The big excitement for Warner Brothers and the DC Animated brand at San Diego Comic Con was the premiere showing of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke,’ an animated adaptation of what many fans believe is the seminal story of maniacal villain The Joker.  To wrap up the panel before the film’s showing, however, DC executives announced the upcoming slate of DC Animated Original films, and DC fans have much to look forward to.

Up next from the company will be ‘Justice League Dark,’ a tale that will bring the more supernatural heroes of the DC universe together to battle a mystical threat.  Confirmed to appear in the film are both Swamp Thing and John Constantine, but not many other details have been as of yet released.

Following this film, next on the docket is ‘Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.’  This will actually be an adaptation of a 1984 ‘Tales of the Teen Titans’ comic-book storyline, and is well-known to fans as being the tale that reveals the origin of the Titans’ arch-nemesis, Deathstroke the Terminator, along with several other details of the evil organization H.I.V.E. that would shape the team for years to come.  The story is also notable for being the first appearance of Dick Grayson in his Nightwing persona.  WB Animation has reportedly been working on this storyline for years, and some form of what’s been worked on prior will likely morph into what audiences will see in this finished product.

Last but certainly not least, it was announced that a new film, ‘Batman and Harley Quinn,’ will be released by next Summer (2017).  The movie will feature a brand-new story from Bruce Timm, who is the co-creator of Harley from his time on the Batman Animated Adventures series.  No other information was announced on the project, but the mere revelation of its existence was enough to get fans properly fired up in anticipation!


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Tony Schaab misses ‘Futurama’ so much that he made himself a best friend out of a silver trash can and has daily internal debates about cutting off his head and sticking it in a jar.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.