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Rivera died in July 2020 as a result of a drowning accident

By Alexia Fernández
April 08, 2021 08:02 PM
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Fans of Naya Rivera can finally hear the actress's voice in her final film role.

In the new trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, Rivera voices the iconic Selina Kyle/Catwoman opposite Bruce Wayne/Batman, voiced by Supernatural's Jensen Ackles.

The movie sees Batman on track to solving a string of murders in Gotham City. As his path crosses with Catwoman's he can be heard asking, "Why are you running?"

Rivera's character replies, "You could use a little fun."

The voice cast of the film also includes Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as James Gordon, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as the Joker, Jack Quaid as Alberto, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon and Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone.

This will mark Rivera's last project as she wasn't in production on any other titles before her death. Rivera died in July 2020 as a result of a drowning accident after she and her son Josey, now 5, rented a boat at Lake Piru in Southern California.

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When the boat became overdue for return after its three-hour rental, the staff at the lake found the vessel at the north side of the lake with the star's sleeping son aboard. Rivera's body was found five days later, and authorities believe the actress and singer died saving Josey.

The actress is being honored by her Glee costars at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night. The reunion will pay tribute to Rivera and her groundbreaking character Santana.

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The former costars appearing in the tribute include Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jacob Artist, Vanessa Lengies, Alex Newell, Harry Shum Jr. and Becca Tobin.

Following an introduction from Demi Lovato, the group will honor LGBTQ teens and Rivera's character. The special tribute comes the same year as the 10th anniversary of Santana's coming out on Glee.

The Long Halloween is a two-part film with the first part coming to digital and on Blu-ray on June 22.