Rumor: ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Animated Movie In Development

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Now then, strap yourself in for this rumor. According to Mario Robles over at Revenge of the Fans, the next DC animated Batman project will be an adaptation of the famous Batman: The Long Halloween comic by Jeph Loeb. But more than that, it’ll be a two-parter.

But let’s work our way backwards. For starters, this adaptation of The Long Halloween will reportedly not take place in any pre-established continuity or timeline, but will instead go the route taken by both The Killing Joke and The Dark Knight Returns: tell a standalone story that exists in its own world that just tells this Batman story and nothing more.

While Mario Robles doesn’t elaborate much on what he’s allowed to say just yet in regards to The Long Halloween adaptation, he did reveal a few key names when it comes to the film’s potential voice cast and who he guesses that they will play. Jensen Ackles, who is no stranger to the DC animated world after voicing Jason Todd in Under the Red Hood, Robles believes would be Harvey Dent. There’s also Troy Baker, Naya Rivera, Titus Welliver, and another fellow DC traveler, David Dastmalchian.

Again, Robles states that this is rumor territory, so take it with a bat grain of salt right now until either Warner Bros or DC Entertainment confirms this rumor. But what do you think about this news? Do you think it’s time that Batman: The Long Halloween got the animated treatment? Who would you want to see included in the film’s voice cast? And ultimately, do you think this is a real possibility or purely a rumor that won’t come to fruition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Here’s a brief synopsis for Batman: The Long Halloween:

“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.”

Batman: The Long Halloween is available now on store shelves.

Source: Revenge of the Fans

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