Reign of the Supermen

“Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, “Batman: Hush,” Wonder Woman: Bloodlines” Animated Movies Announced

Revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 The Death of Superman World Premiere panel, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles slated for 2019, which include an adaption of the acclaimed Batman: Hush storyline, a new Justice League adventure, and an original Wonder Woman animated feature. Reign of the Supermen, the first DC Universe Movie title of 2019, was announced in 2017. Continue below for DC Comics’ official release.

Batman: Hush is Getting an Animated Movie

In late 2002, acclaimed writer Jeph Loeb and a talented artist known for his work at Marvel, Image and WildStorm named Jim Lee debuted a 12-part Batman storyline in the pages of Batman #608. The story’s title was “Hush,” and the simple name belied a surprisingly complex story that would feature much of the Dark Knight’s popular rogues’ gallery, hint at the eventual return of the once dead Jason Todd, introduce Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Tommy Elliot and bring the romantic undertones of Batman’s relationship with Catwoman to the forefront for the first time.

DCIt’s a story that’s ripe with cinematic potential, as we’ll likely discover when it’s brought to animated life as part of the next wave of DC Universe Movies.

The 2019 slate was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con panel following the The Death of Superman world premiere. Based on the seminal storyline that shocked fans of the Man of Steel when it debuted 25 years ago, The Death of Superman is actually only the beginning of the story. The second part of the previously announced two-part adaptation, Reign of the Supermen, kicks things off in early 2019. Focusing on what happens after Superman’s death, the comics that inspired part two introduced characters who have gone on to play integral roles in the world of Superman, such as Steel, Cyborg Superman and Conner Kent. Look for some Reign of the Supermen teasers in the closing credits of The Death of Superman.

After that, in spring 2019, the Justice League returns for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five. Originally composed of supercriminals Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader, the Fatal Five were first introduced in 1967 and are more commonly associated with the Legion of Super-Heroes. While they have appeared in animation before, both on Justice League Unlimited and on the Legion of Superheroes animated series, they’ve been largely dormant for a while (though Emerald Empress did play a key role in the recent Justice League vs. Suicide Squad comic book event). This is an original story, and there’s much we don’t know about it. Is it set in the future or the present day? Will the Legion appear? Which Justice Leaguers will we see? Only time will tell!

The third movie for 2019, Batman: Hush will release in summer, and will follow the two-part Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen as the latest animated movie based on an acclaimed DC comic storyline. While this year’s Batman: Gotham by Gaslight was arguably the last Batman-centered DC Universe Movie, it’s an “Elseworlds” tale featuring a Victorian Era Dark Knight. Hush will find the series returning to the present day and set in a much more familiar Gotham City. The comic storyline featured popular Bat baddies like Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul and the Joker, but it’s also well known for introducing the villain it’s named after—the bandage-faced Hush. While a child version of the character has made a couple of appearances on Gotham and Hush has appeared in video games like the Arkham and LEGO Batman titles, he’s never before appeared in a DC Universe Movie.

But wait, there’s more…

Yes, typically WBHE releases three DC Universe Movies each year, but 2019 is special and we’re getting a fourth. For the first time since her fan-favorite 2009 animated movie, Wonder Woman will take center stage in an original animated movie called Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. Not much is known about this mysterious—but very exciting—bonus movie, but expect to learn more next year.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content.

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Batman: Hush Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
The Death of Superman Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
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Preview Image From Upcoming “Reign Of The Supermen” Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming Reign of the Supermen animated movie is featured on the iTunes Extras page for the The Death of Superman animated feature. Reign of the Supermen, arriving early 2019, is the sequel to the forthcoming The Death of Superman animated movie, which is the next DC Universe Movie and will arrive August 7, 2018 to Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and July 24, 2018 to Digital HD. No official details for Reign of the Supermen have been released as of yet, but that is expected to change.

New details are expected during San Diego Comic-Con 2018, however, though it is unknown when trailer, cast, creative team and specific release date information will hit. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. Click on the images for a closer look.

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More details are forthcoming, so stay right here at The World’s Finest for more on both The Death of Superman and Reign of the Superman in the coming weeks. The Death of Superman will hit Digital starting July 24, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018. Both digital and physical releases of The Death of Superman will feature a preview of Reign of the Supermen. Reign of the Supermen is arriving early 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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“Batman: Gotham by Gaslight,” “Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay,” Two-Part “Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen” Animated Movies Announced

Revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn World Premiere panel, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced three DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles slated for 2018 and a peak into 2019. The movies will include animated adaptations of classic DC Comics stories and a title set the DC Universe Animated Original Movie continuity.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight adaptation coming to DC Universe Animated Original Movie lineFirst out of the gate will be Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, an adaptation of DC Comics title of the same name. In the classic Elseworlds story, Batman is re-imagined as a detective in Victorian times and is pitted against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper. The title will be released in Early 2018.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will follow in Spring 2018 and is the first Suicide Squad movie set within the DC Universe Original Movies’ shared continuity. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will feature an original story and an extensive voice cast.

Lastly, the 2018 lineup of DC Universe Original Movies concludes with Death of Superman, the first part of the two-parter. Adapting the legendary story of Superman’s fatal battle with Doomsday, this will actually be the second DC Universe Original Movie to adapt the material. The first, 2007’s Superman: Doomsday, was the very first DC Universe Original Movie and condensed and altered the original comic book event. The upcoming adaptation will be more faithful to the source material, much less condensed and will include many of the fan-favorite moments from the story that were left out of Doomsday.

In early 2019, look for Reign of the Supermen, the second part of the two-part adaptation. The film will show the rise of the Superman alternates that took his place during the year after his death. Further details will be released in the future.

Other animated movies based on DC Comics titles, but taking place outside the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, will also be released during the remainder of 2017 and in 2018. A sequel to the acclaimed Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature is slated to hit shelves, along with another installment in the DC Super Hero Girls animated movie line.

Additionally, a soundtrack release is coming for the Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature through WaterTower Music, though specific details are not yet available. Information will likely be released in the coming weeks.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all three upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles. For information on the next title, though, check out the Batman and Harley Quinn subsite at The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Stay tuned for further updates here soon a The World’s Finest.

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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Death of Superman Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Reign of the Supermen Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
DC Comics Animation – General Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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