New images have been released for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, and they display a very noir aura. If you haven’t already, make sure to check them out below!
Batman-moon: Chasing Catwoman across the skyline of Gotham City, Batman leaps from one building to another – perfectly framed by the full moon – in this scene from Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.
Wayne Manor: Wayne Manor offers an even more ominous appearance in Supervising Producer Butch Lukic’s vision of Bruce Wayne’s stately home in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.
Cat-shadow: Butch Lukic’s art direction shines throughout Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, particularly in his use of shadows and lighting – as evidenced by this image of Catwoman (and her shadow) sprinting across a Gotham City rooftop.
Falcone office: Deep shadows and a dark, haunting color palette go beyond the dialogue to inform the scenes in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, and this is particularly noticeable in this image featuring Bruce Wayne meeting with Carmine Falcone in The Roman’s office.
Supervising Producer Butch Lukic briefly commented on the inspiration behind the noir vibe infused in the photos, which he traced back to crime films from the 1940s as well as The Godfather.
“I wanted to give the film a timeless look, kind of like the book, where you can’t pinpoint the actual time period…”
“I really set out to make Gotham City a character onto itself. All the backgrounds were thought out to have a look or feel of classic cinematography. I even shadowed most of the backgrounds myself to get the right style of lighting needed for particular scenes, and to give the film that classic noir look.”
Starring Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Jack Quaid, and more, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and Blu-ray on June 22, 2021. Make sure to stay tuned for more updates, and check out all of our coverage on the two-part film here.