Coming in September of this year comes the next installment in DC’s animated universe: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Apparently announced some time ago, the cover art was only just revealed, and featuring art by Clayton Crain! The artwork promises some good ol’ Darkseid action, which means that yours truly is quite excited for it.
According to Wikipedia (the most reliable source ever), the movie will be based on the second arc of the Superman/Batman on-going written by Jeph Loeb and arted by Michael Turner, which brought Kara back into the modern DCU which then spawned her on-going series. As the description of the book goes, “Batman has discovered something strange on the bottom of Gotham Bay, which leads him to a mysterious and powerful teenaged girl bent on destroying Gotham City! What’s her connection to Superman? Why does Wonder Woman want to hide her from the outside world? Will Darkseid succeed in recruiting her into doing his bidding?”
The box art also reveals that there will be a Green Arrow short, which will continue DC’s new run of including little animated shorts as bonuses to their films. While I haven’t seen the Jonah Hex one that is to accompany the Red Hood film, I will say that the Spectre one was pretty fun (if nothing astounding) and that it’s a great idea. The animated shorts are quick, fun, and help appease fans. Kudos on that one, DC.
We’ll let you know more information about the movie as we get it, but for now enjoy the artwork. DC’s animated films have been pretty good so far, and if they keep the same voice cast as they had for the first film it could be great. Plus, Supergirl!