There was some interesting news coming out of the premier of Justice League: War on Tuesday night, with producer James Tucker confirming the creation of a ‘DC Animated Universe’ featuring continuity based on the New 52.
In a panel at the event, he stressed their intention to build an ongoing continuity, and that wherever possible they would strive to retain the same voice actors for specific roles. Excitingly, he also insisted that they would also be looking into adapting classic stories from DC’s rich history, with such titles as “Red Son”, “The Long Halloween” and “Kingdom Come” being mentioned.
With the next two DC Animated Movies already confirmed as being Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, excitement was running high. And, borrowing heavily from tactics used by main rival Marvel, DC inserted a “teaser” scene midway through the credits of Justice League: War, hinting at the upcoming (and eagerly anticipated) Aquaman animated movie.
When asked if the upcoming movie was to be an adaptation of Geoff Johns’ well-received “Throne of Atlantis” arc, Tucker responded with “You’ll see a movie with Atlantis in the title.” Read into that what you will.
The video of the scene hasn’t yet been released (at least not in any sort of watchable quality), but here’s a breakdown of the scene, courtesy of Newsarama;
“After the devastation to Earth due to the attack by the forces of Apokolips, a shot of the ocean is shown. In the water lay swathes of dead fish and other sealife – and then waves start from the middle of the water. A vessel rises, and with what sure seems to be the helmet of Orm, Ocean Master (Aquaman’s brother). In his arms lie a dead old man. Ocean Master says, “The Surface Dwellers have killed our king. This is an act of war. And they will pay.”
The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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