After ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’, Warner Brothers decided that its animated movies needed to reflect its current spate of comic books. In other words, The New 52. The next movie in the company’s line of direct to DVD movies will be ‘Justice League: War’ based on the first storyline of the current ‘Justice League’ comic, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jim Lee, which showcased the linchpin team gathering to confront Darkseid, who has been set up at the major villain of the DC Universe. Though some artwork has been released, the first official trailer has now arrived.
Check it out below:
Well, I’m glad (and by that I mean “not glad at all”) to see dubstep has found its way into animation. Oh is my old age showing? Sorry. (Whipper snappers!)
But as you can see, this movie will also include the origin of Cyborg who in the New 52 was a founding member of the Justice League and will also feature Shazam! a character who has seen his origin detailed in a backup feature in the ‘Justice League’ comic, but as of yet hasn’t been made an official member. On the other hand, Aquaman, one of the founders from the comics, is omitted. (Rumor has it, he will be front and center in an upcoming movie, which based on this release, will probably follow the ‘Throne of Atlantis’ storyline, which came shortly after the launch of the new series.)
Here is the official plot synopsis:
In a universe where Super Heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the Justice League!
Uh… but Aquaman doesn’t appear to be in it. Shazam is!
At any rate, ‘Justice League: War’ is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) and features the voices of Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars) as Batman, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Superman, Michelle Monaghan (Source Code) as Wonder Woman, Justin Kirk (Weeds) as Green Lantern, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as The Flash, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) as Shazam, Steve Blum (Young Justice) as Darkseid, Bruce Thomas (Birds of Prey) as Desaad, and Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone.
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