DC Comics Press Release
DC Comics, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation have announced the start of production and distribution of DC UNIVERSE, a series of original, animated PG-13 movies.
The films will be made by DC Comics’ creators, including award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (THE NEW FRONTIER, CATWOMAN) and legendary writer Marv Wolfman (THE NEW TEEN TITANS), along with Bruce Timm (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) and Tom DeSanto (executive producer of the first two X-MEN films and producer of the forthcoming TRANSFORMERS feature). Working with Warner’s award-winning group of animators, the writers will utilize DC Comics’ vast history and tradition as they adapt classic comic book stories for the project.
Warner Home Video will be the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC Universe movies, which will include a slate of two to three action-packed films per year. The first three films will be released in late 2007 / early 2008:
- JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER– written by Stan Berkowitz (JUSTICE LEAGUE), with Darwyn Cooke serving as story and visual consultant
- SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY – produced by Bruce Timm and written by Duane Capizzi, from a story by Timm and Capizzi
- TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT – written by Marv Wolfman and Tom DeSanto, produced by DeSanto.
“We are working closely with WHV and WBA to insure that the films honor the legacy of our great heroes. And we are lucky to have Marv Wolfman and Darwyn Cooke, two of the writers who created the source material for the films, involved in the project,” said DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz. “The creators bring a passion for the material and a level of creative ambition that will resonate with both DC Comics’ fans who treasure the original stories and adults who love adventure, heroics and top-notch animation.”
Other DC properties with films in development include GREEN LANTERN, FLASH and WONDER WOMAN.