Yesterday, we saw the premiere of the latest DC animated movie, Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods and Monsters, which looked absolutely fantastic. Now, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have revealed the next three DC animation films set to be released in 2016, two of which are Batman animated movies.
The more exciting of the three is an adaptation of Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke, which is one of the most highly regarded Batman graphic novels of all-time. Originally released in March 1988, Moore and artist Brian Bolland tell a Joker origin story, and we also learn Barbara Gordon’s fate. The Joker uses Jim Gordon and his daughter to get to Batman, and does so in a shocking way. In fact, the book saw a lot of controversy upon its initial release at nothing like it had been done before. The animation adaptation will be produced by Bruce Timm and will retell the exciting tale in an exciting new way. He’ll also add a completely original 15-minute prologue that will help lay the ground work for the story. The Killing Joke release date is set for some time in 2016, which will be the Joker’s 75th Anniversary.
The second of the newly announced Batman animated movies is Batman: Bad Blood, a new original Batman story that will introduce Batwoman into the films.
Finally, the third DC movie to be announced was Justice League vs. Titans, which will also be an original story and will feature the Teen Titans.