Warner Bros. Animation, DC Comics Developing Milestone Media-Based Animated Movie
Revealed during DC FanDome 2021, DC Comics’ virtual comic and entertainment convention held on Oct. 16, 2021, Milestone Media producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan announced an animated movie based on characters from the Milestone universe is currently in development from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The untitled film will feature a script by Brandon Thomas.
Hudlin and Cowan also unveiled the promotional poster for the upcoming animated movie, which featured art by Bill Sienkiewicz and included characters Static, Hardware, Icon and Rocket. More details are expected to be announced during the 2022 calendar year. Click on the thumbnail right for a closer look.
During DC FanDome, Cowan said, “This has been the thing that Milestone fans have been dreaming about for a long time, and we’re happy to give it to you, finally.” Cowan added that the animated movie wouldn’t focus on just one Milestone character, but multiple characters, and noted it will feature the return of fictional Milestone city of Dakota.
Hudlin and Cowan also confirmed a Static feature film is also in works, with Randy McKinnon currently writing the script.
Also announced at DC FanDome 20021 was The Milestone Initiative, a new program from DC, Milestone Media and WarnerMedia in collaboration with Ally. The program aims to identify, support and elevate emerging diverse writers and artists within the comic book industry.
Milestone Media was founded in 1993 by Cowan, Michael Davis, Derek T. Dingle and the late Dwayne McDuffie, with DC Comics publishing and distributing its books. Further, Static – one of Milestone Media’s most popular characters – was adapted for the Kids’WB! Static Shock animated series which ran from 2000-2004. Additional Milestone Media characters have appeared in other DC Comics-based animated projects, including Young Justice.
Stay tuned for further updates relating to Milestone Media’s upcoming animated projects, and more, right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news.
Click here to discuss this news at The DC Animation Forum!
Check out more video content at The World’s Finest’s YouTube channel!