The wait is almost over. The DC Universe streaming service is set to launch on September 15 and will offer a rich library of live action and animated movies and TV series based on DC Comics’ colorful champions. And while Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest have made their mark on pop culture, there is one DC crusader that has made the biggest impact– Batman. And it just so happens that September 15 is Batman Day. What better way to celebrate than to dive headfirst into such classics as ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and more?
DC Universe won’t be limited to just TV shows and movies, though. Fans can actually read the comic books that inspired these adaptations and interact with others. They can also register for sweepstakes and contests and purchase exclusive merchandise like the upcoming action figure line based on the classic animated series ‘Justice League’.
In addition to existing adaptations, including the ‘Batman’ properties as well as the Max Fleischer ‘Superman’ shorts from the 1940s, ‘The Adventures of Superman’ TV show from the 1950s, the 1970s ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series, the Christopher Reeve ‘Superman’ films and the ‘Teen Titans’ animated series from the early ’00s, DC Universe will offer new exclusive properties. The live action drama, ‘Titans’ will premiere this year, while 2019 will see the release of live-action series based on ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Swamp Thing’ and ‘Stargirl’ plus daily news show ‘DC Daily’ and an animated series based on ‘Harley Quinn’. DC Universe will also offer the first two seasons of the fan favorite animated series ‘Young Justice’, to be followed up with a brand new third season, which will resolve the cliffhanger from the end of the second season finale.
DC Universe is available to pre-order before it launches for $74.99/year or $7.99/month.