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Any self respecting DC fan will tell you that some of the most mature, iconic Justice League storylines come not from film or live action television, but from the world of animation. Sure Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will see the birth of the silver screen Justice League, but arguably the most well realized version of the iconic team has to be the one from the DC animated universe – which many of us grew up with. Although the Justice League animated series is no longer on the air, WB now seems intent on recapturing their former glory with an upcoming series.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has just announced a new Justice League cartoon titled Justice League Action. The series will air on Cartoon Network, and feature all of DC’s most beloved superheroes, from Batman and Superman and even the more obscure ones such as Booster Gold. Much like the Justice League cartoons of days gone by, the series will follow the titular team as they face off against myriad threats that would be too much for any one hero alone – ranging from extraterrestrial invasions to bizarre magical forces.
Although the cartoon will not follow the same continuity as the awesome DC animated universe from the 1990s and 2000s, the series will in many ways represent a spiritual successor to that franchise. For the roles of Batman and The Joker, Warner Bros. has enlisted the always-reliable voices of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, respectively. The series has also reportedly enlisted the vocal talents of actors James Woods (as Lex Luthor) and Diedrich Bader (as Booster Gold); similar to Conroy and Hamill, Woods and Bader are DC universe veterans, having previously loaned their respective chops to characters like Owlman and Batman.
In addition to those voice actors, several producers who worked on shows like Teen Titans Go!, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series will serve as producers for the upcoming series. These people know the members of the Justice League, so we think it’s safe to say that the project is in the best of hands. If you’re not already excited for the upcoming Justice League Action series – shame on you – check out the following clips to further whet your appetite:
While we’re more than a little excited for the Justice League Action series to come to Cartoon Network, a premiere date for the series has not yet been revealed. We will keep you up to date regarding any and all Justice League Action news as it breaks. Stay tuned until then.