Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2 the animated film has just been released on July 27th, 2021 on Digital. With its Part one, it garnered an audience that fell in love with the new animated story, and now it has come back to give its fans a fulfilling end to the holiday killing spree mystery.
During San Diego Comic-Con International’s Comic-Com@Home, we got some massive surprises and some of these surprises came from Warner Bros Animation and DC as well. Where they hosted a panel for the much-awaited Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2.
The animation will see the story of the mysterious serial killer named Holiday, who murders people on holiday, one for each month. The second part would be a race against time where Batman, Harvey Dent, and Captain James Gordon will be seen putting everything in to find the cold murderer.
In Part One of the feature-length animation, the Falcon crime family is the target that needs to be saved from the vicious villains. While DC’s Batman is all about superheroes and his on the side of justice associates, the animation brings forth myriad criminal minds in Gotham to the center this time, giving some of the best moments to its fans. Joker, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, and Scarecrow all are very much present in this thrilling animation.
This checklist while impressive doesn’t encompass the biggest baddie of all, District Attorney Harvey Dent, The man popularly known as Two-face. We see him becoming the madness monster that he is well known for. One compromise after another, Gotham City sees the birth of a new potential villain.
The clip released by the Warner Brothers earlier revealed Two-face finally coming into its element making a new alliance with Solomon Grundy and finally rising to be the villain we have all been waiting for in Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2.
This gives way to the R-rated action-drama feature we have all been waiting for. The first part was only rated PG-13, but now that Harvey Dent has gained Two-Face as his identity, we can expect the creators to not hold back on violence anymore.
The story will see the following voices giving expression the impactful end, Jensen Ackles ( Supernatural) as Batman/BruceWayne, 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 Gundy, Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, and with Naya Rivera as Catwoman
Jensen Ackles, who has been filming for Soldier Boy also discussed his experience with Batman, mentioning the crusader and Dark Knight “knocking the Texas” out of his accent. He also explained his journey behind the characterization of Batman, how he tried his best not to think about the other actors who had portrayed Batman in the past, to bring his own twist to Batman in Batman: The Long Halloween.
“It’s fun when you start finding that rhythm, and then to balance that out with the Bruce Wayne and find another kind of level there, it’s a really good, fun challenge as an actor to play with those emotions from just simply your voice. You can’t use your arms, you can’t use your facial expressions, you can’t do any of that.”
Ackles plays a much greener version of Batman, who’s still learning in his new shoes. Based on the 13-issue comic book series by Jeph Loeb, this two-part feature is being brought to life by Tim Sheridan (writer) and Chris Palmer ( director). The two previously collaborated on 2020’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow.
The animated film is available on Amazon Prime, don’t miss out on it, and would be arriving on Blu-ray on August 10th, 2021.
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