Crisis on DC’s Animated DC Movie Slate

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The gents of Robot 6 noticed something wacky on the box art from the upcoming Batman/Superman: Public Enemies DVD — namely, that the next direct-to-DVD animated movie coming from DC will be titled Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. The hell?

I want to think this is an animated version of Crisis on Infinite Earths, which would be significantly more awesome than Final Crisis or Infinite Crisis or Identity Crisis. But if it is, it’s been pared down to the point where someone at DC felt it was better to call it Crisis on Two Earths. My gut is telling me that it’s an adaptation of Final Crisis, and the two Earths are referring to Earth-1 and the Earth-2 that the older Superman and Alex Luthor come from. But maybe it’s something entirely different, which necessitates a brand new name.

In which case, why won’t DC (and Marvel, for that matter) just stick to animating their most popular storyarcs instead of creating all this new bullshit? Sure, they do it maybe half the time, and I do think that recent Green Lantern: First Flight movie was pretty good, but who would rather watch that as opposed to an animated adaptation of the Sinestro War? And Marvel, who the fuck wants to watch those horrible Next Avengers rugrats when you already had an acclaimed team of young Avengers called Young Avengers just begging for animation? I’m baffled, frankly. Your theories are welcome in the comments.