Last April, DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers announced they would be launching a streaming service for all things DC comics. This streaming service was given the title DC Universe in May of this year and will be up and running sometime this fall. The website also already has a landing page where you can pre-order your subscription to DC Universe and watch a trailer that advertises all of their content.
And speaking of content, this is what you can expect to see with your subscription to DC Universe.
One of the biggest selling points so far for DC Universe is their original upcoming series "Titans". If you've ever watched the teen titans show when you were a kid (or teen titans go currently) you know about Robin and his band of teenage superheroes. Although, in this new series, the teen titans are getting a darker, edgier look. Dick Grayson, also known as Robin, is on a whole different level from what you might be used to seeing in the cartoon and even the comics.
From what we've seen from the trailer, he definitely isn't opposed to killing and even said the words "Fuck Batman" which is not the upbeat, sympathetic Robin we're used to seeing. The other main focus in the trailer was on Raven, the half human half demon teenage girl who is trying to avoid the darkness inside of her.
It seems like the show will revolve around Raven reaching out to Dick Grayson for help. The role that the other titans play in the storyline isn't really known yet. We only see two shots of Beast Boy and Starfire in the trailer and the duo of Hawk and Dove even make a quick appearance.
The way the characters look (costume wise) seemed like the biggest issue people have with the show so far. Robins costume seems relatively normal and comic book accurate. Beast Boy looks the way you would imagine him to look in a live action show. But the main problem came from Starfire.
To be completely honest they definitely could've designed a better look for the character but maybe it'll look better during the actual show. The trailer looked decent and as a huge fan of the Titans (show and comics), it'll be interesting to see this different version of the Titans that we're used to.
DC universe is also bringing back Young Justice which was absurdly canceled after the second season ended in 2013. Young Justice is an animated series that began in 2010 and focused on the "sidekicks" to the members of the Justice League who started their own team.
In the second season, "the Team" (they never got an actual name) expanded with more members including some who didn't even start their heroic journeys as sidekicks. The show was fantastic which is why its cancellation came as a shock to all of the fans of the show.
Luckily, after years of campaigning for a new season, it was announced in November of 2016 that Young Justice would get a third season titled "Young Justice: Outsiders". This new season will pick up after the tragic event that ended the shows run in 2013 and show the original team members taking on one last mission before going back into retirement.
There was a trailer at San Diego Comic-Con that gave us some footage of the team taking on a new threat to metahumans. The long wait for these heroes to return will be over when Young Justice: Outsiders becomes available in early 2019.
And the DC Universe originals don't stop there. They have also announced a Doom Patrol show, as well as Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing, and Stargirl. Production for these upcoming shows has not begun but two of the shows have landed directors so far. Doom Patrol will be developed by Jeremy Carver with Berlanti Productions (The producers behind the Arrowverse) and Geoff Johns.
That is a great team to have to make a show so hopefully, it turns out to be a hit. Swamp Thing snagged Aquaman director James Wan so he'll have his second shot to bring a DC character to life. Both shows are expected to premiere sometime in 2019.
Along the original shows on this platform, DC universe is also offering a large assortment of live action and cartoon tv shows and movies like the Dark Knight Trilogy and Batman the Animated Series. Every DC animated movie will be available on the streaming service and almost all DC live action movies.
The current DC Extended Universe films most likely will not be available due to other arrangements for streaming. That could change at some point but when DC Universe launches those movies, such as Justice League and Batman V Superman, will not appear.
But the DC universe has a lot more than just movies and shows. With your subscription, you can read DC comic books whenever and wherever. You can keep up with all of you favorite heroes in their comic book crusades including the entire "Rebirth" collection.
Even with all of that, there's still more. You can shop for all DC comics merchandise like clothes, toys, accessories, and more. And to top it all off you can connect with other fans with a subscription to the platform.
With everything offered by DC Universe, it seems to be worth the subscription price if you're a big fan of all things DC Comics. Yearly subscriptions are currently available to purchase. A yearly subscription is 74.99 and with the pre-order you get an extra 3 months free. A monthly subscription is $7.99 and will be available when DC universe officially launches this fall.