The internet has gone into melt down with the news that DC is working on a two-part animated film from the iconic classic story, Batman: The Long Halloween. Comic Book site, Revenge of the Fans is reporting the story as their own exclusive with several other pop culture sites reporting the same story. With no official word from DC or Warner Bros. we are classifying this as a rumour for now.
Batman: The Long Halloween is regarded as one of the most iconic stories of the Batman Universe, I place it in the same category as the Dark Knight Returns, Hush, KnightFall, & All Star Batman & Robin.
For those who have or haven’t read the story here is a recap of the official synopsis:
“Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. As the calendar’s days stack up, so do the bodies littered in the streets of Gotham City. A murderer is loose, killing only on holidays. The only man that can stop this fiend? The Dark Knight. In a mystery taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the greatest Dark Knight stories ever told.
Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s deadly enemy, Two-Face.“
The rumour reel on this states that the two-part animated film will not be part of the DC animated universe that has been created by WB, it is supposedly going to be a stand alone film like The Dark Knight Returns & The Killing Joke. The source of this information won’t be named but they are considered solid by “Revenge of the Fans” due to their prior knowledge of the casting of the Harley Quinn series. Take what you want from it, with so many sites reporting off the back of this site there should be some level of confirmation soon on if this is true or not.
Troy Baker – He has voiced Batman in the past and is reportedly in the hot seat to voice the Dark Knight again.
Jensen Ackles – He voiced Jason Todd in Under the Red Hood, speculation that he could voice Harvey Dent.
Titus Welliver – Only a hunch from the source that he could voice Alberto Falcone. He played one of the Joker’s plebs in Nolan’s 2008 The Dark Knight.
Other reported castings:
The rest of the cast includes names like Jim Pirri (who’s voiced Mr. Freeze and Vandal Savage in previous DC films), Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler (who was The Riddler in Batman: Assault on Arkham), Katee Sackhoff, and Fred Tatasciore (who played Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy in DC Super Hero Girls).
Let us know what you think.