Warner Bros and DC have been under fire over the not-so-successful DCEU, but it hasn’t always been that way. The Arrowverse on CW is highly successful, their animated movies are second to none, and of course there’s the long history of movies, TV shows, and comics that span 80+ years. Now, we’re finally getting some details on the brand new DC Universe streaming service that brings all of this together.
The DC Universe streaming service has been buzzed about ever since its announcement. Now, DC has finally released some details about it, and they are amazing. Besides the already known shows coming to the service, a whole lot more is coming as well, including some very unique options.
First off, DC will be putting all of its past shows, including Batman ’66 and Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman (for the first time in HD), on the service, as well as all of their past films, like Christopher Reeves’ Superman films. They are also going to include all of their animated films, like Flashpoint Paradox.
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Another thing announced, and one of the most unique features of the service, is that every DC comic book ever published will be available on the streaming platform, and not just on your phone. That means you can read Action Comic #1 all the way up to the Dark Metal storyline right on your TV! This alone is enough to get me to subscribe, but it may possibly affect book sales in stores. Also uniquely available to subscribers will be first looks at new action figures, with the ability to purchase before everyone else. There will also be a fan forum to share stories and theories as well as an extensive encyclopedia on all things DC.
Now, onto the new programming on the network. First off, we have Titans. Arriving later this year, the synopsis says it will follow “young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.”
The next show, set to debut next year, is an animated Harley Quinn show. “Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.”
Another animated show is one that fans have been down right begging for years: The return of Young Justice! The third season is finally arriving, entitled Outsiders. A new image has been released and fan favorites Nightwing and Superboy are surprisingly absent, but not much more is known for what this season entails.
The other known new shoes are Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing. The live-action Doom Patrol series will debut in 2019 and is set to focus on some of the strangest superheroes ever created by DC: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane, summoned by the enigmatic Dr. Niles Caulder and called into action by Cyborg (it is not currently known if Ray Fisher and his DCEU version will be the version used for this series or not). Swamp-Thing, meanwhile, is also coming next year and follows Abby Arcane as she investigates a strange swamp in Louisiana with mystical and terrifying secrets.
All in all, this streaming service looks to be ready to jump off on the right foot. Pricing has not yet been announced, but we’re pretty certain it’ll be a very reasonable price for all that you will get. As more details are released, we will keep you informed.
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