DC’s Next Animated Films Include ‘Batman’, ‘Suicide Squad’, & ‘Superman’

The slate of DC Animated Original Movies just got bigger, with four new movies - one about Batman, one about the Suicide Squad, and two about Superman.


DC’s line of animated films just got more expansive as four new movies will be released between 2018 and 2019, featuring Batman, Superman, and the Suicide Squad.

DC Comics has just revealed that, following the premiere of Batman & Harley Quinn, they have at least four animated movies planned between 2018 and 2019. While the company has a tendency to go all-out on Batman movies (which comprise a good portion of their line of animated films), surprisingly, only one of the four movies stars the Caped Crusader – and it’s an adaptation of the Elseworlds story Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. In the meantime, the Suicide Squad will be getting their second animated movie after Batman: Assault on Arkham in the form of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay – which, incidentally, will the first to be set in their shared animated continuity (composed of Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract).

But perhaps what’s most interesting of all is that Superman will be the subject of the first two-part animated film since the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – a pair of films adapting The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen. The story arc was previously adapted in DC’s first animated movie that was a part of this line in Superman: Doomsday, but that story was condensed into a shorter narrative. The movie will expand upon the original’s narrative just in time for the 25th anniversary of the title hero’s (temporary) demise. It is not clear if this will take place in the animated continuity that Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is also set in.

Source: DC Comics