'Justice Society: WWII' & 'Batman: The Long Halloween' Animated Films Announced for 2021
After DCFanDome ended, IGN hosted a virtual panel for the Superman: Man of Tomorrow animated film and within it DC announced their animated feature lineup for 2021.
Batman: Soul of the Dragon, directed by Sam Liu (Superman Red Son), will be the first animated film from DC in 2021. Previously announced, the film features characters such as Richard Dragon (Mark Dacascos), Batman (David Giuntoli), Lady Shiva (Kelly Hu) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White).
Up next is Justice Society: World War II. No details or cast were announced during the panel. The JSA debuted in All Star Comics #3 (1940), making them the first DC superhero team. As with most super groups, the roster is ever changing. Doctor Fate, Hour-Man, Spectre, Sandman, Atom, Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman were the original founding members. In future iterations the ensemble has included Star Girl, Mr. Terrific, WildCat, Cyclone, Atom Smasher and Power Girl. This should make a nice introductory appetizer to the Black Adam live action film, where The Rock will test their mettle.
And finally we have Batman: The Long Halloween. Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale's critically acclaimed, epic story of Batman in his early days hunting down a killer named Holiday with Commissioner Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent. All the while taking on The Joker, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Scarecrow and a gang war between Maroni and Falcone. DC has announced it will release it in 2 parts, giving the films ample time to mine the 13 issue series for all its worth.
Part 1 is scheduled for release in summer 2021 and part 2 in the following fall. Be sure to check back here for updates on directors and cast and let us know which film you're looking forward to most in the comments.