A few days ago, DC Entertainment announced its latest upcoming animated feature film, Superman vs. the Elite. A film based on a Superman comic book story arc from a few years ago. Take a look at the trailer…
This looks epic, no doubt about it. However, I do wonder how much longer DC is going to pump out the Superman/Batman films before they really start selling their entire Superhero lineup via animated film release.
Not to knock the majority of their animated films as of late, there have only been a few films that have really bored me or made me wonder why they felt it was a good idea to make it into an animated movie. DC and Warner Bros. does good stuff…I just really want to see them do more than simply animating their two big guns.
Where is Aquaman? Geoff Johns is really selling it with the whole concept that Aquaman really IS a great hero…so why isn’t DC trying to market him? Certainly Green Lantern has more potential than the two films released so far would have us believe. Wonder Woman certainly deserves more than her single disc origin story release, doesn’t she? And there are numerous heroes within DC’s heroic repertoire that are worthy enough in character, and with a number of great stories behind them that would work well as an animated film.
But let’s even dive into the Vertigo side of things too! Y the Last Man would be a wonderfully awesome mini series that could be released in the same way that the Watchmen Motion Comic was. The Sandman could also work quite well as a series of animated movies based on the numerous graphic novels, as well as Swamp Thing and many of the other comic trades by Alan Moore. Who WOULDN’T want to see V for Vendetta as an animated film??
Maybe there’s a method behind their madness, but I honestly would love to see a bigger variety within DC’s animated films. I’ll always watch any animated film DC puts out, but I think they would do well to promote their multiple franchises by stretching out the variety to more than just Superman, Batman, and the JLA.