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Shared DC Animated universe coming

February 4th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….