From a Joker movie sequel to a new Batman animated series, a number of DC movies, TV shows, games, and comic books are coming out in 2024. As the DC fandom has become accustomed to, there are often many different DC projects in various stages of development at any given time, so in order to give you the clearest look possible at what to expect from DC in 2024, we’re going to list off every confirmed project with a release date (or at least a verifiable source saying it will be coming out in 2024).
For a quick look at what to expect, here’s a list of everything DC releasing in 2024. Keep reading for a full description of each 2024 movie, television show, video game, and event comic coming in 2024.
DC Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show
DC Movies in 2024
Joker: Folie à Deux
The Oscar-winning, billion-dollar-grossing solo Joker origin movie is getting a sequel titled Joker: Folie à Deux, which is French for “shared madness.” That’s right, in Joker 2 Arthur Fleck will be sharing his madness (and the spotlight) with none other than Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gaga. Talk about a Bad Romance! The first film left off with Fleck incarcerated in Arkham Asylum, and that’s traditionally where Dr. Harleen Quinzel first meets the Clown Prince of Crime, so that’s where we expect their Love Game to kick off.
Director Todd Phillips is returning to direct Joker: Folie à Deux and actor Zazie Beetz will be reprising her role as Joker’s unrequited love interest, Sophie Drummond. New actors will be joining the Joker 2 musical production, including Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Catherine Keener, and Harry Lawtey, although the characters they’re playing are still unknown.
Joker: Folie à Deux Release Date: October 4, 2024
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1
The most iconic event series in DC Comics history is finally getting the animated movie treatment in Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1. You heard that correctly: this is only the first installment in a Crisis trilogy, with the second and third animated features to follow later in 2024.
As we can see from the first trailer for the Crisis animated movie, it appears to be a faithful adaptation of the Marv Wolfman and George Pérez comic classic, featuring The Flash and Supergirl in starring roles alongside Batman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League as the Monitor assembles a group of heroes from across the DC multiverse to battle the universe-destroying Anti-Monitor.
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1 (Animated Movie) Release Date: Jan 23, 2024
DC really is leaving no classic comic book stone unturned, as they revealed that in 2024 we can expect an R-Rated animated adaptation of what is arguably the greatest comic ever written, Watchmen. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking superhero thriller has already been adapted into a live-action film by Zack Snyder (which actually had the Tales of the Black Freighter sequence animated), and now we’re getting a fresh take on Rorschach’s mission to find the Comedian’s killer in a dark world populated by the likes of Owl Man, Silk Spectre, and the all-powerful Doctor Manhattan.
That just leaves us with one question: squid or no squid? We’ll have to watch the Watchmen to find out.
Watchmen (Animated Movie) Release Date: 2024
Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires / Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios
Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios translates to “Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires,” and it’s the title of the new DC animated feature that embraces Mexican history and reimagines Batman’s story in the time of the Aztec Empire. The film follows young Yohualli Coatl as he flees the Spanish Conquistadors that murdered his father and takes refuge in the temple of the bat god where he trains and plots his revenge.
Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (Animated Movie) Release Date: 2024
DC TV in 2024
Superman & Lois (Season 4)
The Superman & Lois television series will have its fourth and final season in 2024. Season 4 will have 10 episodes and feature Superman and Lois finally going up against the Man of Steel’s arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, now that he’s out of prison. If they’re gonna go out, may as go out swinging against the best Superman villain there is.
Superman & Lois (Season 4) Release Date: 2024
Batman: Caped Crusader
Batman: Caped Crusader is a new animated series produced by Matt Reeves, J. J. Abrams and Bruce Timm and with The Winter Soldier co-creator Ed Brubaker as head writer. That’s a murderer’s row of talent that knows a thing or two about superheroes and genre storytelling, so it’s exciting to see what they’ve got in store for this show, which will be streaming on Prime Video. The producers described the show as, “thrilling, cinematic, and evocative of Batman’s noir roots while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters,” and Timm said the show will be a spiritual successor to Batman: The Animated series. We’re no World’s Greatest Detective, but all clues are pointing to this being one heck of a Batman show.
Batman: Caped Crusader (Animated Series) Release Date: 2024
Matt Reeves’ Batman saga is expanding beyond the movies to the small screen, starting with The Penguin, an eight-episode season starring Colin Ferrell’s Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot. The series picks up right where The Batman left off, with Gotham City flooded and in disarray after the Riddler’s attack. The WGA and DGA strikes caused a delay and pushed the Penguin release date back from spring to fall 2024.
The Penguin Release Date: Late 2024
Creature Commandos is exactly what it sounds like. A group of various DC creatures and freaks are brought together by none other than Amanda Waller to complete dangerous black-ops missions. It’s like the Suicide Squad, but with monsters. Bride of Frankenstein will be the leader of the team that also includes her hubby Frankenstein, Rick Flag’s father, and Weasel, who you’ll remember was shown to have miraculously survived in the post-credits scene of The Suicide Squad movie.
This Creature Commandos animated series from James Gunn is part of the new DC Universe, making it the very first entry in the DCU’s Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. Given the voice cast is full of familiar actor faces–David Harbour as Frankenstein, Indira Varma as Bride of Frankenstein, Frank Grillo as Rick Flag Sr., and Sean Gunn once again as Weasel–we wouldn’t be surprised if they reprise their roles in live-action one day, so if you watch this animated series now then it may pay off in live-action later.
Creature Commandos (Animated Series): 2024
Kite Man: Hell Yeah! (Season 1)
The high-flying breakout comedic character Kite Man from the Harley Quinn animated series is getting his own spin-off series, appropriately titled Kite Man: Hell Yeah! The 10-episode first season will star Kite Man and his girlfriend Golden Glider in the same excessively violent and raunchy style of the Harley Quinn show. The story is focused around Kite Man doing crimes for hire in service of various DC baddies so he can afford to buy Gotham City’s seedy supervillain bar, Noonan’s. (Noonan’s was the original title of the spin-off before it was changed to Kite Man: Hell Yeah!)
Kite Man: Hell Yeah! (Season 1) Release Date: 2024
Suicide Squad ISEKAI
Suicide Squad ISEKAI is a wild and crazy DC anime series that takes Task Force X to another world in traditional “isekai” fashion, and then we watch as the likes of Harley Quinn, King Shark, and Peacemaker try to survive by smashing, shooting, and biting everything they can in their new fantasy setting. Attack on Titan’s Wit Studio is producing the series, so it shouldn’t be any surprise it’s full of blood and violence and enjoys a TV-MA rating.
Suicide Squad ISEKAI (Animated Series) Release Date: 2024
DC Video Games in 2024
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Task Force X is pulling double duty in 2024, as the year also sees the release of the highly-anticipated video game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Now, killing the Justice League is a tall order, but they’ve been mind-controlled by Brainiac and someone’s gotta do it. Enter: Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, and Deadshot in a third-person multiplayer action-adventure shoot-’em-up set in Superman’s stomping ground of Metropolis. The game comes from developer Rocksteady and takes place in the same universe as their Batman Arkham games. It’s also notable for being Kevin Conroy’s final performance as Batman before his passing in 2022.
Now, we gotta keep it real, it’s no secret that Kill the Justice League has seen some fan backlash leading up to its release. The main criticisms are directed towards some lackluster gameplay elements, its live service aspects, and the requirement for a constant internet connection, not to mention how Captain Boomerang fights with a gun instead of, you know, boomerangs. Will the game succeed despite these initial misgivings? We’ll soon find out when it drops in the second month of the new year.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Release Date: February 2, 2024
DC Comics in 2024
Titans: Beast World
Titans: Beast World is the big crossover event series that will set the stage for DC Comics in 2024. It’s a six-issue story starring Beast Boy and the Titans as they try to save the world after the villainous Necrostar transforms millions of people, and some iconic DC heroes and villains, into beasts. The first two issues, from writer Tom Taylor and artist Ivan Reis, were released in 2023 and the remaining four will come out in 2024.
Dawn of DC in 2024
After Titans: Beast World kicks off 2024 with a roar, the fallout of that story will be felt throughout the DC Universe and continue the Dawn of DC publishing initiative. In the wake of this event a “trinity of evil” will rise up and cause some major conflicts going forward. We’re talking Amanda Waller in March’s new Suicide Squad: Dream Team series, Brainiac and the Brainiac Queen in “House of Brainiac” told across both Superman and Action Comics, and The Joker and Zur En Arrh in the Batman ongoing series. Looks like between hairballs and hair-raising villains, DC’s heroes will have their work cut out for them in 2024.