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Yes! Batman: The Long Halloween is coming as two-part animated movie!

January 7th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! 

My all-time favourite Batman story is 1996’s Batman: The Long Halloween from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. It’s a long-form adventure that sees Batman going up against his top villains over the space of 12 months as he tries to solve a case that could bring in every villain Gotham has ever known.

It’s a direct sequel to Batman: Year One and Loeb’s writing and Sale’s beautiful art just make it quintessential Batman.

And now it looks like we’re getting a two-part animated movie! Yes!

The only reason this disappoints me is because I always dreamed of a live-action two-part adaptation, but this has me excited nonetheless.

And, if it’s a success, it also has a cracking sequel in Batman: Dark Victory and its spinoff Catwoman: When in Rome.

Oh and, for the record, it was Hush before Hush was every dreamed up.

It also seems that the movie will be same universe as the animated Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, The Death of Superman, Constantine City of Demonsand the upcoming Reign of Superman two-parter.

That’s a big universe DC is building in 2D.

As for the cast, a few names have been released who will be starring as DC’s biggest characters:

Animated legend Troy Baker, Supernatural star Jensen Ackles, Gell’s Naya Rivera, Son’s of Anarchy’s Titus Welliver and The Dark Knight’s David Dastmalchian.

Others tipped to star are: Jim Pirri, Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Katee Sackhoff and Fred Tatasciore.

There’s no release date or other news yet, but this is one I’ll be watching with a serious amount of attention…

Thoughts?

Source: RTF

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….