The New 52 Is Getting Animated In ‘Justice League: War’ [SDCC 2013]
After DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation announced the release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, it seemed inevitable that animated adaptations of New 52 stories were coming as well. Any speculation was ended earlier today, as it was revealed that Justice League War, the first DC Universe animated film of 2014, will be based on the Justice League story from Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee that introduced readers to the New 52 universe.
The news was confirmed on Twitter today by Warner Bros. PR representative Gary Miereanu:
— Gary Miereanu (@SuperPRGuy) July 16, 2013
Miereanu followed that tweet with three voice casting reveals: Jason O’Mara will be the voice of Batman, Shemar Moore is playing Cyborg, and Christopher Gorham is coming on as Flash for the direct to DVD feature.
When it was announced in March that Bruce Timm would be stepping down from his position as Supervising Producer of the DC Universe’s direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray projects, James Tucker, who stepped in to fill the role, suggested that there would be fewer direct comic adaptations going forward: “I can’t go into specifics, but I have a feeling when we announce our next slate of movies, people are going to be very excited because we will be using Batman, Superman and Justice League as a gateway to exposing other characters.” Johns and Lee’s opening Justice League storyline features Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Aquaman coming together for the first time to face the threat of Apokolips and its leader, Darkseid. So while this is an adaptation, it’s likely the focus won’t be primarily on DC’s Big Three. In the first issue of the source material, Superman doesn’t show up until the last page, and Wonder Woman doesn’t at all.
No release date has been announced yet, but further news about the project is likely coming during San Diego Comic Con.