A few days ago we learned of new Watchmen and Crisis On Infinite Earths animated movies coming from Warner Bros. next year. There was quite a bit of confusion surrounding the announcement, although not from us here. Some speculated that both films would be part of the new DCU launched by James Gunn and Peter Safran, although it should’ve been obvious they wouldn’t be since both predate its launch with Superman: Legacy in 2025.
Fortunately, James Gunn isn’t one to leave fans hanging for long. Once again answering questions on Threads, Gunn confirmed that both animated movies are not part of the new DCU. He also told us to look forward to DC animated movies on the big screen, which is itself pretty interesting.
It’s possible these movies could move over to the Elseworlds branding where The Batman and Joker exist.
Gunn also reaffirmed that animated movies will be part of the DCU, and that the same actors will portray their characters across all forms of media; live-action, animation, and video games.
This is actually quite a shame, because a Crisis movie would be a great way to transition from the Snyderverse into Gunn’s DCU, especially since The Flash was a bust.