Comic-Con may be over, but superhero fans have a lot to look forward to with the announcement of DC Universe, a series of PG-13 animated movies to be produced by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. Production of the various titles will be supervised by acclaimed producer Bruce Timm, who brought us Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series, and Tom DeSanto, exec. producer of the first two X-Men films and a producer of the upcoming Transformers feature.
The DC Universe films will be brought to the screen by DC Comics creators including award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (The New Frontier; Catwoman) and legendary writer Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans). Writer/producers Duane Capizzi (The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Superman: Brainiac Attacks) and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League) will also work adapt classic comic book stories for the project.
Warner Home Video will be the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for the DC Universe series, and plans to release two to three movies per year. Slated to arrive in late 2007/early 2008, the first three titles will be
Justice League: New Frontier (written by Berkowitz with Cooke serving as story and visual consultant), Superman: Doomsday (produced by Timm and written by Capizzi, from a story by Timm and Capizzi) and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (written by Wolfman and DeSanto and produced by DeSanto).
In addition to Superman, Teen Titans and Justice League, DC Comics is home to such popular superhero franchises as Batman, Green Lantern, Flash and Wonder Woman, all of which have live-action feature films in development. More information on DC Comics can be found at www.dccomics.com.