There used to be a stigma attached to “direct-to-video” entertainment because for a long time it just wasn’t any good. But for the better part of the last decade, Warner Bros and DC Animation have been giving us plenty of amazing quality adventure stories based on various different DC Comics titles and characters. They’re all pretty fantastic. After the success of The LEGO Movie a couple of years ago, LEGO DC movies have been coming out as well and they’re the comedic equivalent of all those great Bruce Timm shorts. In other words, they rock.
We now have the exclusive announcement and trailer for the latest LEGO/DC Comics team up, entitled LEGO DC Comics Superheroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash, the mouthiest of mouthfuls. In it, the brick-battling Justice League — Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg — must fend off that no-good robotic alien menace, Brainiac, before he bags Earth as the next addition to his shrunken menagerie. But Brainiac has a secret weapon, and hurls members of the League to different points in time, meaning Batman, Flash, and Cyborg have to assemble the Cosmic Treadmill to get them back. Characters like Supergirl, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Vandal Savage and Captain fear also make appearances. It’s going to be a heck of a team up.
The cast includes some amazing voice talent including Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), Khary Payton (Cyborg), James Arnold Taylor (The Flash), Phil LaMarr (Brainiac), Jessica DiCicco (Supergirl), Kari Walhgren (Saturn Girl), Yuri Lowenthal (Cosmic Boy), Andy Milder (Lightning Lad), Phil Morris (Vandal Savage), and Jason Spisak (Captain Fear).
DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and on Digital HD via UltraViolent on March 1, 2016, and it will be available on Digital HD only on February 9. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO figurine, while supplies last. And my goodness, you will hope supplies last.
What do you think of the trailer? Will you join the League and build your way to defeating Brainiac? Let us know in the comments below!
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