- 2024 brings a mix of DC superhero movies, including a live-action Joker sequel.
- “Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths” parts 1, 2, and 3 set to release.
- Animated films “Watchmen” and “Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios” explore new narratives.
- “Joker: Folie à Deux” marks the only live-action DC film for the year.
As DC wraps up its current cinematic universe in 2023, 2024 promises to be a year filled with a diverse range of superhero movies. While the year might be slower for live-action films in theaters — it is rich with animated features and one notable live-action sequel that is sure to draw crowds.
Joker: Folie à Deux – October 4, 2024
Joaquin Phoenix reprises his role in “Joker: Folie à Deux,” joined by Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Directed by Todd Phillips, this Elseworlds sequel promises an intriguing exploration of shared psychosis — set apart from the main DC Universe.
Zazie Beetz returns to the cast, adding depth to the already star-studded lineup. The plot, shrouded in mystery, is expected to delve into darker themes, building on the success of its predecessor.
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – January 2024
This animated adaptation brings the iconic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” comic storyline to life. Part one, releasing in January, will unravel the complexities of the DC Multiverse, introducing a variety of heroes and villains.
The voice cast includes Matt Bomer as Superman and Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman. Fans can anticipate a thrilling journey through different realities as the multiverse faces its greatest challenge.
Watchmen – TBA
The animated adaptation of “Watchmen” revisits the classic graphic novel’s dystopian narrative. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, this retelling aims to offer a fresh perspective on the well-known story.
Details are sparse, but the film is expected to delve into the nuanced themes of power and morality that define the original work.
Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios – TBA
“Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios” presents a culturally rich reimagining of Batman. Set in the Aztec Empire, the film follows a young boy’s transformation into a version of the Dark Knight, fighting against invaders.
Directed by Juan Meza-León and produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, this unique take promises to blend Mesoamerican elements with the classic Batman mythos.
A Year of Diversity for DC
2024 stands out as a year of diverse narratives for DC — from the psychological depth of “Joker: Folie à Deux” to the cultural richness of “Batman Azteca.” Each film, whether live-action or animated, is set to bring a unique flavor to the DC Universe, promising an exciting year for fans worldwide.