DC - dc universe original movies /tags/dc-universe-original-movies en Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) /movies/superman-man-of-tomorrow-2020 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/08/Movies-Thumb_SupermanManOfTomorrow_5f3c5ec807e108.59347994.jpg"><a href="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/08/Movies-Thumb_SupermanManOfTomorrow_5f3c5ec807e108.59347994.jpg" title="Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-453718-T12abmh0OBc"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/movie_cover/public/movie-covers/2020/08/Movies-Thumb_SupermanManOfTomorrow_5f3c5ec807e108.59347994.jpg?itok=awY8lEJz" width="575" height="290" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis in <em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow</em>, the next entry in the popular series of <em>DC Universe</em> <em>Movies</em>. </p> <p>It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as <em>Daily Planet</em> intern Clark Kent—working alongside reporter Lois Lane—secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there's even greater trouble on the horizon. Follow the budding hero as he engages in bloody battles with intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo and fights for his life to halt the attack of power-hungry alien Parasite. The world will learn about Superman…but first, Superman must save the world!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Darren Criss</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Zachary Quinto</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Alexandra Daddario</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Brett Dalton</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Ryan Hurst</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Ike Amadi</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Neil Flynn</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Bellamy Young</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Cristina Milizia</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Eugene Byrd</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">April Stewart</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Piotr Michael</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Cissy Jones</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">David Chen</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-directors field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Directors:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Chris Palmer</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Writers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Tim Sheridan</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-producers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Producers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Butch Lukic</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:producer">Jim Krieg</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Kimberly S. 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class="field-label">Custom Buy Bar Links:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/movies/superman-man-of-tomorrow-2020" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 18 Aug 2020 23:13:24 +0000 Tim Beedle 453718 at /movies/superman-man-of-tomorrow-2020#comments A New Hero Takes Flight in Superman: Man of Tomorrow /blog/2020/07/21/a-new-hero-takes-flight-in-superman-man-of-tomorrow <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>A New Hero Takes Flight in Superman: Man of Tomorrow</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">George Taylor</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/dcfandome" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/thumbnail_DailyStar_Logo_900_5f11fdf7d7d758.57629638.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p><em>New</em>.</p> <p>What a wonderful word, brimming with possibility and hope.</p> <p>The upcoming release of <em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow</em> has oodles of new—balanced with a healthy dose of the familiar.</p> <p>For forty films over the past thirteen years, Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have rallied behind the stellar creative vision of producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker to bring forth tales of heroism and villainy in their own stylish manner.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/SMOT_Still_75_5f166e12f2e5e8.93496478.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>For <em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow</em>, trusted animation veteran Butch Lukic (<em>Constantine: City of Demons</em>, <em>Justice League Action</em>) puts his personal stamp on the popular <em>DC Universe Movies</em> series with an offering overflowing with new character designs, art direction, and voices. It’s a contemporary sensibility to complement the long-running success of this popular line of films and offer a fresh take on the world’s most beloved superhero.</p> <p>It’s still Superman, albeit at a stage we’ve rarely seen—as an intern at <em>The Daily Planet</em>, confronting his own insecurities as he strives to ascertain exactly who he is and what he might mean to this confusing world.</p> <p>Screenwriter Tim Sheridan (<em>Reign of the Supermen</em>) has drawn inspiration from a variety of DC sources—<em>Superman: American Alien</em> and <em>Superman: Birthright</em>, with a touch of several others—as well as his own fertile imagination to deliver a story focusing on Clark Kent’s rise from Kansas farm boy to full-fledged DC Super Hero. It’s Clark’s search for identity as he encounters a learning curve in every aspect of his life—not only in terms of his evolution as the Man of Steel, but for his journalistic career and in the complicated transition of a small town kid trying to find his way in the big city. The film focuses mostly on his post-Smallville life, but before his romance with Lois Lane really begins. It’s far more a tale of Clark Kent than Superman. But as with most origin stories, the fun is watching the inevitability of the hero rising.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/Superman%20Tomorrow%20PUB-02_5f166e388c85e4.26709838.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>Creating such a departure from past films gave the crew a new canvas on which to paint, and they reacted with the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for children dashing to open presents on Christmas morning.</p> <p>Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss is one of those amazing gifts. <em>DC Universe Movies</em> have had a wide array of talent giving voice to the Man of Steel, from Tim Daly, Jerry O’Connell and Mark Harmon to George Newbern, Kyle MacLachlan and Jason Isaacs, to name a few. But Criss is the most geek-centric actor to step behind the microphone to date, an absolute comic nerd who revels in the role. He was so excited, we thought he might show up wearing a cape.</p> <p>There was even a very sweet moment during recording where you could see Criss get caught up in the iconic grandeur of it all. “It warmed my heart to even see it on the page,” he said. “And to know, at the moment, I was the one who got to say it. It was so classic, I felt unworthy. And all the line said was, ‘Are you alright, Miss Lane?’ It really gave me pause.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/Superman%20Tomorrow%20PUB-11_5f166e51b9c872.93598131.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>Criss leads a cast that is perfectly suited for their roles. Zachary Quinto brings a cool, calculated, oozing-with-arrogant-intellect attitude to the role of Lex Luthor, a casting selection we’ve been aching to secure for years. Anyone who knows Alexandra Daddario’s unbridled enthusiasm, overt sense of curiosity, and knack for being direct will hear all of that in this young Lois Lane. Brett Dalton doesn’t let his nice-guy persona conflict with the transition from sweet janitor to power-hungry lifeforce, taking the Joker’s “one bad day” to another extreme in becoming one of Superman’s greatest foes.</p> <p>And then there’s Ryan Hurst. That voice, so full of gravel and grit—he’s simply traded his <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> motorcycle for a space chopper as intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo. It’s an organic evolution, and one that Hurst eats with a fork and knife—chomping heartily on Lobo’s trademark cigars while dolling out advice and physical punishment to anyone in his path. Who doesn’t love Lobo? Or, as Darren Criss dubbed him, “Space Meat Loaf.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/Superman%20Tomorrow%20PUB-18_5f166e6756e357.68906266.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>And please know that we’ve seen your comments. Your criticisms. Your questions.</p> <p>We’ve also seen your excitement and your anticipation. So yes, in this world, the “S” stands for “Superman.” And the trunks are back. Just wait. There’s more.</p> <p>You’re ready for a new journey, one of unexpected delights and vision. Buckle up.</p> <p>You’ll see it all soon enough.<br />  </p> <p><em>Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, Superman: Man of Tomorrow will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting August 23, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. <a href="/videos/superman-man-of-tomorrow-official-trailer" target="_blank">Be sure to check out the trailer</a> if you haven’t yet seen it, and keep your eye on the Daily Star for news on Superman: Man of Tomorrow and DC FanDome.</em></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/daily-star" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">daily star</a>, <a href="/tags/daily-star-blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">daily star blog</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandom-blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandom blog</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-man-of-tomorrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman: man of tomorrow</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman movie</a>, <a href="/tags/new-superman-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new superman movie</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-animated-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman animated movie</a>, <a href="/tags/new-superman-animated-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new superman animated movie</a>, <a href="/tags/clark-kent" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">clark kent</a>, <a href="/tags/kal-el" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kal-El</a>, <a href="/tags/lois-lane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lois lane</a>, <a href="/tags/lex-luthor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lex luthor</a>, <a href="/tags/lobo" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lobo</a>, <a href="/tags/parasite" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">parasite</a>, <a href="/tags/darren-criss" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">darren criss</a>, <a href="/tags/alexandra-daddario" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alexandra daddario</a>, <a href="/tags/zachary-quinto" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">zachary quinto</a>, <a href="/tags/brett-dalton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">brett dalton</a>, <a href="/tags/ryan-hurst" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ryan hurst</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe original movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-animated-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe original animated movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animated-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animated movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-watchverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc watchverse</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/07/21/a-new-hero-takes-flight-in-superman-man-of-tomorrow" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="A New Hero Takes Flight in Superman: Man of Tomorrow" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000 George Taylor 453259 at /blog/2020/07/21/a-new-hero-takes-flight-in-superman-man-of-tomorrow#comments Justice League Dark: Apokolips War - Exclusive Panel Discussion /videos/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war-exclusive-panel-discussion <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War - Exclusive Panel Discussion</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p><span dir="auto"><em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War </em>marks the end of the seven-year series of animated DC movies that began with 2013's <em>Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. </em>To celebrate this climactic chapter, we gathered many of the creatives behind the film for an exclusive online panel discussion. We're pleased to present it here in full for your enjoyment.</span></p> <p><span dir="auto">Matt Ryan: John Constantine<br /> Jerry O’Connell: Superman<br /> Jason O’Mara: Batman<br /> Christopher Gorham: The Flash<br /> James Tucker: Executive Producer<br /> Matt Peters: Co-Director<br /> Christina Sotta: Co-Director<br /> Ernie Altbacker: Screenwriter </span></p> <p>About <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War:</em></p> <p><span dir="auto">The Justice League has always been Earth’s first and last defense, but with the imminent arrival of Darkseid and the horrors of war that will follow, everything is about to change! With time running out, the Justice League will need all of its members and their powers like never before. But even the world’s most powerful Super Heroes, including new member John Constantine, may not be able to make a difference against Darkseid’s legions. Witness the most shocking battle in the DC Universe, where survival itself is a victory.</span></p> <p><span dir="auto">For more on the movie: </span><a href="/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war" target="_blank">/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war</a></p> <p>To read more about the DC Animated Universe Movies as a whole: <a href="/blog/2020/05/29/age-of-apokolips-binging-dcs-animated-movie-universe" target="_blank">/blog/2020/05/29/age-of-apokolips-binging-dcs-animated-movie-universe</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war-exclusive-panel-discussion" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League Dark: Apokolips War - Exclusive Panel Discussion" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:10:59 +0000 Tim Beedle 452282 at /videos/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war-exclusive-panel-discussion#comments Age of Apokolips: Binging DC's Animated Movie Universe /blog/2020/05/29/age-of-apokolips-binging-dcs-animated-movie-universe <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Age of Apokolips: Binging DC&#039;s Animated Movie Universe</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p><a href="/blog/2019/07/19/a-superman-red-son-animated-movie-is-on-the-way" target="_blank">When I wrote DC24ֱ.com’s article</a> announcing <a href="/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war" target="_blank"><em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War,</em></a> I didn’t realize it was going to be the last movie in the “DC Animated Movie Universe,” Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s just-wrapped series of interconnected animated films. In fact, the new movie played a very clear second fiddle to <a href="/movies/superman-red-son" target="_blank"><em>Superman: Red Son</em></a> in my article. Despite the Darkseid-teasing title, at the time there was no indication that <em>Apokolips War </em>was anything more than a sequel to 2017’s <em>Justice League Dark </em>animated movie. Cool, but certainly not worth devoting most of the article to.</p> <p>How wrong I was.</p> <p>I’m still not sure why <em>Apokolips War </em>is branded a Justice League Dark movie. With the exception of John Constantine and Etrigan the Demon, the rest of the team is relegated to a series of cameo appearances. Plus, the movie features all of the animated universe’s superteams—the Justice League Dark, sure, but also the Justice League proper, Teen Titans and Suicide Squad. The truth is it’s really not important what the movie’s title is as much as what it represents—the culmination of the seven-year story that began in 2013 with the still-impressive <em>Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/05-MAY/source-ScreenShot20150901at5.41.33PM_5ed06a65e170a4.77919460.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 493px;" /></em></p> <p>For those of you who don’t know, and as I always say, there’s NEVER any shame in not knowing, the DC Animated Movie Universe is made up of fifteen films: <a href="/movies/justice-league-the-flashpoint-paradox-2013" target="_blank"><em>Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox</em></a> (2013)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/justice-league-war-2014" target="_blank"><em>Justice League: War</em></a> (2014)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/son-of-batman-2014" target="_blank"><em>Son of Batman</em></a> (2014)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/justice-league-throne-of-atlantis-2015" target="_blank"><em>Justice League: Throne of Atlantis</em></a> (2015)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/batman-vs-robin-2015" target="_blank"><em>Batman vs. Robin</em></a> (2015)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/batman-bad-blood-2016" target="_blank"><em>Batman: Bad Blood</em></a> (2016)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/justice-league-vs-teen-titans" target="_blank"><em>Justice League vs. Teen Titans</em></a> (2016)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/justice-league-dark" target="_blank"><em>Justice League Dark</em></a> (2017)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/teen-titans-the-judas-contract" target="_blank"><em>Teen Titans: The Judas Contract</em></a> (2017)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/suicide-squad-hell-to-pay" target="_blank"><em>Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay</em></a> (2018)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/the-death-of-superman" target="_blank"><em>The Death of Superman</em></a> (2018)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/reign-of-the-supermen" target="_blank"><em>Reign of the Supermen</em></a> (2019)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/batman-hush" target="_blank"><em>Batman: Hush</em></a> (2019)<em>, </em><a href="/movies/wonder-woman-bloodlines" target="_blank"><em>Wonder Woman: Bloodlines</em></a> (2019) and <a href="/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war" target="_blank"><em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War</em></a> (2020)<em>.</em></p> <p>Shortly after the trailer for <em>Apokolips War </em>was released, I realized that it had been so long since I had seen some of the earlier animated movies that I had forgotten much of what they were about. In addition—and I realize this is near-blasphemy to DC animation fans—I hadn’t yet seen several of the more recent ones. So, considering how, like the rest of you, I was stuck at home and looking for fun things to do anyhow, I decided to binge the entire series, starting with <em>The Flashpoint Paradox </em>and ending with <em>Apokolips War</em>.</p> <p>One of the things that makes this series of films unique is that while they all share a continuity, they also all standalone quite nicely. You can easily watch any movie within the series without having seen any of the other ones. However, there are plenty of moments that reward you if you have. At the end of <em>Justice League: War, </em>for example, Shazam suggests naming their newly formed superteam the “Super Seven,” a name that no one likes and that gets jokingly referenced in <em>Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.</em> Likewise, in <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, </em>members of the Suicide Squad reveal that Amanda Waller has died from cancer, which is a cheeky nod to the plot and ending of <em>Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/05-MAY/source-ScreenShot20150901at5.25.33PM_5ed06a976f6ed2.65398057.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 507px;" /></em></p> <p>While the movies don’t exactly set up the subsequent films, at least not with any regularity, they do plant seeds that often grow over the course of later movies in wonderfully fulfilling ways. This is especially true when it comes to the relationships between the characters. In <em>Justice League: War,</em> <em>Justice League: Throne of Atlantis </em>and <em>Justice League vs. Teen Titans, </em>Superman is romantically involved with Wonder Woman (this reflects what was happening in DC’s comics at the same time). In his next appearance in 2018’s <em>The Death of Superman</em>, Superman is dating Lois Lane. This feels like the right creative choice, but to the writers’ and producers’ credit, Kal-El and Diana continue to acknowledge their past relationship, leading to a wonderful scene in <em>Reign of the Supermen </em>where Lois and Diana bond over their grief of the man they once loved.</p> <p>All of the relationships in these movies evolve in very natural, believable and exciting ways throughout these films, but the absolute best example of this is the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Damian Wayne. Damian is introduced pretty early in the series, in 2014’s <em>Son of Batman</em>, and much like in the comics, he’s very hard to like at first. Voiced exuberantly throughout the series by Stuart Allan, Damian is impetuous, egotistical and violent, and Bruce isn’t always the best at being the patient, level-headed parent that a child like Damian probably needs. Their relationship is largely dysfunctional at first—there’s a reason the second movie with Damian is called <em>Batman vs. Robin, </em>after all—and to the series’ credit, that doesn’t change right away. In fact, by 2016’s <em>Justice League vs. Teen Titans, </em>Robin’s ability to function as part of a team has become so strained, Bruce sends him away to live with the Titans, seemingly for a few years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/05-MAY/JL%20Dk%20Apokolips%20War%20PUB-05_5ed06ac340dd45.77829646.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 507px;" /></p> <p>It winds up being a pretty smart move, and probably the best thing for both Bruce and Damian. With the Titans, Robin slowly learns what it means to be a part of a family. His relationship with Dick Grayson, once hugely competitive, strengthens into a nearly unbreakable bond. Damian forges a particularly close relationship with Raven—a relationship that doesn’t exist in the comics, yet makes perfect sense considering they both have a hugely destructive, powerful parent and constantly struggle to remain on the side of light. By allowing himself to open up to other young heroes, Damian gradually gains the ability to let his father in as well, something that comes to a wonderfully, poignant close in <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.</em></p> <p>I wouldn’t dream of spoiling that moment for you, but I will say that it includes a reference to a key line in <em>Batman vs. Robin</em>—“Justice, not vengeance”—that nearly brought me to tears. And it’s something that I probably wouldn’t have even realized was a callback to that earlier movie if I hadn’t just rewatched it.</p> <p>This may be the best argument in favor of binging the films of the DC Animated Movie Universe now that the series is complete. The relationship between Bruce and Damian is one of the most complex relationships in all of modern comics, and these fifteen films give the relationship the breadth and the space it needs to fully play out. It’s hard to imagine anything else outside of the comic page being able to provide that. If you’re a Batman fan, that alone is a reason why these movies are must-sees. And if you’re not, know that there’s plenty more to this universe than just that.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/05-MAY/fullres-BatmanBadBlood08_5ed06ae7d09e71.44588326.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 504px;" /></p> <p>Watching all of the movies at once helped me to appreciate how having fifteen films to tell its story allowed this series to become much richer and more diverse than it ever could have been otherwise. It gave me the chance to spot and appreciate the evolution and growth we see within the characters as they move from film to film. It inspired some newfound appreciation of less prominent characters within the DC Universe, like Deadshot, Batwoman, Steel, Deadman and Silver Swan. It reminded me of the unlimited possibilities that shared continuity can bring, while making a good case for the power of standalone stories.</p> <p>Not every hero’s journey ends happily in the DC Animated Movie Universe and the series can be a bit messy at times, but that’s just life. And what are superheroes if not an idealized reflection of that? We may not have superpowers or colorful costumes, most of us don’t have secret identities and our challenges aren’t likely to be world-ending, but may all of our stories end as satisfyingly as this one.</p> <p><br /><em><a href="/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war" target="_blank">Justice League Dark: Apokolips War </a>is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. The other films of the DC Animated Movie Universe are available for digital purchase and in many cases, for streaming on DC Universe or HBO Max.</em></p> <p><em>Already own Justice League Dark: Apokolips War? Join the cast and crew Watch Party taking place Saturday, 5/30 at 1 p.m. PST. You can live-tweet along with the voice of Batman, Jason O'Mara (<a href="https://twitter.com/jason_omara" target="_blank">@jason_omara</a>); the voice of the Flash, Christopher Gorham (<a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisGorham" target="_blank">@ChrisGorham</a>); Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (<a href="https://twitter.com/ejaltbacker" target="_blank">@ejaltbacker</a>); and Executive Producer James Tucker (<a href="https://twitter.com/JTuckerAnimator" target="_blank">@JTuckerAnimator</a>). Then flip over to DC's YouTube Page (<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__youtu.be_1rV4OBBdM58&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=tq9bLrSQ8zIr87VusnUS9yAL0Jw_xnDiPuZjNR4EDIQ&amp;r=4IEJ0P0aP79pT3GhFmhvtrhFTRMQM_k_-zFk34bZ448&amp;m=E3RDZ_7qAFTpvI10CnbVBRkJyJYjXTo3-x4SQ3NWrYc&amp;s=4nDJ2o64PD7WKCmuXhxj8duz_ZfHU9Wg_xztF7xYj0k&amp;e=" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/1rV4OBBdM58</a>) at 3 pm PST to witness a special #JLDarkApokolipsWar panel discussion amongst filmmakers and cast members.</em><br />  </p> <p><em>Tim Beedle covers movies, TV and comics for DC24ֱ.com, writes our monthly Superman column, <a href="/blog/2020/04/24/super-here-forstandalone-stories-starring-the-man-of-steel" target="_blank">"Super Here For...",</a> and is a regular contributor to the Couch Club, our weekly television column. Look for him on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/Tim_Beedle" target="_blank"><em>@Tim_Beedle.</em></a></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-animated-movie-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animated movie universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-animated-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe animated movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe original movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-animated-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc 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rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/05/29/age-of-apokolips-binging-dcs-animated-movie-universe" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Age of Apokolips: Binging DC&#039;s Animated Movie Universe" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 29 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 452183 at /blog/2020/05/29/age-of-apokolips-binging-dcs-animated-movie-universe#comments Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) /movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/05/Movies-Thumb_JLD_ApokoWar__5eb1c987e401a0.59016952.jpg"><a href="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/05/Movies-Thumb_JLD_ApokoWar__5eb1c987e401a0.59016952.jpg" title="Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-451661-T12abmh0OBc"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/movie_cover/public/movie-covers/2020/05/Movies-Thumb_JLD_ApokoWar__5eb1c987e401a0.59016952.jpg?itok=VGkedRI-" width="575" height="290" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid—with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance—in <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War</em>, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies.</p> <p>Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of <em>Justice League: War</em> in 2014 and featuring the largest voice cast in the history of DC Universe Movies, <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War</em> finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid devastates the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good—the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others—must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Matt Ryan</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Jerry O’Connell</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Taissa Farmiga</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Jason O’Mara</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Rosario Dawson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Shemar Moore</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Christopher Gorham</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Rebecca Romijn</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Rainn Wilson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Tony Todd</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Camilla Luddington</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Ray Chase</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Roger R. Cross</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Liam McIntyre</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Hynden Walch</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Stuart Allan</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Sachie Alessio</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">John DiMaggio</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-directors field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Directors:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Matt Peters</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:director">Christina Sotta</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Writers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Ernie Altbacker</div><div class="field-item odd" 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field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>If you ever wrote off geography as unimportant, then <a href="/movies/superman-red-son" target="_blank"><em>Superman: Red Son</em></a> might change your mind. The latest DC animated movie, based on Mark Millar’s critically acclaimed Elseworlds story, explores how different the world would be if Superman had landed in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas. The animated movie puts a new spin on some of your favorite DC characters and explores themes of morality, nationalism and violence. We recently had a chance to chat with director Sam Liu, voice actor Diedrich Bader (Lex Luthor) and voice actress Vanessa Marshall (Wonder Woman), and they gave us some incredible insight on the movie.</p><p>Warning, there are <strong><u>spoilers</u></strong> ahead!</p><p>One of the most interesting aspects of the movie is that we’re dealing with a Superman who feels more like a villain than a hero at times. Although he closes down Russia’s gulags, the Man of Steel’s regime is just as authoritarian as Stalin’s. </p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Red%20Son%20-%20Stalin-Superman_5e717515b89727.82378940.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 507px;" /></p><p>“He’s doing things in a less egregious kind of way,” director Sam Liu tells us. “He’s not putting his people in gulags or killing them. He’s trying to do the right thing. He thinks it’s better than how it was.”</p><p>Trying to find the right moral balance without making Superman irredeemable was a challenge for the film, as Liu explained. “The line was difficult, but we were trying to make him understandable, and show the weight of his decisions.”</p><p>Wonder Woman, who’s brilliantly voiced by actress Vanessa Marshall, attempts to serve as a moral compass for Superman, but finds herself getting drawn into a violent conflict.</p><p>“The Wonder Woman character is someone who is trying to decide what side she wants to be on,” Liu says. “What she ultimately wants is peace.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Red%20Son%20-%20WW-Supes%20dancing_5e71753e4f8a97.21314440.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 507px;" /></p><p>“I think it's the Wonder Woman that we all know and love for the most part,” says Marshall, while acknowledging some key differences. “A few details are perhaps more unique, but I think in this tale, she's considered an equal by Superman and she has a unique ability to influence and work with him to help him achieve his benevolent vision. Because she's unaffiliated with either USA or Russia, she's certainly strong enough to go toe-to-toe with any superhero, but she's also quite an independent thinker.”</p><p>Liu and Marshall spoke about Wonder Woman’s decision to remove herself from the conflict, and have the Amazons abandon Man’s World.</p><p>“She very much implores that they cease fighting, and when she breaks the lasso of truth, her bond is broken with Superman,” Marshall shares. “And given that they don't heed her request to stop fighting, I think that's the only course of action she's left to take.”</p><p>“She had hope that Superman would bring peace, but the longer she stayed and the more she witnessed, it was clear that men always choose violence—or the leaders of these people, which happen to be men,” Liu added.</p><p>On the subject of moral compasses, Diedrich Bader spoke about the influence the women of the story had on the men.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/REd%20Son%20-%20Lex-Lois-1_5e71777b75f445.62251095.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 504px;" /></p><p>“Just as Wonder Woman is the moral arbiter for Superman, Lois is the moral arbiter for Lex,” he says. “She always gives him perspective. She is willing to point out when he's wrong where everyone else is a little bit intimidated or afraid of him. Lois and Lex's marriage goes from being irritating and kind of shallow to growing to be a much deeper one.”</p><p>That evolution was something of a surprise, and Bader revealed that some lines were re-recorded when it became clear that Lex was going down a more redemptive path. “That monologue at the end was brilliantly written by Bruce Timm,” he reveals. “It really informed the rest of it. We went back and re-recorded stuff once we had nailed where Lex was going. The overall arc led to that. It is a moral journey. He comes from destroying Superman in a very amoral way, to realizing the preciousness of life and discovering his soul. It's very beautiful.”</p><p>In fact, Bader isn’t sure if this version of Luthor can be considered a villain. “What's interesting about Lex in this context is that he's actually not a bad guy,” he says. “He does what he can to defend the country and defend the world from what he thinks is an extraterrestrial aggressor.”</p><p>Liu agrees that the villain of the story isn’t Lex Luthor. “It would have to be Brainiac,” he suggests. “I think Luthor and Superman start from different places, but they have the same goals. They’re like two opposing sides on the chessboard. Their goal is to win for different reasons.”</p><p>Bader adds, “It's a morally complex tale. That's what's so fascinating about it. Us<span style="letter-spacing: 0.03em;">ually, we know who the good guys and bad guys are, but in the real world it's much more complex than that. Everybody has their own interests, and their own perspective. This is a journey in animation into the moral complexity of real life. It's kind of fascinating, I was really blown away when I saw it.”</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/SRS_Still_022_5e7175b24d50a1.79487043.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>At its heart, <em>Superman: Red Son </em>is an alt-history tale that happens to involve some of the world’s most famous superheroes and villains. That’s a conceit that Liu in particular seemed to relish.</p><p>“I’ve always enjoyed stories that are grounded in real history, like <em>Watchmen</em> or <em>The New Frontier</em>,” he shares. “This story covers two different cultural styles, Soviet Russia and the United States. We went through different architectural styles across different eras.”</p><p>In the end, a different world meant a different ending for Luthor and Superman.</p><p>“They’re both changed by all this,” Liu concludes. “Lex was sort of influenced by Superman's sacrifice at the end. It leads Lex to a little bit more of a peaceful kind of way. Superman, instead of leading, decides to blend into the background and just observe. Luthor sees what Superman has done and he chooses to let go a little bit as well. We wanted to end on a hopeful ending, instead of one where someone is definitively the villain, someone is the winner, and there is a loser.”</p><p><br /><em><a href="/movies/superman-red-son" target="_blank">Superman: Red Son</a> is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD. </em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman: Red Son</a>, <a href="/tags/red-son" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">red son</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman: red son movie</a>, <a 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property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid—with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance—in <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War</em>, the next entry in the popular series of <em>DC Universe</em> <em>Movies</em>. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 5, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020. </p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war-official-trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League Dark: Apokolips War - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Sat, 07 Mar 2020 05:35:04 +0000 Tim Beedle 450997 at /videos/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war-official-trailer#comments A Superman: Red Son Animated Movie is On the Way /blog/2019/07/19/a-superman-red-son-animated-movie-is-on-the-way <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>A Superman: Red Son Animated Movie is On the Way</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, July 19, 2019 - 21:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>It’s a maxim known to comics and superhero fans worldwide. Superman fights for “truth, justice and the American way.” But what if baby Kal-El’s ship left Krypton just a little bit earlier than it did, and rather than crashing down in Kansas, Kal landed in the middle of 1950s-era Russia?</p><p>Such is the intriguing idea behind <em><a href="/graphic-novels/superman-red-son-new-edition" target="_blank">Superman: Red Son,</a></em> the seminal graphic novel by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson and Killian Plunkett that serves as the inspiration behind 2020’s first DC Universe Movie. Announced this evening at San Diego Comic-Con during the <em>Batman: Hush </em>World Premiere panel, <em>Superman: Red Son </em>will kick off next year’s three-movie lineup, which also includes an original Superman tale and a sequel to one of DC’s 2017 animated films.</p><p>The DC Universe Movies are a long-running, critically acclaimed series of animated films featuring the heroes and villains of DC that generally target more sophisticated and mature superhero fans. Boasting a mix of comic book adaptations and original stories, they’ve proven to be an enduring success with DC readers, who year-after-year attend the movies’ World Premiere screenings at conventions like Comic-Con and WonderCon and engage in watchalongs of earlier movies on the DC Universe digital service.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/07-JUL/superman_redson_newed_5d2ea4a08ba541.68153911.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p><em>Superman: Red Son </em>will likely continue the success of recent DC Universe Movies, while also exposing newer fans to one of the Man of Steel’s most memorable storylines. Originally released in 2003, <em>Superman: Red Son </em>is considered one of the defining Elseworlds storylines—DC’s line of comics set outside regular continuity which place familiar heroes like Superman, Batman and Green Lantern in new, drastically different settings and scenarios. Set in the thick of the Cold War, <em>Red Son </em>introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism. Other popular Superman characters play key roles, notably Lex Luthor, who from an American perspective can be seen as the hero of the story.</p><p>This will be the first <em>Superman: Red Son </em>movie, though Millar’s storyline did get a loose adaptation this season on The CW’s <em>Supergirl, </em>when a Supergirl clone was revealed to have been found and trained in Kaznia under the influence of Lex Luthor. While the details of the animated take on the comic are still to be revealed, it’s likely to adhere much closer to the source material than the <em>Supergirl </em>storyline.</p><p>Spring will see the release of <em>Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, </em>a follow-up to 2017’s successful <em><a href="/movies/justice-league-dark" target="_blank">Justice League Dark.</a></em> One of DC’s few R-rated animated movies, <em>Justice League Dark </em>saw Batman helping to assemble a team of occult and magic-based heroes to combat a series of supernatural attacks. Featuring the likes of John Constantine (who was voiced by Matt Ryan), Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan and Black Orchid, the 2017 movie blended heroics with horror, bringing some of the darker corners of the DC Universe to a broader audience.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/07-JUL/fullres-JLeagueDARKCreative25FrameGrab_5d2ea4be5d0b56.37310332.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /><br /><span style="font-size:16px;"><em>Image from 2017's Justice League Dark</em></span></p><p>While it’s unsure which heroes will be returning for <em>Apokolips War, </em>the title suggests we might be seeing some of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, meaning it likely has some pretty big stakes for the ongoing DC Universe continuity.</p><p>The 2020 DC Universe Movie slate will then wrap up with a standalone film called <em>Superman: Man of Tomorrow, </em>making this the first time two Superman-centered DC Universe Movies will be released in the same year. Unlike <em>Red Son, Man of Tomorrow </em>will be a fully original story featuring a young Superman early in his career. We’ll have to wait for additional details on what we can expect from this one, including who the villain or villains of the movie may be and what other characters may appear alongside the Man of Steel.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/07-JUL/SgtRock_900_5d2ea4fa250650.71858250.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>Finally, it’s worth noting that along with the three full-length animated movies, 2020 will also bring us several animated “DC Showcase” shorts, which will be included with the films as bonus content. <a href="/blog/2019/05/07/sgt-rock-death-adam-strange-and-more-are-getting-animated-shorts" target="_blank">Announced earlier this year,</a> the shorts feature Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and an adaptation of <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>(which will hopefully help soothe any Batman fans who are bummed that the Dark Knight isn’t getting a movie next year).</p><p>So, what do you think, DC fans? Will you be reading or rereading <em>Superman: Red Son </em>now that you know it’s getting a movie? And how do you feel about the other DC Universe Movies coming next year? Be sure to let us know, and remember to keep your eyes right here on DC24ֱ.com for all the latest on DC’s animated slate.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman: Red Son</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman: red son movie</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son-animated-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman: red son animated movie</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-red-son-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superman red son</a>, <a href="/tags/red-son" 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class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a reluctant Green Lantern and an unstable hero from the future in <em>Justice League vs. The Fatal Five</em>, part of the popular series of <em>DC Universe</em> <em>Movies</em>.</p><p><em>Justice League vs. The Fatal Five</em> finds the Earth’s future hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat—the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz, whom they need to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan.  But the Justice League discover an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy—brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Elyes Gabel</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Diane Guerrero</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Kevin Conroy</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Susan Eisenberg</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">George Newbern</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Peter Jessop</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Matthew Yang King</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Sumalee Montano</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Philip Anthony Rodriguez</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Daniela Bobadilla</div><div class="field-item even" 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rel="schema:url" resource="/movies/justice-league-vs-the-fatal-five" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (2019)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:19:33 +0000 Tim Beedle 445642 at /movies/justice-league-vs-the-fatal-five#comments Justice League vs. The Fatal Five - Official Trailer /videos/justice-league-vs-the-fatal-five-official-trailer <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League vs. The Fatal Five - Official Trailer</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a reluctant Green Lantern and an unstable hero from the future in <em>Justice League vs. The Fatal Five</em>, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting March 30, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 16, 2019. </p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/justice-league-vs-the-fatal-five-official-trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League vs. The Fatal Five - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:35:46 +0000 Tim Beedle 444674 at /videos/justice-league-vs-the-fatal-five-official-trailer#comments