While the first official teaser for The Batman seems to confirm the heavy influence of The Long Halloween comic book story on the next big screen iteration of the iconic character, it was announced during this past weekend’s DC FanDome event that a two-part Batman: The Long Halloween animated movie will also be released in 2021.
As announced during Saturday’s DC FanDome Superman: Man of Tomorrow panel, DC, Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Part One of Batman: The Long Halloween in the summer of 2021, with Part Two coming in the fall.
Originally published in 1996-1997, the classic 13-issue comic book story The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, follows a killer named Holiday who murders people on every holiday for a year, from Halloween to the next Halloween, and it also features many of Batman’s iconic villains as he investigates the murders over the course of a year.
There has also been much speculation that director Matt Reeves’ live action The Batman will be a loose adaptation of The Long Halloween, which you can read more about here.
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