Could one of the greatest stories in Batman history soon be brought to animated life? If Revenge of the Fans are correct, then yes.
The site is reporting that Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s stunning The Long Halloween arc is set to be turned in to a two-part animated effort, much like what we’ve recently seen with The Death of Superman and previously what we saw with Jay Oliva’s brilliant two-part take on Frank Miller’s iconic The Dark Knight Returns.
In addition to this, the rumoured cast for the adaptation includes Troy Baker, Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Jim Pirri, Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Katee Sackhoff and Fred Tatasciore.
Of course, right now this is far from officially confirmed by DC Entertainment, but the story certainly sounds extremely plausible. Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment have been developing adaptations of some of the Caped Crusader’s most famous tales in recent years – such as The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke and Hush – and so The Long Halloween most certainly fits the bill on that front.
The thirteen-issue comic book arc, which ran from 1996 into 1997, is viewed as one of the greatest Bat-tales of all time, with the story focussing on a mysterious killer who rears their head on each and every holiday of the year. The Long Halloween also happens to be the pivotal moment where Harvey Dent becomes the nefarious Two-Face.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.