So during SDCC, we reported on all the DC Animated Movie News that broke. Thing most everything that was reported has now been proven wrong and this reporter was wrong to jump on the bandwagon and feeding the flames of what was said. Though even this reporter questioned the authenticity (before writing it off of DC Animated doing a "loose" adaptation like its predecessor) of how the heck a "Court of Owls" be involved in a movie called Batman vs. Robin, which never happened in the story.
Thankfully James Tucker, supervising producer of DC Animated movies clarifies it all:
Oh and in other misreported news, Batman vs Robin is NOT an adaptation of The Court of Owls storyline. Sheesh— James Tucker (@JTuckerAnimator) July 28, 2014
So of course my announcement about BT doing JL: Gods and Monsters gets misreported. Sam Liu is Directing and Alan Burnett wrote it.— James Tucker (@JTuckerAnimator) July 28, 2014
So there you have it from the man himself: Bruce Timm isn't coming back to write/direct JLA: Gods & Monsters, instead Sam Liu (All-Star Superman, Batman/Superman: Public Enemies) is directing and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series, The Batman) writing it. Plus Batman vs. Robin, is a sequel to Son of Batman (which wasn't surprising) but it sounds (not actual fact, but it speculation) as if it'll continue lightly using various elements of Grant Morrison's comic book run.
Though this begs the question HOW the heck did Bruce Timm and "Court of Owls" get confused in this at all? Not to mention as someone mentions in the first tweet responding to Tucker's. Why didn't this get addressed by someone at DC or Warner Bros. sooner instead of TWO DAYS LATER after the panel? Or an official press release or tweet for that matter?
That just raises more questions, though and even an additional one. Like should this reporter just attend SDCC, and get the job done right himself? But I don't think Zechs Invades SDCC would be a good thing. Nah... Nope never in a million years and shouldn't ever happen. Like ever!
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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Character Spotlight, and Cartoon Reviews. He's also an aspiring comic book writer trying to get some of his works published on the Outhouse. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.
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