DC Entertainment's new subscription streaming service DC Universe has been officially announced, promising to bring together DC comics, movies, and TV shows - including new live-action and animated shows - all on one platform.
Users will be able to stream the content directly to their phone, tablet, laptop or TV, and the platform will be a one-stop shop for all things DC. The service also promises to keep fans updated on all news, products, and contests, as well as delivering exclusive new shows for subscribers. But what content can fans expect to see in DC Universe? Here's a rundown of everything we know so far.
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Last updated: January 6, 2019
For fans of DC Comics, DC Universe will offer the opportunity to enhance their reading experience by holding a "curated" library of accessible comics that DC refers to being in the thousands, with several historic issues, as well as acclaimed runs and reboots specifically highlighted. The comics will include "native, untethered access across devices from a smartphone or tablet to a living room screen," and will blend comics with animation, by allowing the user to watch exclusive video content, followed by reading the comic that inspired it. A full list of comic content isn't yet released, but the DC Universe state "From Action Comics #1 to Rebirth" will be available, and pictures on the site include Teen Titans, All-Star Superman, Trinity, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
The DC Universe will stream classic DC live-action and animated movies, so you can forget doing anything productive because we'll all be spending time reliving our youth. Movies expected to arrive on the platform as part of a rotating library of hits include:
Superman The Movie - The original (and many would say still the best) Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve as the titular superhero will be available to enjoy time and again. It's also highly probable that the special effects will seem laughable, but we were wowed by them at the time.
Batman - Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton in the central role, with Jack Nicholson as The Joker. This one is also likely to be watched time and again.
Batman Returns - The sequel to Batman, again directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton. Danny DeVito also stars as The Penguin, with Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.
Batman Forever - Val Kilmer takes on the central role for this 1995 classic, directed by Joel Schumacher. Chris O'Donnell is Robin, while Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey take on the villain roles.
Batman & Robin - George Clooney and Chris O'Donnel suit up as the Dynamic Duo alongside Alecia Silverstone as Batgirl against Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze, Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy.
Wonder Woman (1974) - Before Gal Gadot or Lynda Carter was Cathy Lee Crosby. This live-action made-for-TV movie was supposed to serve as a pilot for a Wonder Woman show, but it didn't happen, and Warner Bros instead developed the Lynda Carter series.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox - Relive this 2013 animated movie, featuring appearances from The Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and more. Other Justice League animated movies set to appear on the DC Universe include Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - This 2012/13 two-parter is definitely worth a watch. Other animated Batman titles include; Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Batman: Bad Blood.
Son of Batman - This animated movie retells the story of Batman discovering he has a son with Talia Al Ghul, the Daughter of the Demon, Ra's Al Ghul. Batman has had several Robins before, but dealing with his biological son, trained to be an assassin from birth, is something else entirely.
Batman vs Robin - Taking major inspiration from the Court of Owls arc in the comics, this animated movie has the Court of Owls take Robin under its wing in an effort to overthrow Gotham, pitting son against father.
Justice League War - This animated movie brings the Justice League together for the first time in DC animations newer "New 52" inspired continuity, pitting them against Darkseid himself.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis - Aquaman joins the animated Justice League to stop his half-brother, King Orm, from waging a war to take over the surface world.
Batman Ninja - This heavily stylized anime sends Batman back in time to feudal Japan where he has to fight all his major rogues to save the timeline and get back to Gotham.
Death of Superman - Doomsday comes to Earth to defeat the Justice League and face-off agianst Superman in the first half of this 2-part adaptation of the Death of Superman comics. Part 2 releases January 15, 2019.
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam - Young Billy Batson transorms into the superhero Shazam! and teams up with Superman to face off against the evil Black Adam in this animated feature.
Batman: Assault on Arkham - Don't let the title fool you, this animated movie is more about the Suicide Squad movie than Batman, although the Caped Crusader also plays an important role as Task Force X invades Arkham Asylum.
Wonder Woman (2009 ) - This animated movie tells Wonder Woman's origin story as she goes to America with Steve Trevor and confronts Ares, who's trying to invade man's world.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Widely considered one of the best Batman movies period, animated or live-action, Mask of the Phantasm has Batman confront his past as he hunts down a new killer vigilante in Gotham City.
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman - Batwoman makes her animated debut when Batman has to track down a new vigilante in Gotham. Like him, she's highly trained, has lots of gadgets, and has a thing for bats. Unlike him, she's more willing to blur the line between hero and criminal.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - Based on the first official Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight is an animated film that features Batman in an alternate Victorian timeline where the Caped Crusader is a little more steampunk, and hunts down Jack the Ripper.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker - After a 40-year absence, The Joker returns to Gotham, invading Wayne Manor and nearly killing Bruce Wayne, only to be stopped at the last moment by the new Batman, Terry McGinnis. Commissioner (Barbara) Gordon swears the Clown Prince of Crime was killed, so who's this new clown?
Batman/Superman: Apocalypse - In this animated film, a Kryptonian spaceship crashes on Earth with a girl, but Darkseid kidnaps her in hopes of making her his Thrall. Batman and Superman must join forces and go to Darkseid's planet, Apokolips, to rescue her.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies - Batman tracks the Joker to Metropolis where he comes face to face with the Man of Steel. The super friends become embroiled in a plot by Lex Luthor to frame them, and he puts a $1 billion bounty on their heads, forcing them to fight off all their would-be captors before a Kryptonite asteroid collides with Earth.
Batman: Gotham Knight - This series of animated Batman shorts was released in the lead-up to The Dark Knight telling a spiritual version of the events between Batman Begins and the sequel.
Superman: Doomsday - The original animated adaptation of the Death of Superman comic arc, Superman: Doomsday brings Doomsday to Earth to face off against the Man of Steel in what appears to be the Man of Tomorrow's final fight.