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Steven Universe movie announcement, teaser surprises at SDCC

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Your first glimpse at an even bigger story for the gems

The finale of Steven Universe’s “Heart of the Crystal Gems” arc saw an epic battle, a beautiful wedding, and — and we don’t use this phrase lightly — all the feels. But where would the show go from there?

While fans anticipated a reveal of the legendary White Diamond, what they got was more unexpected: a movie announcement.

Steven Universe: The Movie is coming to Cartoon Network, series creator Rebecca Sugar revealed at her San Diego Comic-Con panel. Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Shelby Rabara, and Deedee Magno Hall joined her for the announcement, but few other details were revealed. What we did get was a teaser, above, that we’ll be scrutinizing for weeks.

The footage shows a heart crystal spinning in a most ominous fashion, showcasing the main trio of gems and Steven. Then there’s a more nefarious presence, hidden in the shadows, begging for Reddit to debate until the release date.

Cartoon Network did not reveal a release date for Steven Universe: The Movie, so be patient, and savor this clip.