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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 Dernman

hmm

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Hope this is as good as Flashpoint, that movie was bad ass.

Edited by sinestro_GL

Nice...hoping he's not a tool though

Edited by Falconer

Haven't seen that WW picture previously. Looking a bit too much like Flashpoint (ie - anime) for my tastes. Do not want.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

And once again Aquaman is ignored.

Yes, he's part of another project but what stops you from using him twice?

Edited by DoomDoomDoom

Like above, they do have a bit of an anime look too them not that I'm against that. I like the look of Bats and WW, but something about Batson I don't care for. I can't quite put my finger on it, oh well. I'm looking forward to this, it's the first I've heard of it.

Posted by amrinlong

Flashpoint was great. This shouldn't be any different! The animation and action scenes were plentiful and fluid. Can't wait!

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

Really upset that Aquaman is possibly getting the shaft. He's awesome in JL.

Wonder Woman's costume is interesting..different. I like it.

Shazam looks horrible, sorry everyone.

Darkseid, though not much was given, looks cool.

Also, whats with all the randomly different voice actors?

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Hope it's good. The story in the comics, from what I remember, didn't seem like they'd be able to make a full feature length film out of it though.

Edited by fallbrigade

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

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@ptigrusmagus: I agree. That one and the Dark Knight Returns Part 2 are my favorite DC movies.

Posted by The Stegman

Still don't know why we need Superman AND Magic Superman, seems redundant

Posted by JohnnyGat

I like Wonder Woman's look in this... and how the faces of the guys so far have improved than what we got in Flashpoint.

Edited by Omnicrono

Looking great so far! Eager to see what Superman and Flash look like. :)

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

I hope they keep the Batman disses to a minimum and change the demasking scene of Bruce in front oh Hal. That was so dumb.

"My name is Bruce Wayne."

"Who?"

Hahahahaahahha... great joke Geoff. Give yourself a hand for that great comedic moment. :-I

I also hate douchebag Hal. Man, I am still SO dissapponinted by that story. It should've been great, damn it!

Edited by SavageDragon

Nice, looking good.

Edited by batsymyplaything

Substitute in Shazam for Aquaman is not something I'm looking forward too. Plus, who's going to be fighting for the title of being the JL leader if Aquaman is not there and what about all the jokes Hal made about Aquaman?

Posted by lifeboy

I'm just goingb to say it, I hope they get the same animators from FlashPoint. Supes, aquaman and espescially Wondy looked so Freakin good!

Also, I hope they bring back the ShowCase featurette :)

Nice work on the update k4tzman!

Posted by daredevil21134

Darkseid rules

Posted by Dm225

Still upset about them dumping Aquaman.

It might just be me but the coloring on Darkseid looks a bit off...

Posted by MaxSchreck

So they replaced Aquaman with Shazam ? I am sorry , but that sucks , Aquaman was an important character in the original story . Why replace him with Shazam ? Would have been cooler if Aquaman would still be in the movie with Shazam getting a solo movie instead of Aquaman .

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

BADASS! F*CKING BADASS!

Posted by Black_Claw

@the_stegman: Same here. You think and Aquaman would be used in this film and Shazam be used in a sequel instead of the other way around.

Posted by Vitalius

i love the Wonder Woman ´s ice cream scene, it was funny.

Posted by GodTriggerHulk
Posted by 34g3f3ert3t43

Those stills look pretty slick! I am glad they don't have tiny heads and HUGE bodies like in F.P. The voice talent for this is incredible! I am going to miss the Aquaman jokes, though :(

Edited by Vitalius

@black_claw: Replace Aquaman is stupid. If he was on movie could stop the stupid useless Aquaman meme that was circles around outsider DC media.

Posted by TommytheHitman

2 things.

1. I'm sick of Aquaman never getting to be part of the team. He's been kicked out a ton of times for characters like Cyborg and Shazam. Not that they aren't cool but Aquaman deserves it more.

2. Wonder Woman looks weird in the ice cream scene.

Edited by dondave

Hope this is as good as Flashpoint, that movie was bad ass.

Edited by viin

im disappointed Aquaman isnt going to be in this but if they did make a JL: Throne of Atlantis I would be happy. I hope its not focused too much on the creation of the JL either now that Shazam is in it but not Aquaman. Darkseid looks great though cant wait.

Posted by TheFirstLantern
Posted by Ganthetsward20

I was hoping they would leave the wonder woman ice cream bit out :/

Edited by Deranged Midget

I can dig it.

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Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

I honestly think this is an awful idea for a movie. That arc had no depth at all, terrible origin story.

I hope they keep the Batman disses to a minimum and change the demasking scene of Bruce in front oh Hal. That was so dumb.

"My name is Bruce Wayne."

"Who?"

Hahahahaahahha... great joke Geoff. Give yourself a hand for that great comedic moment. :-I

I also hate douchebag Hal. Man, I am still SO dissapponinted by that story. It should've been great, damn it!

I hate whenever Johns gets near Batman.

Posted by Blackdog2009

Looks good!

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

Nice.

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Posted by tec79

Shazam is in because he will be easier to adapt to a future live action film and other media. Warner Bros. not DC has final say over these decisions as the parent company. The chin strap on Batman's cowl is a very poor design choice.

Posted by patrat18

Can't wait.

Edited by sasquatch888

this looks hot! i like shazam but not at the expense of aquaman

Posted by evilvegeta74

Like to see Arthur, and Glad Shazam made the cut!

Posted by Outside_85

Am I the only one who's slightly bothered by how Darkseid has massive lips while no one else does?

Posted by termiteone4ever

Excellent

Posted by clumsyninja

No Kevin Conroy or Tim Daily...WHATTT

Posted by lightsout

New 52: Write Aquaman in a way that brings back all of his credibility & opens peoples' eyes to how cool he can be.

First N52 animated movie: Take Aquaman out (presumably because people would think he's "lame")

WTF DC?!?!

(That said the movie looks cool. Shame it'll be a while until it's out (especially after the past 2 were released relatively close together). Also a shame none of the "regulars" are doing voices).

Posted by bladewolf

Hope this is as good as Flashpoint, that movie was bad ass.

Posted by blkson

Still don't know why we need Superman AND Magic Superman, seems redundant

Posted by Raktus

Why no Nathan Fillion for Hal Jordans voice?

Posted by Spiderslike

I do think it's kind of strange not to have Aquaman plus because Shazam and Superman is kind of redundant not too mention Wonder Woman but hopefully this means Shazam and Superman may go head to head so it would at least a good fight.

Posted by lightsout

@spiderslike: Because DC has no faith in some of it's characters.

Posted by MrDirector786

I'm looking forward to it.

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