Warner Bros. has quietly been expanding its animated DC universe, known as the Tomorrowverse, which stands separate from the live-action DC cinematic offerings. The journey of this animated universe began with “Superman: Man of Tomorrow” in 2020 and has since branched out to explore various stories, including those centered around Batman, Green Lantern, and the Justice League.
While James Gunn and Peter Safran usher in a new era of DC content, co-CEOs of Warner Bros. have affirmed their commitment to producing shows and movies that exist outside the main continuity under the DC Elseworlds banner, including the Tomorrowverse. As fans eagerly anticipate new developments in the live-action DC universe, the Tomorrowverse continues to thrive and evolve, offering fresh perspectives on beloved characters.
The Arrival Of A Crysis Trilogy
A New Animated Epic: Justice League – Crisis on Infinite Earths
Building on the success of the 2023 animated movie “Justice League: Warworld,” Warner Bros. unveiled an exciting announcement at San Diego Comic-Con: “Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths.” This revelation marks the second recent adaptation of the classic comic event, with the Arrowverse also having explored it in 2020.
However, the story doesn’t end there. A discovery on animation director Mike Milo’s resume hints at a grander narrative unfolding within the Tomorrowverse. The resume lists Milo’s involvement in a project titled:
“Animation Director – Warner Bros. ‘Justice League- CRYSYS I,’ ‘II,’ and ‘III'”
This revelation suggests that the forthcoming adaptation of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will span three parts, forming a “Crysis” trilogy. The first installment is slated for release in 2024, promising an epic journey across the multiverse.
Unveiling The Mystery Of The Crysis Trilogy
A Multiverse of Possibilities: What Lies Ahead?
For those unfamiliar with the source material, the comic book “Crisis on Infinite Earths” was a monumental crossover event from the mid-1980s. Its primary objective was to streamline the intricate DC multiverse continuities and provide a clean narrative slate for readers.
While specific plot details for the Tomorrowverse trilogy remain shrouded in mystery, one thing is clear: the proliferation of multiverse narratives within the DC universe opens the door to endless possibilities. It is likely that these “Crysis” movies will draw inspiration from various corners of DC animation, including iconic series like “Superman: The Animated Series,” the short-lived “Green Lantern” show, and even the nostalgic “Super Friends” from the 1970s.
Although this speculation, it aligns with the inherent nature of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” as a multiverse-spanning tale. In fact, previous live-action adaptations of the crossover, such as those seen in CW’s “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” featured a plethora of live-action DC cameos, spanning both classic and contemporary properties.
While Warner Bros. once had ambitious plans for a DCEU take on “Crisis,” those designs have since been shelved. Nevertheless, the Tomorrowverse’s “Crysis” trilogy promises an exciting journey through the DC multiverse, where anything is possible, and all heroes and villains may converge in an epic clash across infinite Earths.