Remember back in the days of Batman: The Animated series when Superman, Batman Beyond (Batman of the Future in the UK) and Justice League all existed in the same animated universe? Remember how cool that was? Miss it? Yeah, us too…
Well, despite the fact that we love DC’s more recent adventures – the ones that tend to be standalone movie such as Batman: Year One, Superman: Doomsday or The Dark Knight Returns – we would love to be able to get our teeth into a world where these characters all co-exist. And it looks like DC are aware of the fans’ needs and wants.
Producer of Justice League: War, James Tucker has been talking about a shared universe and it looks like it’s not only coming but has already begun: “This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new films that are in continuity with each other. Our next movie is going to be ‘Son of Batman,’ (new trailer below) and that Batman will be the same Batman that you see in ‘Justice League: War’. Basically, we’ll have two concurrent series of Justice League movies and Batman movies, and they’ll be in continuity with each other. So it’s kind of world-building.”
According to Dark Horizons, the plan at the minute is for two animated movies each year that will be shared universe and one standalone too, all for home release – and this year will see a standalone based on the Arkham games!
The plan is for two home releases each year based in a shared continuity universe, with an additional stand-alone, continuity-free DC animated project every year. This year that standalone will be an animated film based on the successful “Batman: Arkham” video games.