SDCC 2023: DC Studios’ ‘Watchmen’ And ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Animated Movies Releasing 2024

With Blue Beetle hitting cinemas in less than a month, DC Studios has decided to give fans a treat at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. In 2024, two of the most iconic DC comic storylines in the 1980s, Crisis on Infinite Earths and Watchmen, will be adapted into animated movies.

The announcement followed a film screening of Justice League: Warworld, where Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others must unite to form an unbeatable resistance to lead an entire planet to freedom. Not much else about the two projects was revealed, besides the logo for Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths, and an R rating for the Watchmen animated film (and thankfully so). 

Crisis on Infinite Earths animated movie

Crisis on Infinite Earths is a DC Comics crossover event featuring multiple parallel universes colliding to prevent the destruction of the Multiverse by the cosmic destroyer known as the Anti-Monitor. The upcoming animated film adaptation will be the second attempt at the storyline following 2019’s live-action Arrowverse crossover.

There is a possibility that the film would be a follow-up to Warworld, making it next in line in DC’s ongoing ‘Tomorrowverse’ string of animated films. Fans are hopeful to see cameos from past and present DC animated series.

Watchmen animated adaptation

Watchmen, in the comics, presents a dark and thought-provoking alternate reality where retired superheroes grapple with complex moral dilemmas in a world on the brink of nuclear war. The storyline inspired a Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Dawn of the Dead) live-action adaptation and a HBO sequel series, which hopefully will follow with an awesome animated adaptation.

When it comes to DC Studio’s animated adaptations, there is a bit more hopeful ground to stand on than their live-action ones.