‘Justice League Action’ Brings Bite-sized Heroics to the Cartoon Network
DC's Trinity will return to television in an all-new animated series on the Cartoon Network for the first time since Justice League Unlimited went off the air in 2006. While Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have made some animated appearances elsewhere, Justice League Action will reunite the three biggest heroes at DC Comics to star in their first weekly adventures in seven years.
What's more, Kevin Conroy is coming back to the role that made him one of the biggest stars in DC and Warner Bros. film and television, Batman. Though he's frequently reprised the role over in the home video and video game realms, Conroy hasn't dabbled with the voice of Batman on a recurring series since JLU ended. The actors for Superman and Wonder Woman haven't been revealed as of yet, but I suppose we can all keep our fingers crossed for Tim Daly and Susan Eisenberg to make the dream team reunion a reality.
Justice League Action will be another quarter-hour show, with episodes tallying 11 minutes without commercials. If that formula sounds familiar, that's because it's the same one followed by DC's other Cartoon Network darling, Teen Titans Go!. Sam Register, executive producer of Teen Titans Go! and basically every Warner Bros. animated property, will again executive produce Justice League Action, with Butch Lukic (Justice League), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) also producing.
There aren't many other details about the show or its content at the moment, but we do know that Mark Hamill will make some guest appearances as the Joker, Diedrich Bader will travel through time as Booster Gold, and James Woods will menace the whole world as Lex Luthor in Justice League Action. No premiere date has been set, so it's not even clear if Justice League Action will actually arrive this year or not, but at least we do know there are some new Justice League animated stories coming. Hopefully we won't have to wait until San Diego Comic-Con to learn more, and hopefully this show finds as much success as Teen Titans Go! and doesn't fall to the same fate as Green Lantern: The Animated Series or Young Justice.
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