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
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos