Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the images featuring Jensen Ackles’ Dark Knight in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.
The four stills from the two-part animated special showcase Batman/Bruce Wayne, voiced by Ackles, as well as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, who is voiced by the late Naya Rivera.
The first two images provide a look at The Long Halloween’s three primary protagonists, Ackles’ Batman/Bruce Wayne, Police Captain James Gordon (Billy Burke) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Josh Duhamel).
Also pictured with Batman is Rivera’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle. The other images show Police Captain Gordon with detective Renee Montoya (Alyssa Diaz), as well as Harvey Dent with his wife Gilda (Julie Nathanson).
According to Warner Bros., the story will not only follow the three central characters of Batman, Gordon and Dent but will also explore the complicated relationships between both Batwoman and Catwoman as well as Dent and his wife, Gilda.
Batman: The Long Halloween is based on the 13-part series by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, published in 1996. The story takes place in Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman and follows the Dark Knight as he works to apprehend a serial killer who murders people once a month on holidays. The animated adaptation is split into two parts, with Part One rated PG-13, and Part Two rated R.
Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One stars Jensen Ackles as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Naya Rivera as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, 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 and Alastair Duncan as Alfred, along with Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray and Jim Pirri. The film is expected to arrive this spring or summer.