It has just been confirmed that the DC Animated Universe will be adding three new films to its lineup next year. During the Batman: Hush World Premiere panel, it was revealed that Superman: Red Son will kick off next year’s line-up followed by two other features.
The Elseworlds story of Superman: Red Son explored the idea of if Superman had landed in the USSR and grew up in the thick of the Cold War. Rather than fighting for truth, justice, and the American way, this Superman is a Soviet symbol fighting to preserve communism in Stalin’s USSR.
Superman: Red Son is just the first animated film fans can look forward to next year as it was also revealed that DC would be developing Justice League Dark: Apokolips War and Superman: Man of Tomorrow.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will serve as a sequel to the 2017 film Justice League Dark, the R-rated animated movie that united Batman with the supernatural heroes John Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan and Black Orchid.
The final film of the 2020 lineup, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, will be an entirely original story featuring a young Superman early in his career. As of now no further details were revealed about the film, so we will have that to look forward to in the coming months.
In addition to these films, DC is also developing several “DC Showcase” shorts. The shorts will focus on Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and an adaptation of Batman: Death in the Family.
It looks like DC fans have quite a lot to look forward to next year as DC continues to grow its animated universe.
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