Batman: The Long Halloween Animated Movie Confirmed For 2021
Just when you thought that the striking DC FaDome virtual convention of the biggest reveals and insights from DC was done staggering and hyping you for 2021, another big announcement has been reported. The 24 hour long virtual convention revealed some spectacular new footage, including from, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman 1984 and .
Announced today in the final minutes of the Superman: Man of Tomorrow panel that streamed online early (courtesy of IGN), The Batman: Long Halloween two-part animated adaptation is stated to be confirmed. The acclaimed and Eisner award-winning 12-issue miniseries by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale is set to be released in the summer and fall of 2021.
Warner Bros. has assured fans for no shortage of Batman media in the coming year. The panel’s confirmation suggests that the animated feature film would be released in two different parts. Part one of this classic Batman tale is supposed to hit next summer while the final part will drop late 2021.
Talking about the story line, the 13-issue comics story arc from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, first published in 1996, is set back to the time early in Batman’s crime-fighting career that sees him giving a chase to the Holiday Killer, a serial murderer who claims a new victim on each major holiday. In the comics, Batman is shown working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Captain James Gordon. The story revolves around his chase against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he takes hostages each month. Batman has more up on him to handle as he tries to cease a feud between two of Gotham City’s most powerful families, Maroni and Falcone.
Talks have suggested that the animated feature could be an inspiration for director Matt Reeves’ live-action reboot, The Batman starring Robert Pattinson due next year. Like the animated adaptation The Long Halloween, The Batman is set during the early years of the the Caped Crusader.