Animated Movie ‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two’ Rated “R” for “Violence and Bloody Images”

Batman: The Long Halloween is getting a two-part animated movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, with Part One reportedly arriving sometime in Summer 2021, followed by Part Two sometime in Fall 2021. As you may recall, Part One was recently rated PG-13, but it’s interesting to note this week that the MPA has now given Part Two a different rating.

Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two is Rated “R” for…

“Some violence and bloody images.”

Sounds like the second film will be getting a whole lot more violent than the first one!

The voice cast includes:

  • Naya Rivera as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent
  • Billy Burke as James Gordon
  • Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone
  • David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man
  • Troy Baker as Joker
  • Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon
  • Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent
  • Jack Quaid as Alberto
  • Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy
  • Alastair Duncan as Alfred. 

Published by DC Comics in 1996 and 1997, the 13-issue series Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the most beloved Batman tales, written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale.

In the tale…

Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. As the calendar’s days stack up, so do the bodies littered in the streets of Gotham City. A murderer is loose, killing only on holidays. The only man that can stop this fiend? The Dark Knight. In a mystery taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the greatest Dark Knight stories ever told. 

“Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s deadly enemy, Two-Face.”

Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is directing The Long Halloween.