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'Justice League: War' Animated Movie Details Released

Come see what story DC's next animated film will be based on!

When it comes to DC's animated flicks, you should absolutely be excited for whatever they throw our way next. Their track record is superb and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (which is up next) definitely looks solid. While that technically isn't out yet (releases July 30th), we're already looking beyond that and to the next film: Justice League: War. So, what'll that be about? Gary Miereanu took to Twitter and announced it'll be based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's first New 52 story in JUSTICE LEAGUE. Gary also revealed Jason O'Mara will voice Batman and Shemar Moore will be the voice of Cyborg in the movie.

An animated movie about the Justice League forming to take on an invasion from Darkseid? Um.. yes, please! Consider us extremely excited for this one.

Source: Gary Miereanu's Twitter

204 Comments
Posted by ldg220

Michael Ironside better voice Darkseid, he was the best

Edited by jumpstart55

Finally the adapt the new 52 gets the animation treatment.

Cant wait!

Posted by saoakden

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!! I want to see some New 52 stories made into an animated movie. Like the Court of Owls, Death of the Family, Superman Unchained when the first story arc is finished, H'el on Earth, some of Geoff Johns stuff during his run on Green lantern, Villain's Journey, Throne of Atlantis, Trinity War, a new 52 JLA movie, JLD maybe...... I think I put to much into this.

Posted by 80sGangInfestedArcades

@lvenger: Ain't that the darn truth Superman vs the Elite was a incredible anime DC did a great job the animation could have been done better but the story was great and the way they showed how powerful Superman really is and how he easily manipulated and defeated all his enemie's shows that not only is Superman incredibly powerful but he is extremely wise he was just too smart for the elite but that movie was badass.

Posted by frogdog

@ldg220 said:

Michael Ironside better voice Darkseid, he was the best

But Darkseid hardly talks in this arc.

Posted by IgiMancer

Justice League Dark movie pls?

Posted by Captain13

@frogdog: they can give him more dialogue. these things are not usually panel for panel copies

Posted by entropy_aegis

James Tucker has said that these animated movies will start to change a bit from the material and I hope this movie is really different. Bad presentation with Darkseid weird character choices. A little annoyed this is the third Geoff Johns story in a row. Hopefully it is a good movie at least.

Also this.

@ghidoran said:

@entropy_aegis: Because reading comics and watching movies are different? If they suddenly decided to make a Flash live action film based on the New 52, would you actually opposite it because 'we just read the story'?

If they decided to copy/paste from the comics? absolutely. I have read these stories rather recently and there is nothing extraordinary about them,I see no reason to adapt them over vastly superior and more deserving arcs.

Posted by Chibio

Yesterday I watched Flashpoint Paradox and it was really good. I wish Marvel would do animated movies. I would kill to see a good animated Deadpool movie. Or maybe Moon Knight? Oooh.

Posted by Lvenger

@johnny_spam said:

James Tucker has said that these animated movies will start to change a bit from the material and I hope this movie is really different. Bad presentation with Darkseid weird character choices. A little annoyed this is the third Geoff Johns story in a row. Hopefully it is a good movie at least.

Also this.

@ghidoran said:

@entropy_aegis: Because reading comics and watching movies are different? If they suddenly decided to make a Flash live action film based on the New 52, would you actually opposite it because 'we just read the story'?

If they decided to copy/paste from the comics? absolutely. I have read these stories rather recently and there is nothing extraordinary about them,I see no reason to adapt them over vastly superior and more deserving arcs.

Agreed especially in regards to Johns' Justice League origin story. That was among the worst storylines in the New 52. And whilst the New 52 has its gems, it's a sad day when it gets animated adaptation priority over classics such as Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kingdom Come, Superman Birthright, Wally West's Flash run. Morrison's JLA run and anything from Morrison's Batman run and more of the rich history of the Pre Flashpoint universe.

Edited by SuperEnd

So the first New 52 animated fiilm

Posted by frogdog

@frogdog: they can give him more dialogue. these things are not usually panel for panel copies

Or pick a better justice league story with darksied.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Plot: good idea.

Not getting Kevin Conroy as Batman: SUCKS!!

Posted by RustyRoy

I'm disappointed.

Edited by Bobsjonjon

Darkseid... I'm all in!

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

It's all cool and whatnot but I realllly hope they don't cancel any ideas for older adaptations. We've yet to see some awesome stuff in animation like:

Blackest Night

Sinestro Corps War

Batman: Hush

Teen Titans Judas Contract

Identity Crisis

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Long Halloween

etc.

But if they wanna go with New 52 for a bit... I'll be more than happy to see a Throne of Atlantis adaptation :)

Edited by sasquatch888

@chibio:

@the_stegman said:

@squalleon said:

@medulaoblaganda:

I don't know.

Superman vs the Elite and the previews from Flashpoint paradox were pretty bad.

I like Flashpoint Paradox..a lot actually.

i saw Flashpoint Paradox last night and Flashpoint Paradox..sucked and the animation was cheaply done

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

@martyyy15: right?!?! I mean, come on! He knows how to handle Hal, since he just wrote the definitive Hal story for 9 years! How can he botch this?! Its one of my main problems with JL and why I still think the book doesn't live up to the expectations. Then again, I have only read the first 12-13 issues, since I am a trade waiter, so for all I know things could be completely different right now. But as far as I have read, this Hal-Bruce dynamic really makes me a little bit angry.

Posted by martyyy15

@shallbecomeabattoo:

Hal left the JL around the cheetah arc. It gets WAY better from throne of atlantis arc. I mean how hal was having issues with paradrons annoys me too, the guy battled in the sinestro corps war. He should not have gotten injured ( though maybe it was to make it so each JL member were sort of on equal grounds for story reasons). But its like Hal traded personalitys with the worst incarnation of guy gardner!! I'm glad he is off the team for now, I'd rather have a well written hal than a poorly done jerk version of my favorite character

Posted by Ace20XD6

@br_havoc: True, but their best movie was Batman Under the Red Hood (by a poll on this site)which was a terrible graphic novel to begin with, ie Superboy Prime's punch. So that just means all the more creativity they can go with this.

Posted by KidSupreme

this is gonna be awesome :D

Posted by IgiMancer

I downloaded the Flashpoint Paradox at kickass.to I AM NOT JOKING.

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

-insert cuss word here- YEAH!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Nice to see DC Animated trying to be current to the times...but eh, I'd be happier if they were doing more classic pre-Flashpoint stories for animated releases now.

Posted by The Stegman

Seems like people are using this thread solely to b*tch about how much they dislike the comic arc.

Edited by entropy_aegis

@lvenger said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@johnny_spam said:

James Tucker has said that these animated movies will start to change a bit from the material and I hope this movie is really different. Bad presentation with Darkseid weird character choices. A little annoyed this is the third Geoff Johns story in a row. Hopefully it is a good movie at least.

Also this.

@ghidoran said:

@entropy_aegis: Because reading comics and watching movies are different? If they suddenly decided to make a Flash live action film based on the New 52, would you actually opposite it because 'we just read the story'?

If they decided to copy/paste from the comics? absolutely. I have read these stories rather recently and there is nothing extraordinary about them,I see no reason to adapt them over vastly superior and more deserving arcs.

Agreed especially in regards to Johns' Justice League origin story. That was among the worst storylines in the New 52. And whilst the New 52 has its gems, it's a sad day when it gets animated adaptation priority over classics such as Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kingdom Come, Superman Birthright, Wally West's Flash run. Morrison's JLA run and anything from Morrison's Batman run and more of the rich history of the Pre Flashpoint universe.

Yeah it should've been Kingdom Come especially since it has War in it's title.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@frogdog said:

@captain13 said:

@frogdog: they can give him more dialogue. these things are not usually panel for panel copies

Or pick a better justice league story with darksied.

Yup.

Seems like people are using this thread solely to b*tch about how much they dislike the comic arc.

Maybe it's cause the story was dismal to begin with? there is absolutely no reason to adapt it.

@ace20xd6 said:

@br_havoc: True, but their best movie was Batman Under the Red Hood (by a poll on this site)which was a terrible graphic novel to begin with, ie Superboy Prime's punch. So that just means all the more creativity they can go with this.

Under the Red Hood arc was not terrible,it was actually very good. Whatever issues it had were because of Infinite Crisis, Didio/editorial wanted it to be tied to that story. UTRH had really good ideas overall(hated the depiction of the Joker though). Origins had zero merits, the plot was absolutely generic(alien invasion) lousy action(fighting useless parademons and a crappy Darkseid ), minimal character development(Darkseid had only a few words of dialogue),characters acting like retards and more.

Edited by The Stegman

@entropy_aegis: Of course there's a reason to adapt it. Whether people like it or not, the New 52 is here, this is how the JL was formed, if they are gonna make more movies based off the New 52, they have to start here.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

@martyyy15: Oh, great! I will get the Throne of Atlantis HC in a few months, so I'm looking forward to that! I am also a big Hal fan, so I completely understand your frustration, even if the downputting of Bats made me even more angry.

Posted by martyyy15
Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

@martyyy15: I bet! do you mean in general, or especially on my Batman problem?^^

Posted by martyyy15
Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

@martyyy15: can't wait! Really love the new 52 Aquaman and Ivan Reis on art duty!

Posted by Vaeternus

awesome.

Posted by LoisLameSucks

I don't care, I had a laugh when I read "Who The Hell is Bruce Wayne???" So don't mind if it happens.

My fear is the batfanboys in the DC animation who gets hard-ons for batboy and makes every other superheroes like pretty background images, while batman shags some baddies (JLU). I'm talking about the likes of B.Timm.

To Bruce Timm and co, I say this, please keep your hardon in your pants and stop fking with source material. Thanks.

Posted by DocFishstick

this will be great

Posted by IgiMancer

Next Batman: The court of owls

DOITMOTHERFUCKERSDOIT

Posted by heroesgold

@hawkguy said:

Idk... This wasn't that great a story. There wasn't much story in the arc to begin with.

My thoughts exactly. Don't understand all the "awesome sauce" comments when it's based off a story which is well known for its mediocrity. Would have much rather seen a Grant Morrison JLA story.

Plus, do we really need to see this again?

LOL well said.

Posted by medulaoblaganda

@sasquatch888: did you actually understand the movie, because the the cartoon movie is probably one of the best among all dc animations

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Posted by RedHood13

I knew they'd go the new 52 route. Hopefully they make a court/night of owls animated film. That'd be epic!

Posted by FlashKnight

Cyborg sucks.

Posted by spidermanandsuperman
Posted by johnqestion

Woo hoo! Yes! About time DC/WB and animation commit to the new 52 all around.

Edited by slade_wilson

Alright. It was a superbly mediocre story, but filled with lots of spectacle and cool Aquaman moments. The DCAU spin team could make it better. Looking forward to the Batman and Son flick.

Posted by ComiCXYLOTO

This is gunna be BAD-ASS!

Posted by TheAuroraChild

Oooh boy.

Edited by Joe_Amazing

<Sigh> I guess it was inevitable that the New 52 would invade DC animation. They want to jam this further down our throats until we have no choice but to accept it.

Edited by medulaoblaganda

@the_stegman: but you still watched it over and over again right? i love superman vs elite because of the story line and the action.