While continuity within the super hero movie world is something that is becoming more and more important these days, it’s something that tends to be overlooked much of the time with the many animated features that are produced by both Marvel and DC. Now it seems as if DC is looking to rectify this by releasing films within their animated universe that are connected in more ways than just the names of the characters that star in them. This new attempt at maintaining continuity will begin with this week’s release of Justice League: War.
According the producer of this film, James Tucker:
This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with each other. Our next movie’s going to be ‘Son of Batman,’ and that Batman will be the same Batman that you see in ‘Justice League: War.’ Basically, we’ll have two concurrent series of Justice League movies and Batman movies, and they’ll be in continuity with each other. So it’s kind of world-building.
It seems as if the plan is to release two in-continuity flicks alongside one standalone flick each year. This year’s offerings consist of Justice League: War and Son of Batman and, outside the universe proper, Batman: Assault on Arkham.
It appears as if they’ll be making sure to keep the same voice actors as they move ahead as well, so you can expect continuity in more ways than just the story.
What do the Nerd Readers think about it? Does it matter whether the animated features fall in line with one another, or are you there to see some super hero action no matter what the hell happened the year before?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.