The DC Extended Universe, after Batman v Superman's not-so-great critical reception, is currently on standby for fans' response to Suicide Squad. However, while DC hasn't been able to reach Marvel's big screen success, they are undoubtedly dominating the animated movie market with amazing films such as Batman: Bad Blood and the upcoming, much-anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke.
We got proof of that unparalleled success during yesterday's Warner Bros- Animation's Comic-Con panel. Ahead of the premiere for Batman: The Killing Joke, the company announced their three upcoming animated films and, I don't know about you, but these have my inner geek jumping up and down. Check them out:
Justice League Dark
There's been very few developments on the highly-anticipated Guillermo del Toro's live-action adaptation of Justice League Dark. Fortunately, an animated version is now on the way. The movie - which is set in the DC Animated Universe - will be John Constantine's first animated appearance.
The two confirmed characters so far are John Constantine and Swamp Thing. Could we expect an appearance from The Spectre and/or Deadman?
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
An adaptation of the famous story by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, The Judas Contract has been in the works at Warner Bros. for quite some time now but, fortunately, it's finally official. The film will act as a sequel to this year's Justice League vs. Teen Titans and will adapt the famous storyline from the comics that first introduced us to the character of Terra as well as Dick Grayson's Nightwing.
The arrival of Terra was previously teased in the post-credits scene of Justice League vs. Teen Titans. What I'm curious to see is how they will deal with Dick Grayson and Deathstroke, considering Nightwing already exists in the DC Animated Universe and Slade Wilson was presented in the movie Son of Batman as just a disciple of Ra's al Ghul trying to get revenge on Damian Wayne.
Batman & Harley Quinn
That's right folks, Batman & Harley Quinn will be hitting shelves sometime in 2017. While no more details for the film were revealed, such as voice cast or release date, it was stated that this will be an entirely original story from the mind of Harley Quinn's co-creator, Bruce Timm.
Well, it seems 2017 will be a busy year for all of us fans of the DC Animated Films. Personally, It's great to know the movies will have more diverse and different storylines thanks to the inclusion of Justice League Dark. I'm also excited to see how Batman & Harley Quinn turns out as some of my favorite scenes in the animated series were when those two interacted. How what about you?