Jensen Ackles will voice the Dark Knight in Batman: The Long Halloween, and now Part 1 has been given an official release date.
With a new animated Batman movie on the way comes an all new voice cast boasting the likes of Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles as the Caped Crusader and the late Naya Riviera as Catwoman. The movie is based on the classic storyline from the comics, The Long Halloween, which features Batman at the beginning of his crime-fighting career. The first trailer for the film teased the comic-accurate adaptation with plenty of action-packed footage.
Jensen Ackles is no stranger to playing members of the Bat-Family, since he voiced Jason Todd/Red Hood in one of the most critically acclaimed DC animated movies, Batman: Under the Red Hood. He’s also playing another hero in the third season of Amazon’s The Boys, Soldier Boy. Luckily, there isn’t long to wait until we hear more from his version of the Dark Knight, as a press release from Warner Bros. has confirmed the film arrives on digital and home release on June 11. It’ll also come with an animated short based on The Losers comic book, which previously had a live-action adaptation in 2010 starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana.
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Here is the synopsis for the original Batman: The Long Halloween comic book series from Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale:
“Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, this collection tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. 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.”
In addition to Jensen Ackles as Batman, The Long Halloween also features the voice talents of Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, 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, Alastair Duncan as Alfred Pennyworth and the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman. Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray, and Jim Pirri are also on board.
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