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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Experience Jensen Ackles in his debut foray as the Caped Crusader; the thrilling adventure uses ‘noir-ish’ styled animation with heavy outlining and cell shading.

The Bat is back! Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, staring Jensen Ackles as the Dark Knight himself, has a its first trailer. The Long Halloween follows a young Bruce Wayne during his early career as he hunts the gruesome serial killer Holiday. The classic plot influenced Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and is said to be the inspiration for the upcoming Matt Reeves film The Batman as well.

The trailer shows a new, noir-in-color, animation style that immediately brings to mind the work of Telltale Games, with heavier outlines and cell shading.

Watch the thrilling-meets-chilling first trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One now:

Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween that prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.

Ackles is joined by the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman, who completed voice work before her passing last July as well as: 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 Grundy; and Alastair Duncan as Alfred.

Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) directs from a screenplay by Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen, Superman: Man of Tomorrow). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Butch Lukic (Justice Society: World War II, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is the supervising producer. Michael Uslan and Sam Register are executive producers.

Keep an eye out for Batman: The Long Halloween Part One, available June 22 on Digital and Blu-Ray.

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