer before it’s too late.
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With just over a month to go until the film’s debut, WB Home Entertainment is unveiling new images for The Long Halloween, Part One to keep the anticipation levels high, per Collider. The photos offer viewers a better look at Catwoman, Harvey and Gilda Dent, and Renee Montoya. The images can be viewed below:
Given it’s the 42nd entry into the DCUAO, the studio certainly has shown its ability to deliver effective and stylish adaptations of iconic DC storylines and the new images prove they haven’t lost a step. But even more interesting for fans should be seeing how the creative team splits up the 13-issue comic storyline into two films. It’s been a decade since audiences last saw the continuity predecessor Batman: Year One with the animated film. With The Long Halloween acting as the introduction of one of Batman’s notable rogues’ gallery villains and tying into the events that transform Dent into the menacing Two-Face, it’ll be exciting to see how true to the story the film will be.
Loeb and Sale’s storyline has been a source of inspiration for both big-screen and small-screen projects, including season 4 of Gotham and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, namely the eponymous 2008 film. With the DCUAO continuing to wow fans with every project, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One should be a surefire winner for both major comics fans and those unfamiliar with the source material. Fans can look forward to seeing what’s to come when the film hits shelves next month.
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