DC Entertainment has been showcasing some serious girl power. Their DC Superhero Girls series of animated shorts following the teen versions of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Bumble Bee, Batgirl, Katana, and Poison Ivy growing into their superhero status at Super Hero High has since grown into two DC comic novels, multiple product lines (including toys!), and even saw an extended special on Boomerang. Awesome, yes, but not enough for these fierce females. The next step for these girls after their series’ second season started in May is to “get their capes on” against the villain Eclipso in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year– their very first movie.
Here’s the official film synopsis:
Where can you find the most powerful and prominent Super Teens in the galaxy? Super Hero High of course! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana band together to navigate the twists and turns of high school in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) this summer.
These young Super Heroes discover unique abilities, develop powers, and combat an abundance of overwhelming, exciting and awkward moments to master the fundamentals of being a hero – one day at a time! Together, these seven fearless Super Heroes prove that we all have the power to make the world a better place – even while school is in session!
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy) Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) join forces to portray some of the newest students to attend Super Hero High.
Now check out the trailer!
What’s really nice about this series in particular is that there are male students who kick butt alongside the ladies from time to time; it’s just that the ringleaders happen to be female. It’s a refreshing dynamic to see!
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is set for release on August 23rd. Will you be getting your cape on?