After months of rumors and reports of filming on original series, the veil has been lifted on the DC Universe streaming service. The good news is that it is going to offer more than we expected, the bad news is we still don’t know how much it will cost.
The new DC Universe service is going to be the home for just about everything you can think of when it comes to the company responsible for the likes of Batman and Superman. The top of the food chain will be original content with Titans currently wrapping up filming and casting under way for Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing. There will also be two original animated series with the long-awaited return of Young Justice and Harley Quinn getting her own series.
For the classic DC viewers, you’ll find an assortment of older films such as the Christopher Reeves’ Superman, Batman Returns, and more.
One thing that immediately leaped out to us from the trailer is the inclusion of digital comics. Fans have long wondered why DC didn’t have a competitor to Marvel’s all-you-can-eat Marvel Unlimited service, and this looks as though it will fill part of the gap. The difference, however, is that DC says the app will have “a curated selection of thousands of DC comics” and that they will rotate over time. Something is better than nothing, though.
The service will also include DC news, special offers, exclusive merchandise and a lot more.
You can head to the DC Universe site now to sign up for updates and you may be selected to participate in the beta program launching in August. The service will then fully launch in the fall.