Batman : The Long Halloween cast announced

Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural”) will don the cowl in “Batman : The Long Halloween”.

The latest in a long line of animated WB/DC pics, the first half of “Long Halloween” will release later this year.

Josh Duhamel, Billy Burke, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, and Alastair Duncan are among others lending their vocal chords to the offering. “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, who tragically passed away last July, is Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

Courtesy THR, who had casting details, here’s the synopsis :

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 directs.