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Next Year’s Straight-To-Blu JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie To Reunite Conroy, Lumbly, Rosenbaum & Eisenberg!! Plus Tim Daly As Clark Kent And Nathan Fillion As Hal Jordan!! Hot Damn!!

Published at: Sept. 27, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

 

I am – Hercules!!

“Justice League: Doom” is a 2012 adaptation of Mark Waid’s “JLA: Tower Of Babel” graphic novel , in which a legion of doom gets hold of Batman’s “contingency plans” for neutralizing superheroes who might stray to the dark side.

Voice talent returning from the “Justice League” TV series:

Batman: Kevin Conroy
Flash: Michael Rosenbaum
Martian Manhunter: Carl Lumbly
Wonder Woman: Susan Eisenberg
Jimmy Olsen: David Kaufman
Vandal Savage: Phil Morris
Star Sapphire: Olivia D’Abo
Mirror Master: Alexis Denisof

Plus! Tim Daly, who played Superman in the 1996-2000 animated series but did NOT participate in the 2001-2006 “Justice League” series, is back as Clark Kent!

Plus! Green Lantern Hal Jordan, who was NOT a character in the 2001-2006 “Justice League,” joins  via the voice of Nathan Fillion, who played Jordan in this year’s “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights”!

Look! Press release!

Primetime Television Stars Nathan Fillion & Tim Daly join heroic cast of Justice League: Doom

Warner Home Video to distribute DC Universe Animated Original Movie in early 2012; Eight Justice League TV series alums featured in voice cast

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly, the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join an exciting group of actors reprising their famed cartoon roles in Justice League: Doom, an all-new entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies due in early 2012 from Warner Home Video.

Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”

Fillion, the star of ABC’s hit TV drama Castle, made his debut as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in the recent Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Fillion made his initial DCU bow as the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman.

Currently headlining the cast of ABC’s popular Private Practice, Daly originated the title character’s voice in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He has reprised the role in two DCU films: the 2009 extravaganza Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the 2010 thriller Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

In addition to current primetime stars Fillion and Daly, the cast is a grand reunion of the original group of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, Justice League Unlimited. Reprising their roles are Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Breaking In) as Flash, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly (Alias) as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson (A Different World, Transformers: Animated) joins the cast as Cyborg.

The Justice League faces two sets of villainous teams in the film – The Royal Flush Gang and a sextet of notable evildoers. The latter group includes three voice acting alumni of the Justice League animated series: Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Also opposing our heroes are Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah.

David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths). Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One, SpongeBob SquarePants).

Warner Home Video will premiere the Justice League: Doom trailer during its presentation at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the IGN Theater. Also premiering during that session will be the Catwoman animated short that is attached to Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated Movie (streeting October 18).

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  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    What is it going to take

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    To get a decent live action JLA made?!?

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Why wasn't Eisenberg mentioned?

    by MattDomville

    She's the definitive Wonder Woman, as far as I'm concerned.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Huzzah!

    by Iowa Snot Client

    Dead Flash makes me sad.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Or maybe I'm blind.

    by MattDomville

    That's probably the reason.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Eisenberg

    by Hercules

    is mentioned at least three times, including the headline.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Two firsts in one day...

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    I'm not sure how pathetic that is. Probably a lot. I wish Brian Cox would let me out of this box... Go Seuss!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Justice League Assemble!

    by rpalompo

    Though Marvel Animation is catching up fast, the DC Animated Universe is the gold standard. Could we ever get a big screen showing of one of these DTDVD movies? I think the last one I saw was "Mask of The Phantasm". These make solid movies and would be well worth the $10 to see. Way better than MOST of the movies in theatres now.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Nice.....

    by LLcruize2

    This should be a good DCU release. I have enjoyed most all of the DCU's thus far. Good to see them pull together the best/fan favorite voice talent for the characters.

  • ...as has been everyone since. They started to get the right idea with the Nu52 JLA (feature the top guns), but unfortunately ruined it with "hey' lets take 12 issues to get everyone together". Sadly lacking, yet again. As will be this DTB-R movie.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    The only kick in the balls is The Royal Flush Gang...

    by Jobacca

    I HATE THE ROYAL FLUSH GANG!!!! STUPID PLAYING CARD THEMED DOUCHEBAGS......

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    As much as I love Tim Daly...

    by ray a

    Doesn't it make more sense to get Brian Cox to voice Superman? After all he was the voice of Superman in the short lived but critical acclaimed animated '80s series based on the Donner/Reeve live action movie.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Well, this is encouraging

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    They're finally adapting SOLID comic book stories, instead of Superman/Batman stuff. Or Doomsday stuff. Or Red Hood stuff. Compared to those comics, Tower of Babel is like solid gold. You'd think DC would adapt their BEST comic stories first, instead of the lousy ones.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Imagine - Alex Ross CGI or cartoon movie...

    by BojTrek

    I would love to see a JLA movie based on Alex Ross drawings/paintings either in CGI or cartoon version... but high-quality not some of these quick to video quality products. Anyone know if Alex Ross has ever been approached for a movie? Besides the opening montage in Spiderman live-action movie.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I hope they get

    by Juggernaut125

    Clancy Brown back as Lex. He's really the only way to go when it comes to the bald headed billionaire bad boy.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Why wasn't Cox mentioned???

    by Brian

    You know he's in this!!!! . . . . . ...coxxed!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    maelstrom_zero

    by Jarados

    Um, excuse me? Seriously, sir? "Under the Red Hood" was probably the best DC Animated feature since "Mask of the Phantasm."

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Under the Red Hood...

    by Jarados

    ...handled Jason Todd better than the comics did!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Under the Red Hood....

    by Jobacca

    Was shit. I have NO idea why that movie gets so much love. I watched it once,hated it,and then actually went back and watched it again because so many Bat-fans were calling it TEH BEST ANIMATED BATMAN EVER!!!!! I can only assume that those people have never seen Batman The Animated Series. Or Mask if the Phantasm. Or Batman Beyond. Hell-I'd take Batman and the Super-Lame adventures of Wendy and Marvin and WonderDog before I'd sit through Red Hood again. Typical Judd Winick dreck.......

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Under the Red Hood was very good

    by Mattman

    Though not superior to Mask of the Phantasm or The Dark Knight.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    No Plastic Man, no Aquaman, no Rayner, no Ra's al´Ghul :(

    by hank henshaw

    Okay, I guess. On the other hand it means the movie will be different enough from the comics, so it will have a few surprises.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Superman looks femme in that screen grab

    by alienindisguise

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Batman: Under The Red Hood was a Judd Winick story

    by Anthrax

    Of course it was awful. Dude is the Uwe Boll of comics.

  • All his heroines look like men in drag. All his heroes look older than they should, which was perfect for Kingdom Come or Eath X.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    "Streeting"

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Good. Another marketing buzz verb.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    jobacca - I'm with you on that one.

    by Levon Swift

    That movie sucks. I would rather watch any of the other DCAU movies again than that one.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Superman looks like bi-sexually annoying

    by Dharma4

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Flash looks like a Monarch henchman

    by David Bolton

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Can't we get a new JLU movie in the same continuity as the animated series?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I miss the HELL out of the Dini/Timm superhero shows, and I have yet to watch any of these recent DC animated movies out of sheer loyalty.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    No Ra's al Ghul?!?!?

    by darth_ghidorah85

    I'm out! He is the proper villain for that movie, fuck the royal flush gang!!!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    @nasty Some of them have been enjoyable, not

    by Dennis_Moore

    as great as BTAS/Superman Adventures/Batman Beyond/JL/JLU, of course, but...Timm is still the producer. The recent Superman/Batman: Apocalypse I would recommend to you. Looking forward to the upcoming Catwoman DTV.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Kingdom Come

    by EastcoastAvenger

    A two film Lord of the Rings size live action Kingdom Come movie would be a dream come true. Yeah, it has every friggin hero and villain in the DC universe in it... It also has a crazy amazing story! "But everyone wont know who all the characters are"... So what! Most of America didn't know what the hell a Uruk-hai was until Peter Jackson showed us. If the Brothers Warner would have the gumption to produce it, and if we had a director with the vision to pull it together, they would have an instant classic on their hands. Hey, just sayin'.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    The lineup of villains seems kinda lame.

    by Royston Lodge

    Will there be any other villains, not mentioned in the press release?

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    re: jarados

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    Under the Red Hood comic was awful. Which was pretty much my point, since DC insists on adapting mediocre comic material. I will agree that Under the Red Hood animated feature was. . .good. . .? I'd have to watch it a second time. I was kind of conflicted on it actually. The ending with Jason Todd trying to get Batman to kill Joker was pretty moving, I'll admit. But Jensen Ackles' voice was kind of grating. And the resolution of the Jason/Joker/Batman standoff was a bit silly as well. I mean, it's definitely up there compared to the awfulness that was Superman/Batman. But it's not exactly Mask of the Phantasm (but what is, really?)

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    a high quality full on CGI JLA movie would be awesome

    by Chain

    if you've seen the DC universe online trailer then you know what I'm talking about. This would make a cool movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lGTfK4PmPw

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I second eastcoastavenger's motion

    by Hercules

    Live-action Kingdom Come would kick some ass. Does Warner Bros. have to balls to go that dark with its biggest franchises?

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I'd also love to see Alan Moore's Miracleman

    by Hercules

    KIMOTA!!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Jason Todd shoulda stayed dead.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    re: maelstrom

    by Jarados

    Hmmm...well, I have not read the comic, so I can't comment on it, but I'll take your word on it. I don't know, dude. You have some very insightful comments, and I respect your opinion, but I think I have to disagree with you. Jensen Ackles' voice - okay, fair enough. I disagree and thought he was fine, but I hear what you're saying. You have to admit, though, it was at least an improvement over the "Death in the Family" comic re: Jason Todd. I mean, in the comics, Joker became like a foreign dignitary and all this ridiculous crap, and at least DC Animation had the good sense to cut all that nonsense out. Man, it has been a long time since I have seen Superman / Batman. Probably at least since 7th or 8th Grade. I remember sort of enjoying it...but I have a feeling you're probably right about it being not that good. What was the plot anyway?

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Under The Red .... IT SUCKED ANUS

    by Autodidact

    I can't even finish typing the title!

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Finally more Justice League!

    by slayme

    can't wait to see such a huge portion of the original cast back together - i really enjoyed JLA - Tower of Babel trade - our local library has it - good stuff.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    All Star Superman was just awufl

    by brobdingnag

    I'll see this free online.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    So tired of this animation style from WB.

    by Triple_J_72

    Can't they do a different style of animation than "Young Justice" in these DTV movies?

  • Not exactly like the comic, but maybe end it with him Joining.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    its not a graphic novel

    by sunwukong86

    Seriously stop using the term wrong

  • If only so Nathan Fillion can talk to himself with a yodeling nasal twang.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    autodidact

    by Jarados

    Really? It...LITERALLY...sucked...anus? Huh.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Huh...

    by Thalya

    Hal Jordan and Star Sapphire together in the same movie, with Tower of Babel as a basis. Ooh, this could be quite good.. And to those complaining, don't you know the Royal Flush Gang always serves as the opening set of villains to establish the heroes and are always over and done with in the first half of the first act? Another note, Denisof is reprising his Mirror Master role from the JLU ep Flash and Substance. Highly recommended YouTube viewing.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST

    No Flaming C = no buy!

    by DrPain

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    What I'd really love to see is a LOBO animated flick.

    by fustfick

    Seems like a better idea than whatever live-action bastich-ization Joel Silver tries to dust off every few years.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    About time something came of Batman's paranoia

    by Cash907

    Dude doesn't trust anyone, and always lectures others about how their gifts could easily be turned against the very people they claim to protect. I'm thrilled to see the tables turned on his sanctimonious self righteous butt, and I hope he gets the most shit from Superman and Martian Manhunter, considering the way he's treated both in the last few animated movies.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Who plays Victor von Doom?

    by Julius Dithers

    Forget a live action Kingdom Come or JLA. Be thankful you got Watchmen. The only way KC or JLA becomes an economic reality at Warner Bros is if DiCaprio, Depp AND Downey star in it. Let it go.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    DC animated movies are great

    by CuervoJones

    DC non-animated movies... well...

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 5:37 a.m. CST

    What?!? No love for Brian Cox?!?

    by groorgman

    He plays angry man #5. Quite possibly his finest performance to date.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST

    And Dwayne McDuffie Goes Unsung...AGAIN.

    by ShadowVoyd

    Seriously, the most important thing to mention about this film in any article (and seems to be remiss each time I've seen it) is that Doom will some of the last work we'll ever see from Dwayne McDuffie, who adapted this from Waid's Babel (which is awesome material to mine). The kind of work he put out, particularly in making Justice League (especially Unlimited) as standout an animated series on a character per character level will hopefully make this one something special. <P> The cast is a powerhouse, but the quality of design presented here in the stills, for McDuffie's animated JLA send-off and this kind of cast, worries me to say the least. It looks like the Crisis on Two Worlds designs when translated to a TV budget as seen on Young Justice. This, for a direct to DVD feature with the level of talent involved, is not a good thing. <P> Hopefully the finished produced is a stronger offering as a whole. In terms of one of posterity, I'm not wowed by what I see so far.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Bat jerk

    by Hedgehog000

    I'm mixed on this because it kicked off the Batjerk era (or maybe more jerky), in which Batman paranoid self righteousness makes him more of a menace than a hero. On the other hand, I've enjoyed all the JL animated series.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    How about an ORIGINAL animated movie

    by Snookeroo

    instead of just animating an old story we've all already read?

  • Probably like the old Next Gen Star Trek cast making out that they're not sure if they're returning for each new film - holding out for bigger Green.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Conroy, retiring from Batman voice - not likely

    by impossibledreamers

    2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) (post-production) Batman (voice) 2011 DC Universe Online (Video Game) Batman (voice) 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (video) Batman (voice) 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV series) Batman of Zur-En-Arrh / Phantom Stranger – Chill of the Night! (2010) … Phantom Stranger (voice) – The Super-Batman of Planet X! (2010) … Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (voice) 2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (video) Batman (voice) / Bruce Wayne (voice) 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Video Game) Batman (voice) / Bruce Wayne (voice) / Thomas Wayne (voice) 2008 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV series) Bellacus / Warrior #2 – X Equals Ben Plus 2 (2008) … Bellacus (voice) / Warrior #2 (voice) 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight (video) Batman (voice) / Bruce Wayne (voice) 2006 The Batman (TV series) John Grayson – A Matter of Family (2006) … John Grayson (voice) 2001-2006 Justice League (TV series) Batman / Bruce Wayne / Lord Batman / … – Destroyer (2006) … Bruce Wayne (voice) / Batman (voice) – Dead Reckoning (2006) … Bruce Wayne (voice) / Batman (voice) – Flash and Substance (2006) … Bruce Wayne (voice) / Batman (voice) – Shadow of the Hawk (2005) … Bruce Wayne (voice) / Batman (voice) – Epilogue (2005) … Bruce Wayne (voice) / Batman (voice) / Sky Patrol Officer (voice) See all 55 episodes »

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    How is this based on Tower of Babel?

    by sunwukong86

    Ra's Al Ghul isnt in it

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    videogames

    by Mike

    just use videogame graphics. how hard is that to do?

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Really enjoyed most of the DC animated movies

    by TheNothing

    Loved Apocalypse, Red Hood, Crisis on Two Earths, Phantasm. Meh for Doomsday and All-Star Superman. All-Star left out the single best scene in that entire comic run, and it would've taken about three minutes to cover it. Ridiculous.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Did Green Lantern Kill Justice League Movie?

    by sott68

    I would rather see a JL movie than stand alones... anyone know?

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    They got the band back together!

    by MGTHEDJ

    I'm in!----later-----m

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    Crisis on Infinite Earths as a multivolume movie series

    by Voice O. Reason

    Think about it.

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Kingdom Come miniseries...?

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Wouldn't Kingdom Come work nicely as a miniseries, ala Game of Thrones? And how come no one does an animated miniseries? '52' comes to mind immediately. Or Marvel's 'Secret Invasion'. Just Sayin'