Working with Warner Bros. Home Video and WB Animation, the company will launch a new line of direct-to-video DC animated movies that are being designed with DC Comics fans in mind, Levitz said.
He continued, saying that DC is looking to do a series of titles that will tell the character bits and stories that were important to fans, and will be working with the comic book creators on them. The first title will be the previously-leaked animated film version of Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier. Cooke will work with Stan (JLU) Berkowitz on the film, with Cooke providing key art direction.
Other upcoming animated movies announced at the panel include a Superman/Doomsday movie and an adaptation of the legendary Teen Titans story “The Judas Contract.” Bruce Timm will oversee all of the movies, while Marv Wolfman and George Perez are said to be involved with the Judas Contract flick.
Levitz took a shot at Marvel’s Ultimate Avengers movies in the panel: “‘We’re looking at more than the last five minutes of history,’ Levitz said in regards to what will differentiate this from movies such as Ultimate Avengers.”