Thursday, May 27, 2010

Superman/Batman Sequel to feature Supergirl??

An image of the back cover for Batman: Under the Red Hood reveals the name of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie:

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

The first Superman/Batman movie adapted the first storyarc from the popular Superman/Batman comic book series. It even used artwork of Ed McGuinness, who illustrated the story, as the style for their characters.

The second storyarc in the series is The Supergirl from Krypton in which it is revealed that the meteor seen in Public Enemies was carrying Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El. This is the modern age (post-Zero Hour) origin story for Supergirl.

Wonder Woman is a major player in the story as well as Darkseid, whose home dimension is Apokalips. The Superman/Batman: Apocalypse title makes me think that this will be the featured story, but this has not been confirmed yet. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.

The art for this storyarc is by the late Michael Turner. While I think that an animated adaptation of his art would be amazing, I kind of hope that the designs used in the last film carry over to this one. I'm used to artists changing for every storyarc in the comics, but I think I'd like a bit more continuity in this film series.

But whatever happens, I'm sure it will be amazing. These DC animated movies haven't let me down yet. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is scheduled to arrive Fall 2010.


Orphen said...

That's awesome, this is exciting if it is true. It would be even more awesome if they could get Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy to reprise their roles like they did for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. *and if not then please not William Baldwin, though his voice grew on me* it still doesn't compare to Kevin Conroy in my opinion.

eli said...

Cool. I like Darksied. He's a cool villan. Haven't seen him much recently, though.

Airian said...

Awesome, I'd love to see Batman puch Darkseid. I'd also like to see the M. Turner art adapted for this since he was one of my favorite artists.
Greetings from Chile!