Superman/Batman Animated Movie Coming

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42501 posts) - - Show Bio

With the recent announcement of the Green Lantern: First Flight animated movie, I think most of us got pretty excited.  That movie won't be released until July.  Ain't It Cool News got the scoop and just announced that they know what is coming after that.  Hopefully we'll see it this year as well.

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How about that?  Bruce Timm is the Executive Producer again.  They also posted the synopsis:
United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime” Batman.  Super heroes and super villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite – and recruit super help – to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.

Sounds cool to me.
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#1 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

OH YES

We can't go wrong with Bruce Timm. I've got to say, when WB/DC nabbed him they got super duper lucky. The man is a genius. Looking forward to this!

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#2 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY!!! Another DC animated movie. They do awesome work.

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#3 Posted by Acheron (1451 posts) - - Show Bio

They already made a Superman/Batman movie. I own it!

Still, this sounds kind of wicked. DC animated movies haven't really let me down, so I have nothing to fear.

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#4 Posted by Calvin (3583 posts) - - Show Bio
G-Man said:
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How about that?  Bruce Timm is the Executive Producer again.  They also posted the synopsis:
United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime” Batman.  Super heroes and super villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite – and recruit super help – to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.

Sounds cool to me.
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YES!!
That sound like it's from the pages of Superman/Batman!
In that plot they present Hiro Okamura! The Captain Atom made a team to bring them both down. And we see a fight between Captain Marvel and Hawkman verus Superman and Batman! Awsome!
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#5 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio

Hasnt there already been a Batman/Superman Movie? where joker tries taking out Superman and Lex tries taking on Batsie?

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#6 Posted by Acheron (1451 posts) - - Show Bio
Voidheart said:
"Hasnt there already been a Batman/Superman Movie? where joker tries taking out Superman and Lex tries taking on Batsie?
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Yeah there has. It was pretty cool too.
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#7 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha! Alzheimer in your face!

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#8 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio
Acheron said:
"They already made a Superman/Batman movie. I own it!

Still, this sounds kind of wicked. DC animated movies haven't really let me down, so I have nothing to fear.
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that was just episodes of the superman and batman animated series where they had a crossover and they made them into a "movie"
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#10 Posted by Acheron (1451 posts) - - Show Bio
danhimself said:
"Acheron said:
"They already made a Superman/Batman movie. I own it!

Still, this sounds kind of wicked. DC animated movies haven't really let me down, so I have nothing to fear.
"

that was just episodes of the superman and batman animated series where they had a crossover and they made them into a "movie""
I don't think so. In the original Batman Animated Series, I don't think they ever had a crossover, though they might've.
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#11 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio
Acheron said:
"danhimself said:
"Acheron said:
"They already made a Superman/Batman movie. I own it!

Still, this sounds kind of wicked. DC animated movies haven't really let me down, so I have nothing to fear.
"

that was just episodes of the superman and batman animated series where they had a crossover and they made them into a "movie""
I don't think so. In the original Batman Animated Series, I don't think they ever had a crossover, though they might've.
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Nope
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#12 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by Acheron (1451 posts) - - Show Bio
danhimself said:
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dude imdb is going to list it because it was released on well i guess vhs at the time but it was originally just a couple of episodes of the superman animated series then they released the episodes combined together into a movie

http://www.superheroeslives.com/cartoons/the_batman_superman_movie_(1998).htm

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Damn, you're right. I checked the episode list on wiki and the plot description is nearly identical.

It seems you win this one, Dan. But the war.....is far from over.
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#14 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

no war...just me being right  :)  the sad thing is i'm old enough to remember watching those episodes on tv and then getting excited when i got the vhs...i'll have to look around and see if i still have the tape

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#15 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio

color me informed

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#16 Posted by gmanfromheck (42501 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder what style of animation they'll go for.  As much as I like the "traditional" DC animated look, I'm glad they've steered away from that with these recent releases.  Something fresh.

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#17 Posted by Nighthunter (29571 posts) - - Show Bio

No Flash? boo

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#18 Posted by gmanfromheck (42501 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure why Flash would be in a Superman/Batman movie...

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#19 Posted by Psychotime (821 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool sounding idea, AND Bruce Timm backing the project? Works for me!

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#20 Posted by Nighthunter (29571 posts) - - Show Bio
G-Man said:
"Not sure why Flash would be in a Superman/Batman movie...
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that better be sarcasm :P
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#21 Posted by inferiorego (25635 posts) - - Show Bio

F%CK YES!

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#22 Posted by danisgod6491 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

would have liked Batman vs Superman but whatever.

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#23 Posted by TwilightThunder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmph, Loeb's and MCGuinness run on Superman/Batman's about to be released on DVD? Who cares? It was craptacular anyways.

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#24 Posted by blade hunter (1917 posts) - - Show Bio

i like the sound of this but im a bit more exited about green lantern.

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#25 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna be great!

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#26 Posted by Triumphant (2578 posts) - - Show Bio

wow this will be awesome

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#27 Posted by Static Shock (52374 posts) - - Show Bio

Based on that plot synopsis, it looks like it could be a prequel to a JLA animated film. The super-help part gave it away...

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#28 Edited by likalaruku (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

A movie about an angsty jerk & a flying douchebag. (not a hero fan) If I'm gonna watch it, it's gonna have to be a team-up of Lex Luthor & the Joker.

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#29 Edited by Calvin (3583 posts) - - Show Bio
likalaruku said:
"A movie about an angsty jerk & a flying douchebag. (not a hero fan) If I'm gonna watch it, it's gonna have to be a team-up of Lex Luthor & the Joker."
If don't like Superman and Batman you are really in the right thread! (Yes this is sarcasm)

The plot seams to be based on Superman/Batman issues 1-6. (No joker on them!)
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#30 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by sonofhercules95 (743 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder when it comes out

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#32 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

it's just slated for 2009 currently... but since First Flight is included in the opening teaser, i'm guessing 3rd or 4th quarter

First Flight is 3rd Quarter... so we know it'll be after that

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#33 Posted by Darkchild (42507 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be badass

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#34 Posted by Nibiru (683 posts) - - Show Bio

Loving the stylized Mcguinness art.

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#35 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

it definitely has the "steroid abuse" styled artwork going for it that the comics of the same name did...

i'm looking forward to seeing where this goes

M

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#36 Posted by sonofhercules95 (743 posts) - - Show Bio

So Katana and The Atom are the only other heroes besides Superman and Batman that I've seen in the trailer

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#37 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio
  


I don't know about anyone else but I couldn't view it on IDMB so here it is
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#38 Posted by DEGRAAF (8407 posts) - - Show Bio
@Acheron said:
"danhimself said:
"Acheron said:
"They already made a Superman/Batman movie. I own it!

Still, this sounds kind of wicked. DC animated movies haven't really let me down, so I have nothing to fear.
"

that was just episodes of the superman and batman animated series where they had a crossover and they made them into a "movie""
I don't think so. In the original Batman Animated Series, I don't think they ever had a crossover, though they might've."

yea they did. i ow the superman anitmatd seiress llas the movie and it definitely has epsiodes thatare tha movie. s unless theycame out with the movie firs and then turned parts of it in to a tv show thenthey did just combined them to ake a movie
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#39 Posted by AtPhantom (14434 posts) - - Show Bio

they appear to have done it strictly by the comic. I would have gone with a more separated universe like Sup: Doomsday, but I can live with it. I'm also not a fan of the Ed McGuiness style drawing, but the animation just looks badass.

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#40 Edited by Calvin (3583 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna be awesome. It really looks like it's based on the Superman/Batman comic series. They have a lot of good material there, they should just do another, and another, and another.... as the comics goes on....

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