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Nathan Fillion Joins Justice League: Doom, The New DC Animated Movie

It's a reunion of the Justice League cartoon's cast and the last script by the late Dwayne McDuffie.

I take many opportunities here to express my fondness for that volume of JUSTICE LEAGUE that was titled JLA and one of my favorite story arcs from its era was definitely “Tower of Babal.” Mark Waid and Howard Porter put together one ripping good yarn about the League facing Batman’s regular foe, Ra’s al-Ghul, after he'd just gotten his ever-so-manipulative hands on a “contingency plan” Bats had worked out detailing Leaguers’ weaknesses and strategies to take them down if they ever went rogue.

This GL's going to sound like he should be the captain of some space ship.

So it pleases me to know that this latest feature from DC Animated, JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, is inspired by that arc - - even if it seems like it’ll be a rather loose adaptation. Al-Ghul’s been replaced by a new version of the Legion of Doom and , from the sound of it, the crazier elements of the arc like the virus that makes the whole world talk in gibberish won't be included, either. The line-up’s also been changed to better resemble the New 52, so J’onn J’onzz is wearing a more-concealing outfit and Hal Jordan and Cyborg have respectively replaced Kyle Rayner and Aquaman.

Actually, it’s the roster that’s the crux of this announcement...

== TEASER ==
Sound familiar?

Nathan Fillion’s back as Hal, Bumper Robinson’s playing Cyborg and the rest of League's voiced by the same actors behind the JUSTICE LEAGUE cartoon (making this something of a reunion show.) The cast shakes out like this....

And then for those scoundrels in the Legion of Doom…

Notably, this was the last DC Animated script Dwayne McDuffie wrote before his untimely passing. No release date is set yet, but its trailer will premiere at the Warner Home Video’s panel at NYCC.

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Posted by csl316

Aww, I hadn't heard about Dwayne McDuffie passing. Sad news : (

Posted by entropy_aegis

I'm disappointed about the lack of Ra's al Ghul but seriously to those complaining do we really need ANOTHER Lex,Joker,Sinestro movie? c'mon let the others get a chance to shine.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
Posted by TheEvilDocter

This will be great. I know it. It's awesome to see they have all of the old Justice League cast members back. It's a blast from the past, don't you agree?

Posted by lazycartoonist

this will be awesome. though i will admit i kind of wish they kept kyle rayner as the GL instead of hal but other than that i have no complaints

Posted by chriconz123

When is this coming out? ;ooooo

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@TheEvilDocter said:
This will be great. I know it. It's awesome to see they have all of the old Justice League cast members back. It's a blast from the past, don't you agree?
yes, yes, and yes
Posted by EpitomeofCool

..dont care about fillion......just happy for another moive!

Posted by GothamRed

I love when they bring the old cast in, and I think the marks the first time that tima daly and michael rosenbaum have worked together on one of these projects, at least as supes and flash. I hope this is good, cause the other JL DTV movies were, underwhelming, good, but underwhelming.

Posted by GREGalicious

DC loves putting out animated films (which mostly are GREAT), but i wonder why MARVEL never does any animated X-Men films or Spider-Man...

Posted by spiderturtle

As long as Kevin Conroy is Batman im gooood.

Posted by Roldan

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Hunter114 said:

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum... gotta admit I'm not overly keen on the characters chosen... it's the Legion of Doom... they should have gone with the Archnemeses (Luthor, Joker, Sinestro, etc)

fixed

Vandal Savege = JL

Star Sapphire = GL

Mirror Master = Flash

Bane = Batman

Metallo = Superman

Cheetah = Wonder Woman

It still works, plus they've got Phil Morris who did Savage in the original cartoon and Olivia d'Abo who did Star Sapphire in the original cartoon.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Looks good, purely because Batman will ****ing own. And the cast is exceptional. 

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

@xhavoc86 said:

I cannot stress how much I am looking forward to this movie!

...that said, I'm disappointed that Ra's al Ghul involvement isn't included, and I'm not liking the replacement of Aquaman!

Same here. My interest in this went down several notches when I read that.

Posted by mikeclark1982

what, are we going to see the new 52 outfits too? if so that would be awesome.

Posted by Eyz

Sounds like a great casting.

Adding Cyborg's nice, but they could have kept Aquaman around as well I think...

Poor Kyle, still present in the DCnU, but kicked out of this flick anyway..

Posted by Casshern

AWESOME I LOVED this JLA story arc. I'm gonna love it even more knowing that this was the last thing Dwayne McDuffie wrote.

Posted by Sobe Cin

Its cool to see Fillion voice Hal Jordan once again, but honestly I wish they would have gone with John Stewart. There are way too many adaptations with Hal Jordan and all with different voice actors and live action actors. Now I am a Hal Jordan fan, but I'd prefer to have seen John Stewart in the cartoon. As for Cyborg, we'll see how it goes. But no Aquaman? The comment was to make this closer to that of a new 52 version of the Justice League, well in that case it would include Aquaman and not Martian Manhunter.

But thank you for bringing back Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum. Thank you.

Posted by NightwingRJG

I think they should have stuck with the original story line and characters. I mean this was one of pinnacle stories of Al Ghul. And i would have definetly prefered Kyle over Hal. I think Kyle hasn't been given enough credit as a Green Lantern considering he is the one responsible for having brought back the corps.
Posted by entropy_aegis

@Iron Fist Angel said:

@xhavoc86 said:

I cannot stress how much I am looking forward to this movie!

...that said, I'm disappointed that Ra's al Ghul involvement isn't included, and I'm not liking the replacement of Aquaman!

Same here. My interest in this went down several notches when I read that.

They prolly did'nt want to make it purely Batman centric cause lets face it that's EXACTLY what the comic was.Now the other JL guys get a chance to shine and there's are multiple exciting villians instead of just 1.

Posted by Neverpraying

@RE_Player said:

So Kevin Conroy as Batman... instant buy.

Indeed

@_jackbauer said:

Nice, Fillion did a great job with Emerald Knights. He should be portraying Hal Jordan in the live-action movies.

Personally that'd be weird for me, because I will always know him as Castle.

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!

Posted by Jake Fury
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!


Honestly, why don't they do more movies?
Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer

Ahhh this will be awesome!! i really cant wait!

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

@Jake Fury said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!

Honestly, why don't they do more movies?

Fu*** if I know, its ridiculous! they are heavily relying on Nolan to carry the load, but we are all hoping that the new Supes will be good, Green Lantern was average... not sure why they don't just do a freaking Justice League movie to contend with the Avengers film! *shrugs* maybe its cause of Disney? they have enough money to pump out numerous Marvel films? where as WB not so much? who knows... ridiculous either way!

Posted by Billy Batson

Okay :(
BB

Posted by Jake Fury
@.Mistress Redhead.
I agree 110%. All of the characters they have and only GL, Bats & Superman to show for it in the modern day movie department.....
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

@Jake Fury said:

@.Mistress Redhead.: I agree 110%. All of the characters they have and only GL, Bats & Superman to show for it in the modern day movie department.....

They have some of the best characters in the comic world.. and most known.. but nothing... *sigh* us DC fans have to wait.

Posted by sladewilson30

cool

Posted by LordTaronji101

sweet

Posted by Sinestro2828

Sounds like a movie with alot of promise, will Starfire be amongst the League's members? Or Supergirl?

Gotta say I'm a bit disappointed that neither Joker or Lex Luthor or Sinistro appear to be part of this new Legion of Doom ):