I truly never tire of DC Comics direct-to-DVD animated features. There have been some truly phenomenal adaptations of timeless story arcs (The New Frontier and The Dark Knight Returns really stand out to me), and now they’re back for another, much more recent title. When the New 52 began a few years ago, the flagship book was Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, who regrew the team from the ground up, showing us the new first meetings of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and Shazam. They don’t always get along. The new film Justice League: War, which will be released in March of 2014, animates this meeting of the superpowers (and the guy in a bat suit) as they are forced to team up to fight the worst worstie of them all, Darkseid.
As always, DC populates their films with a stellar cast, including Alan Tudyk, Jason O’Mara, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Astin, Shemar Moore, and Justin Kirk. The venerable voice actor Steve Blum will provide the voice of Darkseid, and the former voice of Superman, George Newbern, will voice Wonder Woman’s ally Steve Trevor. That’s nuts, man! That’d be like if Kevin Conroy voiced Perry White or something.
You can catch all the excitement and superheroism when Justice League: War drops on March 18th, 2014.