Awhile back, I posted an article about how the DC Animated films were being discontinued ("All Good Things ....Get Cancelled By Poor Sales"). Well, guess what? They are not cancelled! Recently, Bruce Timm was interviewed by the website ComicMix.com about the current state of the direct to DVD films. He said:
"Bottom line: the DCU films are definitely continuing. We've got projects lined up for the next two years at the very least – lots of films in different stages of development and production. I know there are a lot of rumors circulating about future films. Some are true, some are not. I'll tell you this much – anyone at our DCU/Batman: Under the Red Hood panel at Comic-Con will walk away with a very clear picture of the direction we're taking the DCU animated movies in the coming year."
This is awesome! Especially when you see some of the upcoming DC Animated films. First is "Superman/Batman - Apocalypse", a sequel to "Superman/Batman - Public Enemies". Adapting the second storyarch of the "Supermam/Batman" comic series, the World's Finest must deal with Supergirl's arrival on Earth and the evil Darkseid's attempts to control her for his own evil ends. Of course, Batman will be voiced Kevin "I'm the Goddamn Batman" Conroy, Tim Daly will reprise his role of the Man of Steel and every geek's crush, Summer Glau, will voice Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl! And this time, we get a "Green Arrow" animated short as part of the "DC Showcase" series!
This will be followed by "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights", an adaptation of a late 1990's storyline where Hal Jordan is thrown into the future and has to team up with current GL Kyle Rayner against Sinestro and Jordan's future villainous persona, Parallax!!
This news pleases me. So much so, I am gonna' go do the happy dance now!! Cue the cheesy '90s dance track!