The DC Universe franchise continues its profitable custom of crafting animated films, with a number of upcoming confirmed tasks in 2023. Whereas loads of the earlier DCEU live-action films, comparable to Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice and Justice League, have been divisive, the DC animated movies have been principally positively acquired by critics and audiences. A complete of six animated films have been launched by DC in 2022, together with DC League of Tremendous-Pets, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Tremendous Sons, and Catwoman: Hunted, a self-contained story with no connections to any universe.
Inexperienced Lantern: Beware My Energy was 2022’s final entry in DC’s “Tomorrowverse.” The title is a reference to 2020’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow, and it’s used to explain DC’s new animated universe following Justice League Darkish: Apokolips Conflict. The Tomorrowverse at present consists of six films, and the listing will proceed to develop in 2023. That mentioned, the DC 2023 slate of animated movies shouldn’t be restricted to the Tomorrowverse chronology. Right here’s each confirmed DC animated film releasing in 2023.
Legion Of Tremendous-Heroes (February 7, 2023)
DC’s beloved futuristic heroes acquired their first feature-length film in 2023’s Legion of Tremendous-Heroes, launched on February 7. Though the Legion of Tremendous-Heroes already starred in their very own animated TV present in 2006, the workforce of younger heroes has solely just lately began to be featured in additional DC animated tasks. The Legion of Tremendous-Heroes was introduced into 2019’s Justice League vs. the Deadly 5 film, in addition to into Younger Justice season 4. Now, the story of the superhero workforce, typically led by Superboy or Brainiac 5, has been informed in an animated film set within the Tomorrowverse.
Justice League Society: World Conflict II already launched the idea of time journey and alternate realities within the new DC animated universe, which makes a potential crossover between the Justice League and the Legion of Tremendous-Heroes extra probably. Legion of Tremendous-Heroes follows Kara Zor-El, a.okay.a. Supergirl, as she trains with the thirty first Century’s Legion of Tremendous-Heroes to battle the Darkish Circle, a terrorist group. Meg Donnelly voiced Supergirl, whereas she was joined by Harry Shum Jr., Darren Criss, Matt Bomer, Jensen Ackles, and extra in an all-star voice solid.
Batman: The Doom That Got here To Gotham (March 28, 2023)
Batman: The Doom That Got here To Gotham is an adaption of the homonymous comedian e-book arc from DC Comics. The Mike Mignola and Richard E. Tempo comedian was launched in 2000, and it locations Batman in a interval journey set in 1928. Batman: The Doom That Got here To Gotham options a number of the most well-known Batman villains, such because the Penguin and Mr. Freeze, reimagined as Lovecraftian figures. The animated Batman: The Doom That Got here To Gotham is a standalone function with no connections to the present DC animated universe, launched on Blu-ray and Digital mediums on March 28, 2023.
Justice League x RWBY: Tremendous Heroes And Huntsmen, Half One (April 25, 2023)
Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang be part of DC’s heroes in 2023 because the RWBY anime sequence will crossover with the Justice League in a function movie. In 2021, a seven-issue RWBY Justice League crossover comedian e-book was launched, and it featured the world of Remnant’s model of Superman, Batman, and Surprise Lady. The Justice League x RWBY film won’t be a retelling of the comedian e-book crossover however reasonably a brand-new story. Nonetheless, per the film’s official description, it looks as if Justice League x RWBY: Tremendous Heroes and Huntsmen, Half One will acknowledge the occasions of the comedian e-book crossover when it releases on April 25, 2023.
Justice League: Warworld (TBD, 2023)
Justice League: Warworld shall be a part of DC’s Tomorrowverse and would be the first Justice League film on this chronology. After introducing Superman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Surprise Lady, and Batman in earlier Tomorrowverse films, the franchise skipped the formation of the Justice League as seen in Inexperienced Lantern: Beware My Energy. Due to this fact, Justice League: Warworld would be the first Justice League movie of since Justice League Darkish: Apokolips Conflict; and the point out of “Warworld” means that DC villain Mongul could possibly be the antagonist. The Tomorrowverse has established a number of DC Universe heroes, so it’s tough to foretell what the Justice League lineup shall be for Justice League: Warworld.