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“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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Reign of the Supermen Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
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)
DC Comics Animation – General 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.

Reign of the Supermen

Reign of the Supermen

Reign of the Supermen

Please note the above images were taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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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The Death of Superman

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. The film is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.


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The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League. The Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction.

As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, Superman Doomsday told an abridged version of The Death Of Superman, DC Comics’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated The Death of Superman, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with Reign of the Supermen in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC’s upcoming The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, Justice League Dark).


Click here for more details on Superman/Doomsday, the first DC Universe Movie title to adapt “The Death of Superman.” For more Superman-centric animated movies, also check out Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, All-Star Superman, Superman vs. The Elite and Superman Unbound!

“The Death Of Superman” Coming August 7, 2018 To 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, July 24 To Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that The Death of Superman will arrive August 7, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and July 24, 2018 to Digital HD. The Death of Superman finds the Man of Steel in a fight to the finish when he becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction. Full press details for the animated feature are below, as well as its theatrical trailer.

THE MAN OF STEEL FACES HIS MOST FORMIDABLE FOE IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED FILM FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN
COMING AUGUST 7, 2018 TO
ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting July 24, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

The Death of Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray™ disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set includes a collectible Superman figurine; the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray Combo Pack™ include a digital version of the film.

The Death of SupermanThe Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction.

As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, Superman Doomsday told an abridged version of The Death Of Superman, DC Comics’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated The Death of Superman, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with Reign of the Supermen in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC’s upcoming The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, Justice League Dark).

The Death of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital
-The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.
-A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1” – After eliminating Imperiex, Brainiac 5 takes over his army and plans to take over the universe. With Superman thought to be dead, the other Legionnaires must stop him before it is too late!
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2” – The Legion faces Imperiex in a final battle, while a traitor lurks in their midst.

DVD
A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

MARKETING SUPPORT
The Death of Superman will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: August 7, 2018
Order Due Date: July 3, 2018
Run Time: 72 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Blu-Ray Deluxe Gift Set; $39.99
4K UHD Combo Price: $39.99 SRP
Languages: English

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About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and Digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Click here for more images from the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. The Death of Superman will hit Digital starting July 24, 2018 and will then be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 7, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on The Death of Superman right here at The World’s Finest.

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“The Death of Superman” Preview Image From Upcoming Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming The Death of Superman animated movie is featured on the iTunes Extras page for the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated feature. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit April 10, 2018 to Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and March 27, 2018 to Digital HD. No official details for The Death of Superman have been released as of yet, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks. Early details – including a trailer, cast, creative team and release date – are expected to be announced shortly. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. Click on the images for a closer look.

The Death of Superman

The Death of Superman

Please note the above images were taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Based on the designs featured in the image, the animated movie looks to be in continuity with the DC Universe Movie titles inspired by the recent DC Comics “The New 52” reboot. The Death of Superman is the first of a two movies adapting the classic Death of Superman saga, with the second installment – The Reign of the Superman – set for release in early 2019.

More details are forthcoming, so stayed right here at The World’s Finest for more on The Death of Superman, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie following Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, in the coming weeks. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Both digital and physical releases of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will feature a preview of The Death of Superman.

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