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It's been over a decade since the superhero ensemble animated series Justice League went off the air, but the fans are wanting more. A little over a week following a tweet on social media that got close to 5,000 retweets asking WB to make a Justice League animated film with the cast from the early 2000s series, one star is sharing her thoughts on what such a movie could be about. Wonder Woman voice actress Susan Eisenberg said this about what she'd like to see for her character as well as for the League as a whole:
Well, selfishly, I'd love to explore the relationship between Bruce and Diana a bit more, and I know there are some wonderbat fans out there who feel the same way, But mostly, I would just love to see a story where The League is united in its fight of good vs. evil, with some romance and levity thrown in for good measure!
Susan Eisenberg, whose words prompted the social media movement for an animated Justice League reunion film (#JLReunion), touches on a subject the show never quite hit in its original 52-episode run. While there was certainly some romantic tension hinted at between Bruce and Diana during Justice League, the two never had an official relationship like what Hawkgirl and Green Lantern John Stewart shared. With a reunion film, perhaps the "Wonderbat" fans can finally get their wish?
While Susan Eisenberg seems fully on board with the idea of a fully united Justice League in her comment to THR, Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy might be a bit harder to sell on the idea. Conroy, who has been the voice of Batman in several animated incarnations of the character, remarked on the big challenge of his role in Justice League as Batman:
The challenge for me playing the complicated character of Batman is his sense of isolation and inability to connect to others. Especially in playing him in the team setting of the Justice League, there's a real contradiction there.
For that reason, Kevin Conroy stated that he always preferred stories that focused on Bruce's outsider status. If a Justice League reunion film did happen, there's a chance both Conroy and Susan Eisenberg could get their wish, as the original project managed to tell some pretty interesting tales throughout its run. There actually was at one time an animated film planned for the series to bridge the gap between it and the successor series Justice League Unlimited, but the project was scrapped. Years later, the plot for the film was used for Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths and featured no connection to the animated show.
The animated Cartoon Network run of Justice League is available to purchase via Amazon. For more on upcoming programming, our fall premiere guide and midseason premiere guide are both loaded with shows that are coming up that may be worth a watch. For a look at a list of shows that didn't escape 2017 without cancellation, visit our cancellation guide.