DC’s 2019 animated film slate has already given us Reign of the Supermen, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, and Batman: Hush. However, Hush is particularly noteworthy because it included the first DC Showcase animated short in almost a decade. This fall, the upcoming Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will continue the resurrection of this long-dormant anthology series. Via ComicBookMovie.com, Bloodlines includes a short that centers on Death from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. Jamie Chung will provide Death’s voice.
Chung is no stranger to comic book roles. She is perhaps best known for starring as Clarice Fong, a.k.a. Blink, on Fox’s The Gifted. She also voiced GoGo in Big Hero 6 and went on to reprise this role in both Kingdom Hearts III and Disney XD’s Big Hero 6: The Series. Additionally, Chung has had recurring roles on Gotham and Once Upon a Time.
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Death first appeared in The Sandman vol. 2, #8 in 1989. As her name implies, Gaiman and artist Mike Dringenberg introduced her as the physical embodiment of life’s end. She ushered people into the afterlife once they passed away and was also present for their births. The character is marked by her gothic disposition: pale skin, black hair, black clothes, and eye of Horus tattoo.
DC Showcase: Death also follows the Sgt. Rock animated short included on Batman: Hush. It was the first DC Showcase short since a Catwoman vignette was included with Batman: Year One in 2011. Sam Liu is directing the Death short from a script by J.M. DeMatteis. Westworld’s Leonard Nam co-stars in the short as Vincent, an artist with “unresolved inner demons” who crosses paths with the title character.
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Recommended Reading: Death: The Deluxe Edition