Batman The Long Halloween Announces Lead Voice Cast Featuring the Late Naya Rivera
The two-part animated adaptation of Batman The Long Halloween which is set to release later this year has announced its voice cast which includes Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, and the late Naya Rivera as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. The late Naya Rivera completed all of her voice over work prior to her passing in July of 2020.
Additional cast members include 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. Other voice work was performed by Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray and Jim Pirri.
Chris Palmer, known for Superman: Man of Tomorrow, is directing from a script that reteams him with Man of Tomorrow screenwriter Tim Sheridan. Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producing. Butch Lukic is the supervising producer, with Michael Uslan and Sam Register serving as executive producers.
Batman The Long Halloween will be adapted from the comic book story of the same from writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. Released in 1996 and ending in 1997, The Long Halloween tells the tale of Batman in the early years of his career as the Caped Crusader. Gotham City is being plagued by a killer known as Holiday who kills once a month.
Elements of Batman The Long Halloween influenced Harvey Dent’s transition into Two-Face in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent/Two-Face was portrayed by Aaron Eckhart. Batman The Long Halloween has also been rumored to be partially adapted in the upcoming Batman film starring Robert Pattinson directed by Matt Reeves.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter