On March 18, 2021, DC/WB announced their plans to expand their animated universe. They have previously announced several animated series: Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batwheels, and DC Super Pets. But these new announcements sent the internet buzzing! So, let’s see what all the fuss is about!
An Injustice Animated Film
After the release of Batman: The Long Halloween Parts 1 & 2, the next animated film will be Injustice. Many comic book fans know this story based on DC’s Elseworld series. Gamers will recognize the name from the video game and comic lines of the same name. This is an excellent choice! At the end of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the Flash went back in time to try and change Earth’s awful present and future. They could connect the two films to have Flash’s action be the reason the Injustice storyline is happening. There is no word on when the film will be released or who the voice cast will be.
Here is what the internet has to say about the Injustice Announcement:
I hope that Injustice movie is Rated R. Cuz Superman really be whylin in that timeline PG-13 wouldn’t do it justice lol
— Don Verdean 📼✝️⛪️ (@_DuRantandRave_) May 20, 2021
Do you like seeing an Evil Superman?
Are you fine with a Dark tone from DC?
Is Lois and her unborn son dying from a villian crossing the line?
We’re proud to announce ZSJL Part tw- i mean Injustice Animated movie
— MΛD MΛTT✖️ (@MadMattVids) May 20, 2021
Hope I get to see Alfred beat the shit out of Superman in the Injustice movie
— Jesse (@ChaosEtank) May 20, 2021
A New Animated Superman Series
Also announced on Wednesday, the new Superman animated series titled, “My Adventures with Superman.” This cartoon will follow Clark, Lois, and Jimmy Olsen when they are just starting out with The Daily Planet. Clark will have to balance being a single man in his 20s, starting a new job, and being Superman. Jack Quaid (The Boys) will voice Clark Kent/Superman and Alice Lee (Switched at Birth) is voicing Lois Lane.
Here’s a look are the trio:
No word on when the show will be released on HBO Max or Cartoon Network as of yet.
Here are some memorable Tweets about the new Superman Series:
I am 100% sold on MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN based on this one single image pic.twitter.com/R3R1f3ukaj
— Kelly Knox (@kelly_knox) May 19, 2021
my adventures with superman looks really cute shoutout to whoever drew him with blushy cheeks
— KT (@kloysius) May 19, 2021
The art style for My Adventures with Superman has made my week. pic.twitter.com/oGq2BI6NrB
— Eric Mikols (@duskvstweak) May 19, 2021
A New Batman Animated Series
There are already rumors of DC/WB working on a new Batman: The Animated Series. It looks like it won’t be the only Batman series DC has in mind. They also announced Batman: Caped Crusader. Not too much is known about this series. What we do know is that Bruce Timm is executive producing the series and will be working with J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves for this new project. This show will also air on Cartoon Network and stream on HBO Max.
Of Course, the Internet had plenty to say:
This is what I imagine when I think of what BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER can be pic.twitter.com/FzDj2F9XB4
— Battman 🦇 (@BatmanFiles) May 19, 2021
Matt Reeves, JJ Abrams, and Bruce Timm in the making of Batman: Caped Crusader pic.twitter.com/MQdglfG8Vv
— Guru (@Guruelous) May 19, 2021
i honestly really hope that Batman Caped Crusader is set in the same universe as The Batman just to help with the world building and stuff
— Luke (@qLxke_) May 19, 2021
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