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First Image of Darkseid in 'Justice League: War'

Check out what the Dread Lord of Apokolips will look like in DC's next animated movie.

DC's next animated film, Justice League: War, is inspired by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's first JUSTICE LEAGUE storyline. If you've read it, then you know the tale revolves around the Justice League battling an invasion from Darkseid. We've had a look at other characters, but now we're getting a first look at the big bad. The cosmic villain will be voiced by Steve Blum, and publicist Gary Miereanu tweeted the first screenshot of the fiend.

Also appearing in the film will be Wonder Woman (Michelle Monaghan), Superman (Alan Tudyk), Batman (Jason O'Mara), Cyborg (Shemar Moore), The Flash (Christopher Gorham), Shazam (Sean Astin), and Green Lantern (Justin Kirk). Yes, Aquaman is absent, however, it's worth pointing out it has been stated Arthur will be the focus of an upcoming animated film. Perhaps 'Throne of Atlantis?'

Directed by Jay Oliva, Justice League: War is scheduled for release early 2014. And in case you missed it, Miereanu also previously provided a first look at Shazam, Wonder Woman, and Batman.

How are you feeling about DC's upcoming animated flick, Viners? Speak your mind below.

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Edited by War Killer

Why can't Wonder Woman have a new outfit like that one in the comics? I think that looks seriously awesome.

Agreed. I think they should adapt her New 52 outfit to look more like this one.

Posted by IronFanofSteelofThunder

...Samwise Gamgee and Dutch from Transformers 3 playing Shazam and Superman...I'm nervous about the latter and tickled by the prior.

Posted by Spiderslike
Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

Okay, I like THIS look for Shazam a lot more than the current one. At least the lightning bolt is still solid gold. Also...................... PLEASE LEAVE SUPERMAN'S COSTUME ALONE!!!!!!!

Posted by laabitres

they look so badass

Edited by Michael_Moran

Hated the voice for the last darkseid

Posted by Mangakid1995

The effect for Shazams Lightning bolt dosent look right, it doesn't need to just glow it needs to look like its giving off power. Also where did they get that WW design from? It's not bad it just feel like a real departure from the comic and past DC DVD versions of the character.

Posted by MisterNefarious

No Aquaman? WTF??!?!

Le sigh

Posted by notarandomguy

But.. but... but... in Flashpoint we saw BADASS Emperor Aquaman VS Wonder Bit** AND THAT WAS AWESOME (more than once) so, why would the cut him out of this film? Also, Why Shazam? Also, men... I hope this is half a good an adaptation as Flashpoint :| that being said, animation looks a lot different since Bruce Timm and the other guy I don't remember left DC

Edited by hart7668

Wonder Woman's costume here is basically the New 52 silver-lined version with some sleeves and an under shirt to get rid of the cleavage.

EDIT: Also, why does Darkseid look like he has massive lips?

Posted by lightsout

@hart7668 said:

EDIT: Also, why does Darkseid look like he has massive lips?

Well, this is anime-like art & Darkseid is a man of.....darker complexion.

Posted by Supreme_Maj

i'm not worried about this I know it will be a very good movie the only part i don't like is the fact Aquaman is not inside because the fight against Darkseid with Arthur on it was great but I trust DC they have been always good with their animations so let's them do their Mojo.

Posted by The_Absolute

I'm diggin' that WW outfit, tho.

Edited by StrangeMan

I still don't give a crap about Aquaman not being in this movie, and he's one of my favorite comic book characters.

Seriously, why get so upset when he was nothing more than a glorified cameo in the original story?, honestly, the farthest the stay away from trying to be loyal to that piece of crap storyline, the better.

Posted by lightsout

@supreme_maj: I trust them too, but I think if they went for original storylines (which they claimed they were going to do), there'd be less worry (which is only based on the fact that they're changing anything lol (and I'm just being honest there, even though I fall into that reactionary bunch)).

Edited by Life_Without_Progress

I like Billy but come on, DC animation, Aquaman was and is still awesome in the new 52. You just dissed my favorite superhero

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Edited by Ninjablade09

I hadn't seen that Batman one, looks good, I like it.

I'm interested in this movie. I have yet to watch Flashpoint Paradox but I've heard good things. I've really enjoyed all the other DC animated movies, especially the Batman ones, with Red Hood being my favorite animated movie of all time.

Posted by tensor

Looks good

Posted by tuckboarder

Looks like a little better character art then some of the Flashpoint designs.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Alan Tudyk as Superman? Seriously?! Don't get me wrong, I like the actor, I just can't see him as the Man of Steel.

Wonder Woman's outfit rules! The new 52 has REALLY improved her overall look!

I'm pretty ticked that Aquaman is not in this. He's one of my favorites AND a founding member. They better have the next one be about him!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@raktus said:

Why no Nathan Fillion for Hal Jordans voice?

What he said!

Posted by PowerHerc

Looks alright.

Edited by NightFang

If they needed a magic user, then why not Zatanna?

Posted by russellmania77

I really hope he isn't voiced by the same guy who voices every black cartoon character

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice.

Posted by DocFishstick

I can't wait. DC has been doing great with them. I loved Flashpoint and this one looks good.

Posted by Black_Claw
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Posted by fanboiii

@lightsout: You do know they're giving Aquaman his own animated movie?

Posted by Magnox

The pants could have worked on WW. Probably they will utilize Aquaman in the next arc, throne of Atlantis

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

Ok I guess.

Edited by lightsout

@fanboiii: That doesn't alter the "logic" of this decision (and what was said was that he will be the focus. It could be a JL movie that technically focuses on him (by design), but it is not "his" movie (as many of the others have had))

Posted by nappystr8

I would have expected them for branding purposes to just use the New 52 costumes. What they came up with looks really cool though. Especially Darkseid.

Posted by Herokiller12344

@lightsout: Well I know exactly why and how Aquaman isn't lame, but I still think he's lame.

Posted by JLDoom

Looks pretty good. I dug the anime style in Flashpoint and it gives the two movies a nice sense of continuity (however I hope they only use it on the Justice League movies), and Wonder Woman's costume looks great actually! The original story wasn't anything special but I did like the Flashpoint movie better than the Flashpoint comic so hopefully this is even better than the original.

Posted by Shadowmyst

I dont like Shazam's symbol.

Edited by unBREAKable_Fs4

I love Wonder Woman's new outfit, I am for showing skin and all that but once in a while you need to change things up a bit. I find it quite refreshing.

Also I've always wondered why are most female heroes practically naked? I understand most readers are male (I am too), but sometimes I feel like the respect factor for women isn't there, almost like they are there just to look pretty

Edited by PeppeyHare

Faces looks way better than in Flashpoint

Posted by Perfect 10

and they couldnt replace aquaman with a woman say zatanna or vixen? and what is up with wondy's horrible costume? le sigh dc le sigh

Posted by BlackWind

Darkseid looks alright. Character designs for the men are waaaaaay better than that crap Flashpoint Paradox. Also, why not replace Aquaman with a female?

Posted by Nheritor
Posted by BallPointHero

The animators are the only ones who realize that WW is the only under-dressed member of the League.

Posted by Trodorne

No AQUAMAN?! THIS IS A SCANDAL! ITS AN OUTRAGE!

Posted by BoyWander

Anyone else think Shazam looks like Dean Winchester? The arts not as odd as it was in FPP, but no Kevin Conroy? bluh. Although Steve Blum is a nice touch.

Edited by TommytheHitman

@trodorne said:

No AQUAMAN?! THIS IS A SCANDAL! ITS AN OUTRAGE!

Edited by FadeToBlackBolt

F*cking New 52

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

If they needed a magic user, then why not Zatanna?

It's not that. Johns wants to push certain friendships, including Batman/Green Lantern, Superman/Wonder Woman and Cyborg/Shazam.

Posted by flazam

No Aquaman!?

Edited by JamDamage

Jay Oliva has been good so far. I hated the Flashpoint comic series, but loved the film. I read the comics again, and still think they suck.

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