The DC Hero You Likely Didn’t Know Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles Played
In 2021, Warner Bros. released a two-part animated film titled “Batman: The Long Halloween.” Directed by Chris Palmer and written by Tim Sheridan (and based on the DC Comics storyline of the same name), “Batman: The Long Halloween: Part One” follows Batman, Commissioner Gordon (Billy Burke), and D.A. Harvey Dent (Josh Duhamel) as they race to track down the killer known as Holiday, who has been targeting those involved in the underworld. The chase for Holiday continues into “Batman: The Long Halloween: Part Two.”
At the center of the whole project is none other than Jensen Ackles, who voices Batman himself. Speaking at the 2021 virtual San Diego Comic-Con, Ackles discussed how he decided to approach voicing the iconic character, stating, “It’s just an all-star list of people that have voiced this character and played him live-action. It is a hot potato, and you don’t want to drop this one. I tried my best not to think about what somebody else had done, what I’d heard before. I really tried to knock all that out and not go in a direction that felt familiar to me. So I just tried to find it on my own, in my own way” (via CinemaBlend).
For those curious about Ackles’ voice performance as Bruce Wayne, both parts of “Batman: The Long Halloween” can be watched on HBO Max.