DC Comics Animation - General Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread, Part 9 (Spoilers)

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Pfeiffer-Pfan

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This is the kind of thing I would've loved Timm to have produced as 12/13 episode limited series on DC UNIVERSE. Just to get away from the movie format in what is mostly a story with a clear episodic structure.

I'm glad they're giving it the two-parter treatment though. Is this the last major Batman story they need to adapt or is there a few more?
 

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This is the kind of thing I would've loved Timm to have produced as 12/13 episode limited series on DC UNIVERSE. Just to get away from the movie format in what is mostly a story with a clear episodic structure.

I'm glad they're giving it the two-parter treatment though. Is this the last major Batman story they need to adapt or is there a few more?
Knightfall is probably the biggest "classic" Batman story that hasn't received an animated adaption yet, aside from nods to it in any story involving Bane.

Although in a few years I can probably see people asking for a "Batman: White Knight" adaption :p.
 

Pfeiffer-Pfan

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Knightfall is probably the biggest "classic" Batman story that hasn't received an animated adaption yet, aside from nods to it in any story involving Bane.

Although in a few years I can probably see people asking for a "Batman: White Knight" adaption :p.
'Knightfall' would be perfect for the in-continuity line (In fact, I would have preferred they adapted that as opposed to HUSH).

I've heard alot about ''Batman: White Knight''. I really need to sit down and read it.
 

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If true, this is pretty cool news. I presume it'll take a while until we'll know for sure about the "Long Halloween" adaptation (possibly in Summer). I wonder if it will also be split and released in 2020/2021, like with past movies, or change things up a little and have both parts next year.

I like how they're doing more two-part stories, regardless of in-continuity or stand-alone.
 

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Interesting. Not sure how ROTF is getting all these leaks. But in any case, Long Halloween it was something that they thought about as far back as 2010. But even then Timm admitted he thought it would be better as a show than a movie, lol.
I feel like it's not the first time they've tried their hand at a movie they previously said they didn't think they could pull off...
 

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This is great news if true! The Long Halloween is one of the best Batman stories out there and I'd love to see it get the animated treatment.

Other classic stories I'd love to see adapted are: "Batman Year 100", "Superman Red Son" and I remember liking "Justice League: The Nail" a lot when I first read it, but it's been a while!

I'm still sad that we never got Season 2 of Gods and Monsters. The movie is in my Top 3 of the DCU animated movies line. Hopefully the project will be brought back in the future.

And last but not least, more original projects! Sure it would be sweet to see our favorite comics brought to life, but if I think about my 2 favorite DC animated movies ever, they both original stories: MOTP and ROTJ. Surprise us!
 

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I wonder if they'll try and imitate Tim Sale's art for Long Halloween, but I wouldn't be surprised if they just have Suzuki do the character designs again.
 

EmaHalJordan

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If they are going to release 2 parts of Batman, I hope that 2020 will be a year of 5 releases.
Let the rest shine, especially now that they have the support of DC Universe streaming.
I would love to see things like JLA/JSA! Green Lantern Emerald Twilight or Sinestro Corps War or Blackest Night! Titans Who is Donna Troy? Hawkman and Atom team up movie!
 

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I doubt we'll get more than 4 movies per year (not counting extra stuff like LEGO or other titles outside the DC Universe banner). It kind of makes sense - you know, 4 movies for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall releases. It's likely the "Long Halloween" adaptation, if it's real, will be released in two consecutive years, like with "The Dark Knight Returns" or "Death of Superman"/"Reign of the Supermen".

I think "Red Son" was rumored a couple of times over the last few years (though not at this extent, with supposedly leaked cast lists and stuff). Maybe it will be produced eventually. I kind of wonder if they would focus on only Batman stories for the stand-alone or Elseworlds movies (with the possible exception of Justice League Vs. Fatal Five). And keep using the in-continuity movies to spotlight other heroes, along with the League as secondary characters.
 

EmaHalJordan

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Aquaman has just reached 940 million and is on track to become 2 weeks in the most watched DC movie in history. And death of Superman (with a lot of justice league) was the biggest animated hit since Flashpoint!
DC already with this has to learn that the DC Universe is not only Batman and Superman and the annual dose should come down and give us the opportunity to see Atom (Ray) Shazam Blue Beetle (Ted) & Booster Gold JSA Hawkman Dr.Fate Spectre Firestorm Plasticman Green Arrow New Gods, and more Aquaman Wonder Woman Green Lantern Titans and Justice League!
 

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I doubt we'll get more than 4 movies per year (not counting extra stuff like LEGO or other titles outside the DC Universe banner). It kind of makes sense - you know, 4 movies for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall releases. It's likely the "Long Halloween" adaptation, if it's real, will be released in two consecutive years, like with "The Dark Knight Returns" or "Death of Superman"/"Reign of the Supermen".

I think "Red Son" was rumored a couple of times over the last few years (though not at this extent, with supposedly leaked cast lists and stuff). Maybe it will be produced eventually. I kind of wonder if they would focus on only Batman stories for the stand-alone or Elseworlds movies (with the possible exception of Justice League Vs. Fatal Five). And keep using the in-continuity movies to spotlight other heroes, along with the League as secondary characters.
I am kind of curious what Lego movies we'll see this year that they just haven't announced yet.

Last year we got movies focused on Flash and Aquaman, so maybe something Superman and Wonder Woman focused? Maybe even a Green Lantern or Shazam movie :)?
 

Pfeiffer-Pfan

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Diedrich Bader just re-tweeted it... basically confirming it's validity.

Who is this guy anyway? WB are going to be seriously ticked off at him and his ''source'' for leaking all these DC movies. He is complaining that The Hollywood Reporter beat him to the punch with the casting of Conroy in Fatal Five. Um no... THR revealed a story given to them by WB.

Frankly, it spoils the fun of San Diego Comic-Con when they announce the upcoming movies.
 

RoyalRubble

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Interesting, was just talking how no cast lists were ever mentioned before when this movie was rumored. Yeah, it seems kind of weird how their site gets all these exclusive reports months before they are supposed to be revealed officially.

Announcing the cast for Justice League vs Fatal Five made sense given we knew about the movie since last Summer. It's kind of early to claim all these movies will be released next year, let alone announce any of the voice actors that might be involved.

We'll see what happens, but if this is true as well, the cast looks pretty great to me. There are a couple of names in there I don't think I ever seen (or heard) anywhere else before, but for the most part it seems solid enough.
 
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