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Learn Who Plays Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris In JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER!!

Published at: Feb. 24, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!! David Boreanaz (“Angel,” “Bones”) and Brooke Shields (“Suddenly Susan”) will lend their voices to Green Lantern Hal Jordan and aviation heiress Carol Ferris in the animated direct-to-DVD movie “Justice League: The New Frontier,” according to comiccontinuum.com.

It’s based on the spectacular comic-book series by Darwyn Cooke Read more of this here.





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  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Lord Jesus why?

    by George Newman

    why this?

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    wait, this aint so bad

    by George Newman

    i skimmed it so quick i thought it was casting news for that live-action pilot

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    So far so good

    by Boondock Devil

    I like that casting just as long as Kevin Conroy does Batman everything should be kosher.

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I'm happy as long as there is more Justice League

    by torontoxic

    Now get The Batman off the air (today's Harley Quinn episode even sucked) and we'll be good.

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Good.

    by therobcat

    Not so sure about Shields, but I'd pay to see Boreanaz as Jordan any day. I think he'd be pretty cool as Hal in a live action capacity if the JLA movie ever comes together.

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    For Christ's sake, please stop with the Amazon whoring

    by Roll Fizzlebeef

    The DVD covers and price lists are annoying enough - but if I haven't read the DC series in question (and I haven't), a link to a Wikipedia article or a description at DC's website would be a lot more informative than one to Amazon embedded with code to get you free stuff and/or cash, Herc. At least pretend this is a news site for two seconds?

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Why not use the voices we know & love

    by kdoc13

    From the Justice League TV cartoon? Adam Baldwin isn't doing much these days, and sounded right for the role. I don't just say that because I still pride myself as a browncoat, but because it would be continuity which would be nice in the DC universe.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Cool! They're both good actors.

    by tjrmusic

    I've been looking forward to this release since it was first announced. Ditto to Kevin Conroy as Batman.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    buy the absolute hard cover if you haven't yet

    by waggy

    it's pricey, but it's also the most beautiful comic i've ever laid eyes on.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Who's gonna voice me?

    by Green Arrow

    .

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    is bruce timm doing this???

    by SonicReducer

    anyone know?

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Why mess with a good thing?

    by veritasses

    The original JLU cast were pretty darn good... not to mention "celebs" will likely demand a higher salary and raise the budget. Oh well. At least there's more Justice League. Hopefully it's a good story with a solid script.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Oh Good God, Who Cares?

    by Professor Krapp

    It's a cartoon. The voices could be anybody. Who cares if celebrities do cartoon voices?

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    JLU was fantastic

    by Thoreau

    It really was... the characterization and voice work of Batman, Lantern, Hawkgirl, they were amazing, why oh why not just keeping making those instead of this "David Boreanz" as lantern nonsense...

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    What is it about?

    by Judge Briggs

    Someone give me an idea about the story? JLU is way great, great in every way. Bring on more!

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    "Stunt voice casting"

    by Cinexploits

    is a great way to build the audience for these D2DVD movies. Imagine all of the "Angel" and "Bones" fans who will pick up the disc (if only on a whim). It also builds the profile of the show as a whole.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Get's better and better

    by teethgnasher

    The story is fantastic. It ranks up there with Kingdom Come.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Highly recommend the Absolute edition

    by teethgnasher

    Every ten years a great story comes out of the comic-book muck. This story ranks up there with Watchmen, Dark Knight Returns, and Kingdom Come.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Judge Briggs

    by Boondock Devil

    In very simple terms it's about the transition to the Silver Age from the Golden Age and the rise of super-heroes in the DC Universe. Most of it is from Hal Jordan's POV but you get to see snippets from other characters like Batman (with the Bob Kane purple gloves). And yes, it is an absolutely great read if you ever get the chance.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Bruce Timm is...

    by drucifer4490

    definitely doing this. I know that he's set to produce all of the direct-to-DVD DC animated films, and I think he's also directing at least one of them (and I think that one is Superman: Doomsday, which is not an adaptation of the Death of Superman storyline but a sequel to it, apparently). I'm really looking forward to the presentation at Wonder-Con... less than a week away.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Hope Marvel takes some notes

    by Boondock Devil

    Hire Bruce Timm! I'd give my three nuts for some decent Marvel animated properties. Imagine how great a Fantastic Four series would be with Timm behind the scenes (it'd take away the horrible taste of the new series on Cartoon Network). Or even better, an old school Avengers series covering stories like the whole Kree/Skrull war. Sadly this won't happen and we'll be stuck with dvd's like Ultimate Avengers and Iron Man.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    This isn't a JLU movie.

    by Voice O. Reason

    "New Frontier" was an Elseworlds-style story set in the late 1950s.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Am I missing something?

    by vee8

    Pardon my ignorance, but I thought the Green Lantern was black?

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern

    by Boondock Devil

    Vee8 there have been a few different Green Lanterns. Hal Jordan is probably the most recognizable one (atleast to comic book fans). John Stewert was a replacement Green Lantern for Hal.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Also hoping for a PG-13 rating

    by Boondock Devil

    Or at the very least something close to that rating considering that there are some pretty horrific war scenes in the graphic novel. It'd be interesting to see how far they go with it.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern's heritage

    by davywankenobi

    Back in the day, Green Lantern was white guy Hal Jordon, pretty much considered "the best Green Lantern ever" in comic continuity. Several others were trained to take his place in emergency, including Guy Gardner and (the GL you're familiar with) John Stewart. Kyle Raynor is the most recent addition to the mix. All have had great stories, and to be more diverse, John Stewart is usually picked as the Green Lantern for things like the JLU. All are worthy Green Lanterns, but Hal was first, and also the character used in "New Frontier" which is a reimagining of the origins of the DC universe. PS Yes, I know Alan Scott was the real first Green Lantern, but he was part of the Green Lantern Corp, nor did his powers work the same.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    uh...NOT part of the Green Lantern Corps.

    by davywankenobi

    Two errors in one sentance. Woe is me.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, noon CST

    Style of animation.

    by wowsah156

    From what is being suggested the animation style will be different to reflect 50's type atmosphere from the comic book. This is set in the 50's is it not? Nothing to do with the JLU universe, so it makes sense to use different voices. Dont know if thats a good thing though. WB have shown a lack of judgement and taste by not allowing JLU to continue.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The links to amazon

    by Jor-El23

    get AICN money which helps them to maintain this website and also cuts down on crazy pop-up ads and other obtrusive ads featured on some websites. It's not a bad thing. If you don't know how to go to wikipedia yourself and look up New Frontier then you aren't a functional human being.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    i don't give a shit who plays who

    by Charlie Murphy

    as long as the movie isn't an butt-fuck version of the comic. i'm very much looking forward to it, as well as death of superman and the marv wolfman teen titans flick.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy!

    by davywankenobi

    I agree. After the two turds called "Ultimate Avengers," I'm anxious to see some quality animation and storyline. If Marvel is merely going to bastardize what were originally great stories, they can just abandon their aniamtion plans, I say. More quality cartoons like JLU is what we need.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    DaveyWank...

    by DeeJay

    ... just a minor correction. The Alan Scott Green Lantern was the first (by nearly 20 years). Hal Jordan came second (assuming no Alan Scott storylines included "other" Lanterns). The Jordan character possessed the most continuity, and was brought "back to life" fairly recently. My opinion is that both the Wally West Flash and John Stewart Green Lantern have received the best treatments in the past decade, and would be preferred for the upcoming live action film. Jordan's character is, of course, central to "New Frontier," so the voice casting for his character is important (though not a make-or-break deal).

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I think Boreanaz would actually be better

    by superninja

    for Spock, Yack. He is funny and he can play brooding. Plus, he's 6'1, the same height as Nimoy.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Kip, gotta say, you are right about the story.

    by superninja

    That turned me off to the series.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    DeeJay Bukkake fest...

    by davywankenobi

    If you would have read my whole post, I said that Alan Scott was the first GL. Turd.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Raphman

    Why can't they ever use REAL voice actors. Dammit.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Comic-Con

    by paburrows

    Bruce Timm said at Comic-Con that he was not doing New Frontier, but was doing the Superman Doomsday movie.

  • Feb. 25, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    They could go the Justice League Heroes way

    by UMAGA

    I don't think that had anyone from the animated shows. How you can't have Kevin Conroy or even Christian Bale as Batman is beyond me.

  • Feb. 26, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Has there been a "period piece" comic book movie yet?

    by Abin Sur

    I know a lot of the geeks here have been musing about wanting to see some of our heroes in Golden Age settings...I think a JSA film set during WWII would be awesome beyond belief. But have we seen any indication that this concept would bring people to the theaters? And I'm actually asking that as a straight-forward question too, because I cannot think of any DC or Marvel movies that have set a character in the Golden or Silver age (unless they were actually FILMED then). My concern is that if you did that with a comic book hero you could end up with a flop ala SKY CAPTAIN - a highly stylized movie set as a period piece that does not catch on with movie goers (of course, SKY CAPTAIN had other faults, like Gwyneth Paltrow).

  • Feb. 26, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Rocketeer

    by Boondock Devil

    That movie was set around just WW2 I believe.

  • Feb. 26, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Boondock...

    by Abin Sur

    Forgot about Rocketeer...and I guess if you count TV shows the first part of the Wonder Woman series was set in WWII. Speaking of Rocketeer, wouldn't Jennifer Connelly make a great WW, if she put a few pounds back on? What a knockout she was in the Rocketeer!

  • Feb. 26, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Davywank... Get a Grip

    by DeeJay

    Your post actually states that both Hal Jordan and Alan Scott were the "first" (and were someone to be nitpicky, they could take issue with the type in your post). Still, note that the very beginning of my post was the very innocuous phrase "minor correction." From this, you feel justified in continuing with your fecafilia (turd this, turd that, turd turd TURD!)? :-) Oh, brother... please get a grip, and don't regress this to another AICN flame war, okay? That said, I think that your post brings up a larger issue as to the concept of the "most popular" version of characters that have had multiple incarnations over a number of decades. I wonder if one could truly compare a golden age character to a silver age version? The business models (and, therefore, sales expectations) would be different, as well as the target audiences and acceptable character designs. With the GL character, the first was pre Dr. Wertham, and the other post-Wertham... which could be problematic in and of itself...

  • Feb. 26, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Why I'm Not Nitpicky...

    by DeeJay

    ... because I wrote "type" instead of "typo."