Announced during DC Fandome last summer, the long-awaited adaptation of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sales “Batman: The Long Halloween” is set to be released in two parts, “Batman: The Long Halloween Part One and Part Two” respectively.
Today The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed the voice cast for “Part One” of the two-parter, which is reported to be released during the Summer of 2021. Jensen Ackles, who was previously known for being the voice of Jason Todd/Red Hood in “Batman: Under the Red Hood” (2010) and the hit show “Supernatural” as Dean Winchester, has been cast as the voice of the Dark Knight a.k.a. Batman / Bruce Wayne.
It also stars the late Naya Rivera (Glee), who had tragically lost her life in July, as the voice of Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Other prominent stars include Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent / Two-Face, Billy Burke as James Gordon, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy and Alastair Duncan as Alfred. Other voice work was performed by Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray and Jim Pirri.
The official synopsis for “Batman: The Long Halloween” reads; “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.”
Fans will finally be able to witness one of the greatest stories of the Dark Knight in the animated format this summer.