It was announced today that Machinima has greenlit the new animated miniseries “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” created by the producers of the famed animated show, “Batman: The Animated Series,” Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett. The online series will be based on “Justice League: Gods & Monsters,” a DC animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015. “Chronicles” will focus on alternate versions of the DC Trinity: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
In the coming series, the main heroes of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are reportedly going to be much darker versions of the characters that people think that they know. Thus being a new venture out into a different realm than has been explored by various DC series over the years.
Chad Gutstein, Machinma’s CEO had this to say:
Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company’s unmatched content. With “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics’ beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters. In addition, we have built a first-of-its-kind package for brands to engage with these characters to reach Machinima’s elusive audience,
“Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles” will be the very first production from the newly formed digital content production unit at Warner Bros. Sam Register, the President of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series had the following to say:
We couldn’t be happier to be announcing our first new digital series today, and we’re even more excited that it’s a collaboration with such accomplished storytellers as Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who have been responsible for some of the most innovative and creative DC Universe projects. We can’t wait for fans to have a chance to see the world they have created when ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles’ debuts on Machinima next year.
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson stated in a release,“We are committed to delivering DC Entertainment’s extensive line-up of world-class characters and stories to audiences across all platforms and formats. “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles” is an exciting opportunity to bring alternate versions of DC Comics’ iconic Justice League characters to Machinima, and we look forward to bringing this new animated shortform series to life with our partners across Warner Bros.”
“Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles” is expected to debut on Machinima in spring 2015, with the film to follow shortly thereafter.