Warner Home Video has released details on the 2013 line-up of titles in the acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movie line at the 2012 New York City Comic-Con, with new titles featuring Superman and the Justice League. A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line adapts classic stores from DC Comics lore mixed with new content. At least three new titles are released a year since the line’s inception in 2007.
Executive producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano, and Warner Home Video’s Gary Miereanu presented attendees with exclusive clips from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two along with details on other upcoming 2013 titles.
In terms of upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles, coming Summer 2013 will be Superman: Unbound, adapting the “Superman: Brainiac” story written by Geoff Johns and originally printed in Action Comics. 2013 will wrap up with Justice League: Flashpoint in the Fall, adapting the controversial DC Comics mini-series Flashpoint which launched the current The New 52 continuity for the publisher.
Miereanu added that Justice League: Flashpoint will likely debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
The titles were announced after discussing the Winter/Early 2013 animated title Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two and answering panel questions. Timm noted he would love to return to the Beyond universe, and we will likely see famed comic writer Grant Morrison’s influence in upcoming titles. Miereanu confirmed the new DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles will continue into 2014 and beyond.
Also coming in Spring 2013 is the animated feature Lego Batman: DC Heroes Unite, based on the acclaimed Lego Batman video game franchise.
Concerning Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two, Warner Home Video has also announced comedian Conan O’Brien will voice a late-night talk show for the upcoming animated sequel. O’Brien will voice Dave Endochrine, who interviews The Joker after his release from Arkham in the feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated feature arrives Winter/Early 2013 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download.
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