Warner Bros. Names Two New DC Animated Films to Follow JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
CREDIT: Warner Bros Animation
Update July 26, 2014: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the titles of the next two DC Animated films to follow 2015's Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
Batman Vs. Robin will feature the first animated appearance of the Court of Owls, but it apparently won't be based directly on that Scott Snyder Batman storyline. And Justice League: Gods and Monsters will be written by and based on an original story by DC animation legend Bruce Tim.
Update July 14, 2014: The official title is here, and it is, as expected, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. That title is of course borrowed from the New 52 comic book crossover between Justice League and Aquaman that told of the struggle for Arthur's kingship. Funny enough, it did not end up having "Aquaman" in the title as originally teased.
The title comes not from a press release or scheduled reveal, however. Instead it comes from DC Collectibles, whose solicitations for October include figures from the film (advance solicited for a January 2015 release). The figures will be 6.75" and $19.95 each, and carry a new look to the familiar characters. Here is the solicitation for the figures, and the other images of the figures, below.
DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS OCEAN MASTER, AQUAMAN, BLACK MANTA AND MERA ACTION FIGURES
Based on designs of the much anticipated Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!
OCEAN MASTER – 6.8"
BLACK MANTA – 6.75"
AQUAMAN – 6.75"
MERA – 6.6"
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
* $19.95 US * On January 2015
* Allocations May Occur
Original Story: DC animation fans already know the studio-publisher is developing an upcoming feature film focusing on Aquaman, set in the same animated New 52-verse of 2014’s Justice League: War, and now Newsarama has learned some new details.
As the credits scene of last year’s Justice League: War showed, Orm (aka the Ocean Master aka Aquaman’s brother) emerged from the ocean after the invading forces of Apokolips’ devastated Earth, carrying a dead older man. Orm/Ocean Master than says "The Surface Dwellers have killed our king. This is an act of war. And they will pay."
Warner Bros. was tight-lipped at the War premiere as to what exactly the new film would be, other than to say it would have "Aquaman" in the title, and while it still currently doesn’t have a title we can confirm, Newsarama has learned the film will likey be something of a New 52 origin story for Aquaman, meaning sources tell us at the start of the film he won’t know much, if anything, about his connection to Atlantis, his place in their royal family, and his destiny to be their king.
Animation fans may also be pleased to know we hear the voice of Orm will be veteran villain voice actor Sam Witwer.
Expect more details about this Aquaman-centric feature closer to the release of DC’s next animated feature, August’s Batman: Assault on Arkham (translation: during or right before the San Diego Comic-Con.)