With the release of “Batman: Gotham By Gaslight” next weekend on Digital HD, the project marks one of the first animated adaptations of a “Batman” ‘Elseworlds’ title. Should it be a success, animation legend Bruce Timm already has another one in mind.
Speaking with Comicbook.com at a Q&A during Gaslight’s premiere, Timm says that the story he’d most like to tackle next is “Superman: Red Son”. That iconic work by Mark Millar is set in a world where young Kal-El’s landed the Soviet Union rather than Kansas and lead to the Kryptonian becoming the hero of the USSR instead of a champion of ‘truth, justice, and the American way’.
The immediate next DC animated feature is “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay” which hits in the Spring, the anime-inspired “Batman Ninja,” and the two-film Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen features hitting late 2018/early 2019.