SCOOP: Bruce Timm Taking Break....But Returning With More JUSTICE LEAGUE

Bruce Timm is handing the reigns of Warner Bros. Animation to James Tucker who will be looking to explore a wider variety of characters beyond Batman and Superman. In the meantime, here's what Timm will be doing.

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By Mark Julian - 3/30/2013



Bruce Timm Returns!

Yes, Bruce Timm is stepping down as the Supervising Producer of Warner Bros. Animation but this development is something of a win/win. Jim Tucker will be running the show moving forward and he'll be looking to give fans something fresh and new by utilizing Batman and Superman as a means to bring other DC characters to the spotlight. This is what many fans have been clamoring for after a nearly two-decade long focus on The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

Timm is taking a break to work on his own projects but once WB says 'go', he'll quietly begin serious efforts on something else for Warner Bros. Animation an individual inside the Burbank offices informs us. Namely, Timm will be creating a new Justice League cartoon series that will be firmly set within the DC Animated Universe or Timmverse if you will. Exactly when the series will debut depends on WB's plans for the Justice League live-action movie as they want to launch the new cartoon around the same time as the film.

Excited?








That's WB Animation publicist Gary Miereanu for those that don't know.

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revloveR - 3/30/2013, 7:38 AM
justice league, the live action movie.
Natetrix79 - 3/30/2013, 7:39 AM
HELL YEAH!!!! Why don't WB's just take his next show or movie idea, let him complete & then turn it into a live action movie???
KelvTwelve - 3/30/2013, 7:46 AM
EVERYTHING THAT HAS MADE ME CRY ABOUT DC ANIMATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO GREATNESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
PaulRom - 3/30/2013, 7:46 AM
This sounds fantastic. It'd be cool if the Justice League movie was heavily inspired by the animated series. Huge fan of the DCAU.
BackwardGalaxy - 3/30/2013, 7:47 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

I mean... good. Good.
0bstreperous - 3/30/2013, 7:49 AM
ITS WARNER BROTHERS LIVE ACTION !!! PLEASE GODFATHER JL!
Action - 3/30/2013, 7:55 AM
There is no way Timm will be leaving Warner Bros. Warner Bros is like the Mafia. Once your in, you can never get out.
6of13 - 3/30/2013, 8:05 AM
I guess it is possible that Timm may oversee future live action movies.
Timm = Feige ?
ATrueHero1987 - 3/30/2013, 8:09 AM
Reminder, JL, JLU and Batman Beyond are on Netflix NOW
GizmoEl - 3/30/2013, 8:15 AM
I think this article title might be a little misleading.

No guys, it says he's gonna return with a justice league cartoon. Not live action.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/30/2013, 8:20 AM
It clearly says cartoons.
Also good to know that WB is planning a live action but, its going to be several years away and a tonne of work.

Regardless we win because its going to be a light show unlike any other from Marvel and DC.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/30/2013, 8:21 AM
Oh God yes.
HellsHammer - 3/30/2013, 8:22 AM
I agree with Levi IF timm were ever involved in live action and brings some of his team with him they'd be unstoppable
revloveR - 3/30/2013, 8:22 AM
i think some of us can read. i choose to read between the lines as well. returning in a big way?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/30/2013, 8:30 AM
I was thinking of how easy it could be to build up the team before bringing them all together in JL. Ik that it says Timm is working on an Animated Series but if he got involved with live action projects, it would be golden.

Goyer/ Nolan - SUPERMAN.
Bruce Timm and Paul Dini can be in charge of the next BATMAN movie = ultimate win.
Goyer/Nolan/Timm can create a wonderful WONDER WOMAN story - win.
Bruce Timm can get the team that worked on the GREEN LANTERN Animated Series to develop a live action movie - win.
Goyer can get the green light on his FLASH story he worked on - win.
Goyer/Nolan/Timm/ Dini = Biggest win in DC history.
AshleyWilliams - 3/30/2013, 8:31 AM
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

I DIED. YES.
AC1 - 3/30/2013, 8:35 AM
Yay for new DCAU stuff, Boo for the dependence on DC's pretty-sure-to-be-shit JL movie.
AC1 - 3/30/2013, 8:36 AM
Of course they'd need to bring back all the original voice actors from the DCAU. Kevin Conroy has to voice Batman.
FireKnightRises - 3/30/2013, 8:39 AM
JL movie ?
dezdigi - 3/30/2013, 8:41 AM
Good news!
SymbioteJoker - 3/30/2013, 8:46 AM
A new Timmverse JL...........

YOUR THE BEST AROUND! NO ONES GONNA EVER TAKE YOU DOWN!

But seriously win
DarthVenom - 3/30/2013, 8:47 AM
Give me more JLU and Batman Beyond!!!!!
ForeverPowerful - 3/30/2013, 8:53 AM
@SupermanFan

Thank you for putting Donovan as Batman! Ive been saying that for forever now. Only problem I have with him is his age, other than that he is perfect as Bruce.

And if this somehow does turn into a live action thing, I hope they dont use the Arkhamverse. As much as I love the games and their style, Id like to see a new approach. I dont just want a live action version of the animated series.
DrRockso - 3/30/2013, 8:53 AM
If Timm is involved in live action stuff, I'm sure he'll do the right thing and give Superman his underwear back.
SymbioteJoker - 3/30/2013, 8:54 AM
Hey we may actually find out what happened to Darkseid and Luthor too!
Kyos - 3/30/2013, 8:57 AM
Timm working on a continuation of the DCAU? :O

Ridiculously great news if true! :D
m0th3r - 3/30/2013, 9:04 AM
Awesome...so we will get another great series that CN will just [frick] up the schedule and then cancel...i'll wait for the cancellation and then just watch the whole series so i have clear expectations from the begining...
gmoney0505 - 3/30/2013, 9:08 AM
Cool. I glad he is stepping down for a while. From his comments all he wanted to pursue was the most popular story lines from Bats and Supes. Remember him stating that stories from Flash and Auqaman wouldn't be good because they didn't sell as well as Bats and Supes.

As long as they can keep the talent that have written the stories and casting great VA for the movies and series, they will continue to be a success.
mctrinket - 3/30/2013, 9:10 AM
They would be wise to put him on the team in charge of developing a live action JL movie.
StupidSexyLockon - 3/30/2013, 9:19 AM
I couldnt care less about a JL movie but more JL animation? BRING IT THE [frick] ON. I just hope thats what he's really doing.
CavEl - 3/30/2013, 9:42 AM
I thought Bruce Timmy wasn't calling the shots on all the peo-Batman movies and lack of other DC heroes? Clowns, the man isn't a fan of other DC heroes. He's said it, other DC heroes, in his opinion, don't have interesting stories. Hell, he gets forced to make Superman movies and the quality shows.

Why give JL to that clown? Does WB need to make Batman more popular? I liked the Justice League cartoons, but everytime Batman showed up the other heroes turned to idiots so Batman can be basses and cool.
TheSuperguy - 3/30/2013, 9:43 AM
Awesome news! Would like to see him do solo Aquaman and Flash movies!
Montross - 3/30/2013, 10:07 AM
More Justice League from Bruce Timm? HELL YES.
BlackIceJoe - 3/30/2013, 10:09 AM
This is AWESOME! I can't wait to see his next Justice League tv series. I hope it won't be on DC Nation or it might get canceled. I hope he gets to have a hand In the live action movie series.
revloveR - 3/30/2013, 10:38 AM
the [frick]?
aRandomSinisterClone - 3/30/2013, 10:39 AM
why is it when anyone brings up Justice League, you always get John Stewart fanatics. F Stewart, hes a boring character, only proven by the fact he's being killed off. Hal or Kyle baby.
BlackIceJoe - 3/30/2013, 10:41 AM
I know in the past there was some Justice League cartoon art that was making its way across the internet. They look good but give it Timm's spin style and then it will be cool.

















I really enjoyed what Bruce Timm did with Green Lantern:
The Animated Series. So it will be cool to see what he does with Justice League. I hope it will use the old Justice League and not the new 52 one. Because I want to see Martian Manhunter on the team.
RamonSuarez - 3/30/2013, 10:43 AM
LOL. Are people here smoking crack.

Fox RAPED the X-Men continuity. Nothing they've done with those characters resembles anything Marvel Studious is doing with the Avengers.

If Marvel ran the Avengers the same way Fox did X-Men, Loki would be the primary villain in the first three Avengers movies like Magneto was for the X-Men, the original Avengers team would have made the violent anti-hero character (Hulk) the main attraction (Wolverine), only few people would be in the original team would be in the movie, and Hawkeye and Widow would have been teenagers.
CavEl - 3/30/2013, 10:44 AM
Ravens got better, younger, faster by letting go off old ass people like Reed and Lewis. They cut a locker room cancer in Bernard Pollard and get back LaDarius Webb, a shutdown CB both in the slot and outside. They also get back Jameel McClain from injury and get a healthy Ngata to go with Cody and Arthur Jones (A personal fav, wish he'd come to the Pats one day). Finally, the Ravens add Doom Patrol to their pass-rush....

They're going to be a tough outing for the Pats this season, though their offense has taking a severe hit with the loss of Anquan Boldin, but this draft is so WR heavy that they can replace him easily.

The NFC is locked down, the 49ers and Seahawks are coming out of that conference. The Giants were 9-7 last year...and the year before. They've only gotten worst this offseason.
CavEl - 3/30/2013, 10:46 AM
Dropping some football knowledges on y'all.
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