The DC Animated Universe has adapted many beloved stories and put fresh spins on plenty of others. With DC Studios now looking to make future animated projects part of the new DCU, this franchise's future is uncertain, but at least the "Tomorrowverse" looks set to go out on a high.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is coming and while we'd heard the movie would be presented in two parts, it sounds like it will actually be split into three.
Animation director Mike Milo has updated his résumé and, as you can see below, it seems to suggest we're getting a three-part movie. As of now, we don't know whether these chapters will premiere in one go as some sort of mega movie or be spaced out across 2024 and beyond.
Speculation is running rampant that Crisis will bring together nearly every character we've ever seen in the DCAU, delivering the ultimate crossover before the focus is shifted to DC Studios' upcoming endeavours (the only confirmed animated project currently on the way from them is Creature Commandos).
As you might expect, Warner Bros. Animation has yet to comment on whether these details are accurate.
Crisis on Infinite Earths was announced during this year's San Diego Comic-Con alongside what's expected to be a two-part Watchmen adaptation.
The story is one that's been adapted on only a handful of occasions, including by The CW's Arrowverse. Prior to the formation of DC Studios, Warner Bros. had been planning a live-action Crisis movie with The Flash's scrapped post-credits scene originally meant to set the stage for that. Unfortunately, it's no longer happening.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is expected to be released in 2024.
Animated CoIE is apparently a three parter
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Crisis on Infinite Earths was a comic book crossover storyline published by DC Comics in the mid-1989s. The series, written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, ran for 12 issues and stemmed from the former's desire to abandon the DC Multiverse.
Believing the concept had become overly complicated, the writer set out to create a single, unified DC Universe.
At the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor (the Monitor's evil counterpart) is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises. The Monitor tries to recruit heroes from around the Multiverse but is murdered, while Brainiac collaborates with the villains to conquer the remaining Earths.
However, both the heroes and villains are eventually united by the Spectre, and the series concludes with Kal-L, Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor Jr. defeating the Anti-Monitor with the creation of a single Earth in place of the Multiverse then following. Crisis on Infinite Earths is noted for its high death count; hundreds of characters died, including DC icons Kara Zor-El/Supergirl and Barry Allen/The Flash.
As a result, the DCU was, for a long time, broken down into the "pre" and "post" Crisis eras.