Warner Bros. Animation has revealed its ensemble cast for the long-awaited animated adaption of the hit comic book story-arc ‘Batman: The Long Halloween.’ The biggest revelation is that ‘Supernatural’ star Jensen Ackles will voice the Dark Knight and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne.
“Been sitting on this news for while now,” he wrote on Twitter. “So excited and honored to be a part of the ‘Batman’ legacy.”
Ackles previously voiced the former Robin Jason Todd in the animated feature-length film ‘Batman: Under The Red Hood,’ where Bruce Greenwood played Bruce Wayne. Prior speculation centered on ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ star Kevin Conroy voicing the Dark Knight, but the reaction to Ackles’ casting has been largely positive.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rest of the cast includes Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven) as Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent, Billy Burke (Twilight) as Commissioner James Gordon, Titus Welliver (The Town) as Mob boss Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad) as Calendar Man, Troy Baker (Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison) as the Joker, Amy Landecker (Dan in Real Life) as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson (Swift) as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda 2) as Solomon Grundy, and Alastair Duncan (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Alfred Pennyworth.
The late ‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera will voice Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. Rivera passed away in July 2020, but Warner Media confirms that she concluded her voice work for the movie.
The filmmakers also released a brand new image from the movie, showing that the animation will be different from the comic book series written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Tim Sale.
First shot from the upcoming Batman: The Long Halloween animated movie pic.twitter.com/knadZjCVBk
— Batman Shots 📸 (@BatmanShots_) March 31, 2021
The movie will be helmed by Chris Palmer who made his directorial debut with ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ and screenwriter Tim Sheridan, who has penned the script.
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