DC Universe Online is an MMO being developed by Sony Online's Austin studio. Jim Lee serves as Executive Creative Director, with Ale Garza, Carlos D'Anda, and Scott Iwahashi. EverQuest developers, Chris Cao and Shawn Lord are also involved. Some of the details have been revealed in a recent issue of U.K.’s Edge magazine, and summarized by Eurogamer.

While you won’t be able to play Superman or Wonder Woman, you may fight alongside them — or against them — as you create your own superhero or supervillain. Metropolis and Gotham City will be the two large shared environments.

Jim Lee has said "in the future, it’s possible we could see models, environments and costumes from the game turning up in other DC Comics properties, and there are plans for plot crossovers. We can tie-in future DC tentpole events and translate the stories for the gaming world, and have them occur simultaneously. The possibilities are numerous and very exciting."

DC Universe Online for PC & PlayStation 3 is due for release sometime in 2009. For more info you can click here.