Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
July 30, 2013
While the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) was about Superman and Batman finally meeting in the modern live-action era, the question that followed was "when are we getting a Justice League movie?" And while some may think that getting the JLA together on the big screen is a daunting task, the folks over at DC Entertainment's animated movie department have been doing it rather effortlessly.
Their latest effort comes in the feature-length "Justice League: The Flash Paradox" which brings all of the DCU's heavy hitters together in an adventure that has The Flash racing through time to save the world. (Then again, when you think about it, when isn't he?)
Here are the deets from the good folks over at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment:
"Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox," the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie. arrives TODAY, July 30, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD.
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
Grey's Anatomy stars Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd, the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to voice the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.
Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.
Seeing that this is an adaptation of the "Flashpoint" mini-series that led into DC Comics' "New 52", I'm curious as to how much of the original story made the transition from comic page to screen. If it's like the films that preceded it, I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun!
What do you think? Are you looking forward to a Justice League feature, even if it's animated? And what do you think it would take to finally get a live-action feature off the ground?
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