As I related a couple of days ago, Warner Bros. Animation has surged back to life after a lengthy hibernation. New series. New direct-to-video projects. The offices and cubicles at the studio are filled with artists busy at work.
I know that among the new works-in-progress at WBA are a number of super-hero projects (like around seven), but frankly, I pay minimal attention to specific new titles (I'm a union guy; sue me.) But now Comic Continuum reports on a new character being added to the roster:
DC Comics' Jonah Hex -- already featured in a live-action movie starring Josh Brolin next year -- will be the subject of an animated project as well, The Continuum has learned.
Jonah Hex will be featured in a short from Warner Bros. Animation, written by Joe R. Lansdale.
And MTV.com chimes in about old Jonah:
The character of Jonah Hex has appeared in animated projects in the past, including “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League Unlimited” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” This time, however, Hex will ride solo without help from others in the DC Universe, following the lead of the self-contained films released thus far from the WB. Additionally, the “Hex” short will follow the PG-13 mold demonstrated by the other DC Universe animated projects.
I should really pay more attention to what's going on at each and every studio. But some weeks you just get overloaded, you know?