We may have to wait a while for the DCU to get up and running, but the DC Animated Universe is still pumping out movies. Today, Warner Bros. released a trailer for Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths, their next animated film – or series of films, since this will be a three-parter. Based on the landmark comic book story of the same name, Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths finds the DC multiverse imperiled by a cosmic being called the Anti-Monitor, with heroes from every part of DC’s history joining forces to stop him. There’s little information on the movie right now; only two cast members are listed on IMDb (Darren Criss as Superman and Jonathan Adams as the Monitor). However, according to ComicBookMovie.com, Amazon France has listed the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K release date as January 24, 2024. You can see the Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths trailer below:
This feels like more of an event than any of the recent DC movies to hit theaters (or the next one). I’m interested, but only vaguely. I’m not the biggest fan of the comic “Crisis on Infinite Earths;” it certainly has its moments, and I understand the impetus behind it, but it’s bogged down with so many characters that it becomes boring for long stretches. I don’t know how faithful the animated adaptation will be, but I hope they streamline it a bit to make it flow better. This is a selfish wish, though, as a lot of DC fans like “Crisis on Infinite Earths” because of the things that hold it down for me. I also hope there’s more variety in the various alternate versions of the characters than in the trailer; the two Superman variants we see look identical; why not vary the look like the comic did? The idea is that they’re representative of different eras of the heroes, and that would make the team-ups cooler. We’ll see if this one ends up being a crowd-pleaser; if nothing else, it has to be better than the Arrowverse adaptation.