Screenwriter Tim Sheridan Sheds Light On ‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2’

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‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2’ is the upcoming DC Animation sequel based on the comic book written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale. The first part had a deviation from the original story arc leaving audiences curious to see what will happen.

Screenwriter Tim Sheridan recently sat down with Syfy Wire to discuss the approach at adapting the DC Comic plot, calling Part 2 “this fast-moving train with a lot of stuff happening.”

“Our goal was just to make a story that is a cinematic version of The Long Halloween. As close as we could get,” he explained. “I said, ‘I’m gonna write a live-action Long Halloween script. This is going to be a script that we could produce for live-action, but we will end up animating it.’ It helped in the process for me because I wasn’t writing, let’s say a kids’ cartoon — I was writing a serious, adult, live-action adaptation of The Long Halloween.”

He continued, “The first part is very much the clean, pristine side of the coin and then the second part is the marred-up side of the coin. The dirtier part of the story.”

“As the costumed villains begin their reign as ushered in by, as we know at this point, Two-Face … In some ways, it’s kind of a happy accident for me because the ratings of the PG-13 and the R really represent those two sides of the coin,” he said. “It is faster and dirtier and darker in Part Two and so, the R seems to represent that.”

Sheridan goes on to say that the sequel gets “ramped up” with action, violence, and how many characters are involved with the story. He also praised Loeb and Sale for their work on the comic book.

“I think that the book is beautiful and it exists and people should go back and read the book. Hopefully, this movie inspired people to pick up the book — either for the first time or again, and really get to experience Jeph and Tim’s incredible work of art that is The Long Halloween,” Sheridan said.

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1’ is currently available on DVD and digitally. Part 2 was released on July 27, 2021, with the DVD coming out on August 10, 2021.

You can check out the trailer to Part 2 below:


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