You may have heard the rumblings about a possible Batman: Year One animated feature. Comics Continuum mentioned it yesterday and it was also posted on our forums (courtesy of Johnny Spam). You might (or might not) be aware that I am a big fan of Batman. When I heard about a possible Batman: Year One feature, I did some digging.
Batman: Year One will not be the next animated feature. The next feature will be Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
This information comes courtesy of the box art (click image to enlarge) for Batman: Under the Red Hood (coming on July 27).
What about Batman: Year One? The story by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchilli seems perfect for an adaption. While there has been speculation over future releases, I feel it largely depends on the success of the DVDs and Blu-rays. In other words, if people buy them, DC and Warner Bros. will keep making them. While we could make long lists of possible story arcs and characters we'd like to see, the possibility of movies with the bigger characters (like Batman and Superman) seem more likely.
I did try getting information about Batman: Year One but was unable to get a comment. At the same time, I didn't get a denial either. Perhaps there is hope in seeing this happen. What are your thoughts and hopes? What do you think Apocalypse will be about?