IGN has released an official trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two. Yes, Part One hasn’t even come out yet and already DC is teasing us the second instalment. You do you, DC Universe.
I know some people around the SAW offices think this looks like hot garbage, but I’m not one of those screenagers. I actually like the animation style (even if it doesn’t evoke the art of the original comic story), and I’m a sucker for an animated Batman film that takes its time with the source material. Enough with these 76 minute animated films. I need more 90 to 120 minute animated superhero movies!
Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two continues as the Holiday Killer is still at large and, with Bruce Wayne under the spell of the venomous Poison Ivy, Batman is nowhere to be found. Liberated by an unlikely ally, Bruce quickly uncovers the real culprit: Poison Ivy’s employer Carmine Falcone. The Roman, his ranks decimated by Holiday and his business spinning out of control, has been forced to bring on less desirable partners – Gotham City’s rogues’ gallery. In the meantime, Harvey Dent is confronting battles on two fronts: attempting to end the mob war while also dealing with a strained marriage. And, after an attack that leaves Harvey hideously disfigured, the District Attorney unleashes the duality of his psyche that he’s strived his entire life to suppress. Now, as Two-Face, Dent decides to take the law into his own hands and deliver judgment to those who’ve wronged him, his family and all of Gotham. Ultimately, the Dark Knight must put together the tragic pieces that converged to create Two-Face, the Holiday Killer, Batman and Gotham City itself.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two does not currently have a release date. Expect it to drop later this year.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?