DC is set to release a trio of exciting animated movies in 2024. While the live-action movie side of DC media has had its ups and downs over several decades of projects, the brand has always had a solid and successful footing in the world of animated features. Starting all the way back with Max Fleischer’s Superman serials in the 1940s, animation has been a core part of DC’s movie and television series release strategy. This has resulted in several now-classic projects, from Batman: The Animated Series to Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.
Warner Bros. regularly releases several DC animated films a year, and three are currently set to arrive in 2024 (though none have set release dates at writing). With two being adaptations of beloved graphic novels and the other being a major re-imagining of one of DC’s core heroes, DC’s slate is diverse and exciting and should give viewers a lot to look forward to from 2024’s DC animated adventures. Here are all three DC animated movies arriving in 2024.
Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (TBA 2024)
The upcoming animated movie Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios is a true DC Elseworlds tale, re-imagining the Dark Knight as a young Aztec boy named Yohualli Coatl (voiced by Horacio Garcia Rojas). After the murder of his parents by Spanish Conquistadors, Yohualli becomes an ancient, Meso-American version of the Caped Crusader. Batman Azteca is directed and co-written by Juan Jose Meza-Leon, and while few other major details have been revealed about it, the character re-invention it gives to Batman is a unique one that makes it a very intriguing DC animated movie.
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths (TBA 2024)
DC’s famous multiverse story Crisis On Infinite Earths will get the animated treatment in Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths. With the Anti-Monitor threatening the stability of the multiverse, it is up to the heroes of multiple DC universes to join forces to stop him. Crisis On Infinite Earths was previously the basis for the CW’s live-action crossover of DC movies and TV shows, and hopefully, Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths will bring the same multiversal magic. The movie is the first animated adaptation of the titular DC comics event and is the eleventh entry in the Tomorrowverse DC animated timeline.
Watchmen (TBA 2024)
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen finally made it to the big screen in 2009 in the form of Zack Snyder’s first DC movie (albeit with the notoriously adaptation-averse Moore being uncredited). The upcoming animated DC movie Watchmen is set to retell the story for new audiences, in which Rorschach investigates the murder of the Comedian in a world where superheroes have been outlawed, while Dr. Manhattan has become an all-powerful being. Like Snyder’s Watchmen, the animated Watchmen movie will be rated R, and presumably, it will stick with the original DC graphic novel ending that the movie changed.
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