Monday, September 26, 2011

Dream Team Cast for JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM

Fans of Cartoon Network's 2001-2006 Justice League animated series should be looking forward to the upcoming Justice League: Doom DVD/Blu-Ray movie from Warner Home Video in early 2012.  According to TV Guide, many of the actors from Justice League/Justice League Unlimited will be reprising their roles, including Kevin Conroy as Batman, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Michael Rosenbaum as The Flash, and Carl Lumbly as The Martian Manhunter.  In addition, Superman: The Animated Series star Tim Daly returns as Superman and Nathan Fillion reprises the role of Green Lantern Hal Jordan that he last played in the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD.  Instead of Hawkgirl, though, actor Bumper Robinson will be voicing Cyborg, making his first appearance in a Justice League animated project since the 1985-1986 series The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.

Justice League: Doom is based on the "Tower of Babel" storyline by Mark Waid and Howard Porter featured in JLA #43-46 in 2000.  In the comics, this story deals with Batman's apparent betrayal to the League with the revelation that he kept records concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the team, including plans to on how to incapacitate them in a fight.  The files are stolen by his longtime enemy Ra's al Ghul, who uses them to defeat the Justice League through an orchestrated assault in order to prevent them from interfering with one of his operations.

Longtime DC Universe animated Executive Producer Bruce Timm is helming the project once again and Lauren Montgomery returns as director.  Justice League: Doom will also feature the final DCU animated script from writer Dwayne McDuffie, who passed away earlier this year.

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