2019 DC Animated Slate Announced: Hello ‘Batman: Hush’
DC has announced their slate of 2019 animated titles, and all of them appear to be movies fans should be very excited about.
DC’s announcement includes an adaptation of the fan favorite 2002 comic run Batman: Hush along with Reign of the Supermen, a direct followup to The Death of Superman, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, and a fourth film Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, which will coincide with the Wonder Woman 1984 theatrical release.
Originally a 12-part Batman storyline in the pages of Batman #608–619, Hush was written by Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Heroes) with art by DC Chief Creative Officer and co-publisher Jim Lee (X-Men, WildC.A.T.s). It centers on a mysterious bandaged figure named Hush who is hellbent on sabotaging Batman, and involves nearly all the major Rogues Gallery and Batman Family. This was also one of the early stories to deeply explore Batman’s romantic relationship with Catwoman.
Reign of the Supermen will actually be the first animated release of 2019, with Hush not due out until the summer. Reign follows the aftermath of Superman’s death showcased in this year’s animated release, and will introduce Steel, Cyborg, and Conner Kent. Fans can already find Reign of the Supermen teasers in the closing credits of The Death of Superman.
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, is an original story featuring the group of supercriminals (Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader) originally introduced in 1967 and mostly associated with the Legion of Super-Heroes. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will be another original and new story that will wrap up the year’s releases in late fall.
With DC’s animated features mostly being great, we can say there are high hopes on this end for some awesome content in 2019. Especially with Hush being one of the best Batman arcs to date.
Stay tuned throughout the year for specific release dates, movie details, and links for pre-orders.