Animated Update: ‘Death of Superman’ 2018 – ‘Reign Of Supermen’ 2019

DC Comics announced a huge amount about the animation department at San Diego Comic-Con International Friday night, with the biggest news – a 25th Anniversary special two-part feature-length animated film for the ‘Death and Return of Superman.’

DC promises the upcoming adaptation will be more faithful to the source material, much less condensed and will include many of the fan-favorite moments from the story that were left out of the 2007 film, ‘Superman: Doomsday.’

The ‘Death of Superman’ will come out in late 2018, with the ‘Reign Of Supermen’ in early 2019.


‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ was confirmed and DC stated that they would expand upon Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 48-page original comic. The release date looks to be early 2018. Mid-2018,’Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ gets unleashed onto the world. The first Suicide Squad movie set within the DC Universe Original Movies’ shared continuity. Voice cast for ‘Hell to Pay’ has yet to be announced.

This shared universe is based on The New 52 continuity.

‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’ (only the end)
‘Justice League: War’
‘Son of Batman’
‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’
‘Batman vs. Robin’
‘Batman: Bad Blood’
‘Justice League vs. Teen Titans’
‘Justice League Dark’
‘Teen Titans: The Judas Contract’

What film from DC got you the most excited? Comment below.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.