WonderCon is currently underway in Anaheim, California, and DC universe had several major announcements to make during its panel.
First up, footage was shown from the upcoming Swamp Thing series, and a premiere date was finally made official: May 31. The footage shown reportedly included seeing Swamp Thing rising off a table in a morgue, as well as the Blue Devil mask. Hopefully, this footage will be released generally in the near future.
Speaking of the live-action series on DC Universe, the first look at Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) was finally unveiled. In the background, you can also see STRIPE (piloted by Pat Dugan who will be played by Luke Wilson). The series is from Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and will debut in early 2020.
Live-action originals weren’t the only news to be had, however. DC Universe announced that in April the selection of digital comics will expand, touting it as “unprecedented access to the DC comic book library on DC UNIVERSE with no change to the price of the service.” No indication was given to how many titles, but it sounds like we’ll see a significant increase.
Krypton season 1 will finally be joining the service beginning on April 5, while Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will debut on April 16. And for those of you waiting for the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders, you’ll see new episodes debut on July 2.
It sounds as though the remainder of 2019 is going to be a busy one for DC Universe with plenty of original content coming in as well as catalog content of both the television and comic mediums. We already thought DC Universe was a good bargain, and it looks as though it’s only going to get better. Now if it could just find a way to launch outside of the U.S. as well.