Batman: The Long Halloween has decided to go trick-or-treating early with a brand new trailer for Part 1. Here’s a look at it:

A very long Halloween for Batman indeed. And with no candy to boot.

IGN managed to deliver us this trailer via YouTube. Along with the trailer itself, we also got some info about Batman: The Long Halloween‘s cast and a new story synopsis. It’s all right here:

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 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 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.

While we still don’t have an exact release day, we now do have a rating. This particular Batman film has a PG-13 rating for “violence, bloody images, language, and some smoking”. I honestly thought Batman: The Long Halloween would get a higher rating, but I guess DC Animation doesn’t want to go too overboard with the violence.

Batman: The Long Halloween: No Holiday for the Dark Knight

Batman rising out of smoke in Batman: The Long Halloween.
Batman in his natural environment.

As you can see above, Batman: The Long Halloween is a somewhat different Batman cartoon from the norm. It’s got this dark and somber vibe pervading it that reminds me of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy. Which is funny, really. Nolan actually got the idea for the trilogy from the original comic book this animated duology is based on. In fact, you could say that The Long Halloween is the ur-The Dark Knight. If you’re a fan of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, this is definitely the Batman film for you.


Batman: The Long Halloween just dropped a new trailer for the first part of their planned animated duology. Said trailer shows a dark and somber Batman who wouldn’t be out of place in Batman Begins. If you’re a fan of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman, check out this animated film sometime in Summer 2021.

Source: YouTube