Holy smokes, Batman! Days of our Lives' Jensen Ackles, All My Children's Josh Duhamel to play Batman and Harvey Dent in two-part film

Posted Thursday, April 08, 2021 7:16:03 AM

All My Children alum Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) and Days of our Lives alum Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) have both signed on to voice iconic characters in Batman: The Long Halloween.

If there was ever a reason to delve deep into the comic world, it's this: Days of our Lives alum Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) and All My Children alum Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) have teamed up for the two-part animated DC Comics film Batman: The Long Halloween.

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming project (below) introduces Batman -- voiced by Ackles -- and Harvey Dent (later called Two-Face) -- voiced by Duhamel -- working together to stop a war between two mob families, while a mysterious serial killer targets people on holidays.

The trailer also teases appearances from some of Batman's foes, including Joker (Troy Baker), Solomon Grundy (Fred Tatasciore), and Calendar Man (David Dastmalchian), as well as the Caped Crusader's allies, such as James Gordon (Billy Burke) and Selina Kyle (Naya Rivera).

According to an official description, Part One of Batman: The Long Halloween kicks off with a brutal murder on Halloween that "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."

Batman: The Long Halloween is based on the thirteen-issue comic book series of the same name that was published by DC Comics in 1996 and 1997. Part One of the animated series is set to be released this summer, with Part Two following in the fall.

Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.

Jensen Ackles starred on Days of our Lives from 1997 until 2000 before going on to find work on numerous primetime series, including Supernatural and Smallville.

Josh Duhamel played All My Children's Leo from 1999 to 2002. He went on to find mainstream success in television shows like Las Vegas, Battle Creek, and Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. as well as in films like Safe Haven, New Year's Eve, and the Transformers franchise.

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