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DC's Kingdom Come is getting the documentary movie treatment, with Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane and more involved

An older Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman is getting the documentary treatment

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Image credit: Alex Ross (DC)

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Kingdom Come is coming, again.

A documentary about the iconic DC miniseries Kingdom Come from Alex Ross and Mark Waid has been announced ahead of Comic-Con International: San Diego. The title of it is The Legend of Kingdom Come, as teased by Ross himself on social media.

Originally published in 1996, the four-issue series Kingdom Come fast-forwards in DC time to older versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman (as well as the other DCU heroes). They grapple with age, changing times, and the rise of a new generation of heroes - some of which are at the least more reckless and violent than DC's original heroes, and some are basically straight-up villains. Originally envisioned as a DC equivalent to Ross' 1994 Marvel series Marvels, under his and writer Mark Waid's watch it became a seminal comic in the DC Universe and a thesis on superheroes in changing times.

While not considered in-continuity at the time, it has worked its way into canon several times in comics. An animated version of Kingdom Come was in talks in the early 2020s, but the project was said to be canceled following the hiring of new DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran. That being said, the Superman emblem in DC Studios' upcoming live-action Superman film is eerily similiar to Ross' rendition of the Superman logo, minus the dark color scheme.

The Legend of Kingdom Come film will launch on Kickstarter in fall of 2024. The film is directed by Remsy Atassi and produced by Sal Abbinanti, and will chronicle Mark Waid and Alex Ross's creative process while working on the series. It will also include more than thirty interviews from industry giants such as Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), and Paul Dini (Batman), about how comic book storytelling has evolved in the wake of Kingdom Come.

Fans interested in updates on the project can sign up for alerts on the film's pre-launch page, now live on Kickstarter. The film's crowdfunding campaign is set to begin later this year, and will feature different pledge tiers. Additional information can also be found at the film's website, legendofkingdomcome.com.


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