The appearance of Superman in 1938 was a historical milestone not only for DC, but for the world of comics because with this character the figure of the superhero emerged and since then bulleted stories they began to be filled with men and women with surprising abilities and unique backgrounds. Warner wants to tell that story in a documentary series that has been working in conjunction with the publishing house.
Three experts behind the three episodes
According to the magazine Deadline, Warner is preparing a three episode docuseries having as directors Leslie Iwerks (The Pixar Story, League of Legends Origins, Selling Lies) and Mark Catalena and as executive producer Greg Berlanti (Titans, Superman & Lois, Green Lantern, Freeguy).
Leslie iwerks has been involved in many documentaries on popular culture topics, while Catalena is a good choice, as he was the editor of The Imagineering Story, the six-episode documentary that talks about the history of the Disney house.
For its part, Greg Berlanti, In addition to being a director and producer, he was a scriptwriter for DC Comics projects such as Doom Patrol, The Flash, Black Lightning, Supergirl and will soon be the Green Lantern series.
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Eighty years of icons
Jim Lee, editor and chief creative officer of DC Comics, expressed about this production: “DC has a rich legacy of more than 80 years of iconic narrative: from the introduction of Superman defining the superhero genre in 1938 to the amazing movies, TV series, cartoons, games and comics that have been synonymous with superheroism for many generations since that time. We are very excited to make this history and join the fans on this amazing journey. “
This docuseries on the history of DC Comics does not yet have a confirmed release date, but compared to series, documentaries tend to reach streaming faster than these.