It’s going to be more of an excruciating year for Batman than it will be for us with the newly released trailer for the next DC animated movie coming out based on the classic graphic novel of the same name – Batman: The Long Halloween.
And by all appearances, it looks like the Joker has some competition when it comes to being the top psychotic murderer of Gotham, and that leaves the Dark Knight near scrambling as the many shiny clean Gotham Knights flirt and consider the moral ramifications of obliterating the criminal element by any and all means.
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.
Watch the trailer in the player below: