Rich Johnston has done it again. In a "DC All Access Video" shot in Dan Didio's office, DC seemingly confirmed the existence of "Five Years Later", which Johnston had reported is the plan for DC's next big September event. Reportedly, Five Years Later will see all of DC's titles jump forward five years for a month to preface the launch of a "Five Years Later" weekly series written by the likes of Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire and Dan Jurgens. (Rich Johnston swears that Greg Rucka was involved with the weekly series at one point, but that's up in the air).
We're not sure what the point of adding a bunch of excess continuity to a universe that was recently stripped of excess continuity is, but chances are that the Five Years Later event (or 5Yearsnado as we've decided to call it) will be a big sales success, just like the much maligned and critically panned Villains Month was. And chances are it'll be filled with a bunch of pratfalls and missteps just like Villains Month was. However, we'll hold off on any counter reset until we know exactly what Five Years Later entails.
There is one interesting wrinkle here, though. The release of Five Years Later seems to be lining up to right before DC's editorial offices move to Burbank. It'll be interesting to see what effect, if any, the move has on DC's big future plans. In the meantime, check out exactly why we said this won't be a humongous clusterfuck!