DC Comics have been building up its animated universe with popular comic book adaptations over the past few years. Their most recent release is Batman: Hush, based one of the more critically acclaimed Batman graphic novels in the superhero’s entire canon. The Hush film adaptation, as of today, is now available on digital download and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on August 6th. It will be available on DC’s streaming service, DC Universe, on August 13th.
Yesterday, on July 19th, Batman: Hush screened for audiences for the first time during its premiere panel at Comic-Con. During the panel, DC also took some time to reveal its next slate of animated films for 2020. There, audiences learned that DC has not one, but two Superman animated movies coming in 2020. The first being an adaptation of a popular comic mini-series while the other will be a totally original story.
One adaptation will be for Superman: Red Son, which was confirmed to be the first animated release of 2020 for DC. For those unfamiliar with the source material, Red Son provides a glimpse into a sort of what-if universe where Kal-El’s spaceship following the destruction of Krypton landed not on Kent Farm in Kansas, but lands in the USSR during the 1950s. Raised on the values of the Soviet Union, Superman grows up to fight on behalf of Joseph Stalin.
The next film announced – and will be the last animated film that DC release in 2019 – Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Not to be confused with the source material of the same name that served as a sequel to The Death of Superman, a film which DC actually adopted last year. This animated film will be an original story that will follow a young Clark Kent during his earliest days as Superman.
Which of these animated films are you excited to see the most?