Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced that they will be producing four new shorts that will feature beloved DC characters Kamandi, The Losers, Blue Beetle, and Constantine.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and inspired by characters and stories from throughout the iconic DC canon, the all-new quartet of shorts will be included on upcoming releases of DC Universe Movies, with exception of the lengthier Constantine short. The Constantine short will serve as the anchor for a compilation set to be distributed in 2022. More information will be released closer to individual street dates.
Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge) will produce all of the shorts. Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) will direct the first of the shorts, Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!, from a script written by Paul Giacoppo (Young Justice, Star Wars: Resistance).
DC Showcase, which was launched in 2010, was originally comprised of four animated shorts: The Spectre(2/23/2010), Jonah Hex (7/27/2010), Green Arrow (9/28/2010), and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (11/9/2010). An additional short, Catwoman (10/18/2011), was attached the following year to the release of Batman: Year One. For 2019-2020, DC Showcase returned with five shorts: Sgt. Rock (8/6/2019) Death (10/22/2019), The Phantom Stranger (3/17/2020), Adam Strange (5/19/2020), and the interactive Batman: Death in the Family (10/13/2020).
Over the years, a number of celebrities have been featured in the DC Showcase shorts including Malcolm McDowell, James Garner (in his final performance), Jerry O'Connell, Linda Hamilton, Karl Urban, Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Bruce Greenwood, Thomas Jane, Michael Rooker, Eliza Dushku, Neal McDonough, Ariel Winter, Danica McKeller, George Newbern, Michelle Trachtenberg, Charlie Weber, Arnold Vosloo, Leonard Nam, Jamie Chung, Peter Serafinowicz, and Michael Rosenbaum.