Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released a number of preview images from the upcoming Batman: The Long Halloween Part One animated film, offering a few glimpses of what the movie will look like. One of the images happens to feature Renee Montoya — a curious inclusion in the film considering she does not appear in the original comic book by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Granted, her appearance is not unwelcome as there’s never enough Renee Montoya in DC Entertainment media. We’d still love for her to get a chance at being the Question in TV series some day.
In the film, she is voiced by Alyssa Diaz while Billy Burke takes on the role of Jim Gordon — a casting choice we’d also like to see occur in live action.
According to the WBHE’s description of the film, “a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen – Police Captain James Gordon 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.”
Jensen Ackles voices Bruce Wayne and the Batman with Naya Rivera as Selina Kyle, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent and Julie Nathanson as his wife, Gilda. Take a look at their characters in the images below:
The film also includes the talents of Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone; David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon; Jack Quaid as Alberto Falcone; Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy; Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni; and Alastair Duncan as Alfred. Frances Callier, Greg Chun and Gary Leroi Gray also lend their voices to the film.
Behind the camera, Superman: Man of Tomorrow‘s Chris Palmer directs from a script by Reign of the Supermen and Superman: Man of Tomorrow‘s Tim Sheridan. Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Sheridan serve as producers while Butch Lukic (Justice Society: World War II, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is the supervising producer. Michael Uslan and Sam Register serve as executive producers.
And, as always, the disc release will come with a number of special features, including another DC Showcase short film. This one focuses on The Losers as they find themselves marooned on an dinosaur-filled island in the South Pacific. Working with Fan Long of the Chinese Security Agency to study the apparent time/space anomaly, the WWII-era outcasts wonder about her agenda and their real purpose on the island. Other features include a sneak peek at Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two, and two episodes of Batman: The Animated Series: “Christmas With The Joker” and “It’s Never Too Late.”
Batman: The Long Halloween Part One debuts on digital and disc June 22nd.