Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios are currently in a pretty rough era since their last three DCEU movies have all turned out to be commercial failures, and things aren’t looking promising for the upcoming ‘Blue Beetle’ either. However, we mustn’t forget the animated projects that DC is currently developing, and there we have some new things that are promising quite a lot.
DC has always been known for great animated adaptations, regardless if they’re feature movies or TV shows. Since the legendary DC Animated Universe spawned series such as ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Superman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Batman Beyond,’ and ‘Justice League.’ The universe concluded in 2006, but DC continued to produce more animated projects, including great movies such as ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox,’ ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood,’ ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham,’ and a two-part movie adaptation of ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.’
Two new animated DC movies will arrive next year
Since they started developing more animated content, DC hasn’t slowed down to this day. This month we will watch ‘Justice League: Warworld,’ and the fourth season of the acclaimed R-rated animated series ‘Harley Quinn.’ Next year, we’re looking forward to the upcoming animated series Creature Commandos. Written by James Gunn, it’ll be the first project in his DCU.
Today, on their official social media account, DC officially announced two brand-new animated movies — ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths.’ What’s even better, both of them are set to arrive next year.
The legendary comic book ‘Watchmen,’ written by Alan Moore, was published in twelve issues between September 1986 and October 1987. The storyline was previously adapted in 2009’s homonymous movie written by David Hayter and Alex Tse and directed by Zack Snyder. HBO also developed the ‘Watchmen’ television series, which premiered in 2019, and concluded its run after only one 9-episode season.
‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ is one of the most known storylines DC Comics has ever published. It features superheroes from all parts of the Multiverse as they unite to defeat the Anti-Monitor. The comic book event started in April 1985 and concluded with the twelfth issue in March 1986. The storyline depicted a Multiversal catastrophe that put an end to countless Earths in DC Multiverse and created a singular New Earth, which lasted as DC Universe’s mainstream continuity until 2011’s Flashpoint.
‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ was also an Arrowverse crossover event that aired through five episodes in December 2019 and January 2020. That adaptation was done very loosely and was met with mixed to negative reviews from fans and critics.
DC fans will surely have a lot of content to watch as we wait for the upcoming DC Universe franchise, which will officially kick off with the upcoming live-action movie ‘Superman: Legacy.’ Directed by James Gunn, the movie will be released on July 11, 2025.
The next DC animated projects are the upcoming animated movie ‘Justice League: Warworld,’ which is set to be released on July 25, 2023, and the fourth season of the ‘Harley Quinn’ animated series, which premieres on July 27.
Are you looking forward to animated adaptations of ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’? Let us know in the comments.