Get Ready for a Year of Mystery with “The Long Halloween, Part One” Trailer

The Long Halloween is one of my all-time favorite Batman stories. The Caped Crusader tries to catch a killer who only strikes on holidays, while Bruce Wayne sees his friendship with D.A. Harvey Dent unravel. It also features several appearances from his rogues' gallery, including the Joker, Calendar Man and Solomon Grundy. While I've long wished for a live-action adaptation, this animated effort will have to do.

Part One of the film will arrive in June, and features a new voice cast. Jensen Ackles stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Billy Burke plays Commissioner Gordon and Josh Duhamel provides the voice for Harvey Dent. This will also mark the final role for the late Naya Rivera, playing Catwoman. Part Two will arrive in the fall.

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, premieres on Blu-ray and digital services on June 22.

Check out the trailer below.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.