JUSTICE LEAGUE DOOM: Official Announcement

Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, which is inspired by Mark Waid's "Tower of Babel" storyline.

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By EdGross - 12/12/2011
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,

Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Tim Daly (Private Practice), the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join a group of eight actors reprising their famed Justice League cartoon roles. Fillion made his debut as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in the recent Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, and took his initial DC Universe movie bow as the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman. Daly originated his role as Superman’s voice in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He has reprised the role in two DC Universe films: the 2009 extravaganza Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the 2010 thriller Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

The grand reunion of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, Justice League Unlimited, includes Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Breaking In) as Flash, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly (Alias) as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson (A Different World, Transformers: Animated) joins the cast as Cyborg.

The Justice League faces two sets of villainous teams in the film – The Royal Flush Gang and a sextet of notable evildoers. The latter group includes three voice acting alumni of the Justice League animated series: Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Also opposing our heroes are Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah.

David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final DC Universe film script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), who passed away in February 2011. Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One, Justice League).

“Justice League: Doom has all the classic ingredients of a great super hero film – a cavalcade of dynamic villains, internal strife amongst our heroes, treacherous twists and turns, and a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many of the fans’ favorite voices from the original series,” said Hersin Magante, Warner Home Video Marketing Director, Family & Animation. “I think fans will embrace Dwayne’s McDuffie’s final DCU script, particularly as it has been nuanced by Bruce Timm and the Warner Bros. Animation team. Warner Home Video is proud to distribute Justice League: Doom as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Justice League: Doom Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack has 3 hours of exciting content, including:
• Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
• UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,
• Sneak Peak at Superman vs. The Elite, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
• Featurette – “A Legion of One: The Dwayne McDuffie Story” – The skilled writer penned some of the best stories which consistently entertained fans. From his early writing career to adapting the popular work of All-Star Superman, this is the story of Dwayne McDuffie, as told by his family and friends.
• Featurette – “Guarding the Balance: Batman and the JLA” – Everyone has a weakness and so do superheroes, yet when they go rogue, their power can topple more than a few egos, they can shatter worlds. The Justice League is the most powerful organization of superheroes on the planet, but what if the Justice League went rogue, and decided to use their power for harm?
• Mini-featurette – “Their Time Has Come: Cyborg and the DC Universe’s New Diversity” – 2011 will go down in DC Comics storied history as a year when a rich diversity of characters were re-introduced into the spotlight alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. One of the most celebrated of the re-imagined characters is Cyborg, who became the new Man of Steel in Geoff Johns’ altered universe storyline, Flashpoint.
• Creative team commentary
• Two bonus episodes from the Justice League animated series handpicked by Bruce Timm: Wild Cards, Part 1 and 2, written by Stan Berkowitz and Dwayne McDuffie
• Digital Comic

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n1ghtw1ng2832 - 12/12/2011, 9:51 AM
SOUNDS AWESOME.
PaulRom - 12/12/2011, 9:53 AM
Really pumped for this one. Could be the best DC animated film to date.
AGENTJAY1130 - 12/12/2011, 10:04 AM
YEAH!!
nuck82 - 12/12/2011, 10:08 AM
thats DR.DOOM to you!!! ; )
Jolt17 - 12/12/2011, 10:09 AM
Can't wait.
HelaGood - 12/12/2011, 10:14 AM
is this prophetic as well? in reference to a live action film of the justice league...doom(ed)
MaddMonkk - 12/12/2011, 10:23 AM
With the exception of All Star Superman, these movies are great. need to be a little longer though.90 mins+
spiderneil - 12/12/2011, 10:24 AM
day one purchase for me
Superspecialawesomeguy - 12/12/2011, 10:27 AM
Aren't there usually an animated short with these?
Minghagz - 12/12/2011, 10:31 AM
hmmm... JLA: Tower of Babel is one of my favorites so I might give this a go because I wasn't a fan of the last couple of JLA animated movies that came out.
rbfn04 - 12/12/2011, 10:39 AM
Can't wait. Def getting this. Gladly they ain't using DCnU Coke's suits...
hush - 12/12/2011, 10:41 AM
Tower of Babel is probably my fave story in the entire JLA run, I'm really pleased they are using this story.

KUSlacker - 12/12/2011, 10:52 AM
^^agreed but need kyle
vamp21 - 12/12/2011, 10:56 AM
Can't wait to see this.
aRandomSinisterClone - 12/12/2011, 11:00 AM
I wish 1 of 2 feturettes weren't wasted on McDuffy, sux he passed, but coulda been a way better DVD extra about Vandal Savage or the villains.
darkknightmare2012 - 12/12/2011, 11:29 AM
actually i cant wait until they intergrate the new suits into the movies .. i am not of fan of undies on the outside .. its super silly and honestly it never should of been done .. theres a reason you see wrestlers doing it and NO ONE ELSE...
NextHero08 - 12/12/2011, 11:35 AM
will bet money this will be better than the Avengers :)
Fastestmanalive - 12/12/2011, 11:48 AM
Awesome, very excited about this, although I still dont know why they dident feel Tower of Babel was a good enough story to make a film out of.

Instead they're just using it as an outline and mixing it with the Legion of doom. To me Tower of Babel is one of my favorite stories of all time, but hopefully this should still be good.

Love that all the origianl voices are back, sticking in Cyborg is awkward since he wasent in the original sereis nor is he a recuring card carrying JLA'er, but I guess they're trying to promote him in the comics as well.

The next one,Superman Elite, is a mystery, I wonder which story its from, as Bruce Timm has said that they only do films based on stories they deem worthy. But I'm glad they're doing Superman, I wouldeve liked them to diversify with other heroes but Superman deserves his own great movie, Superman Dooomsday was pretty bad and Superman All star was one of the worst thing I've ever seen, so hopefully they can give the man of steel the treatment he deserves.
BATMANx - 12/12/2011, 11:51 AM
@ Superspecialawesomeguy

it does come with a short about Cyborg
Batman5 - 12/12/2011, 12:17 PM
this will be bad ass no doubt.
Dedpool - 12/12/2011, 12:20 PM
Okay I was getting this anyway but the featurettes look amazing especially the one about McDuffie. Also liking Tim's picks with "Wildcards parts 1 & 2" Great JL episodes featuring the Royal Flush gang, voiced by the voices of the Teen Titans no less. This movie looks to take what I loved about "Crisis on Two Earths" and amp it up! Bring it on!!
tr8cthis - 12/12/2011, 12:56 PM
alucard365 - 12/12/2011, 4:44 PM
Superman vs the Elite Booooo

Bring on The Dark Knight Returns
mgeoff88 - 12/12/2011, 5:00 PM
I'm looking forward to this.

There's still a lot of the DC Animated films I haven't watched yet that I intend to watch sometime.
TheSoulEater - 12/12/2011, 6:01 PM
Awesome cross over

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j1216 - 12/12/2011, 8:23 PM
this will probable be the best animated DC movie and it has all the original DC animated voices cant wait
EarOne - 12/13/2011, 5:38 AM
what da heck's wrong wit ya barnabee?? dwayne was one of the main guys behind all those jl/jlu toons stuff. show some respect will ya... he certainly DESERVED it.
CrowPirate1 - 12/13/2011, 5:47 AM
shame it isn't a real live action one... come on DC.. step up to the plate!
CrowPirate1 - 12/13/2011, 5:49 AM
I know.. I am just griping. Sorry. I just want a Justice League real life movie like the Avengers one coming up. Been waiting for whole life. and the Justice League "Roast" don't count! lol
mattboesch8907 - 12/13/2011, 6:46 AM
anybody wanna bet that the digital comic will be the first issue of the new 52 Justice League series?
ComicBookGoth - 12/13/2011, 7:06 AM
love it, but still could live w/o cyborg.
(We get it, the New 52 happen, whatever)

should be j'onn j'onzz.
hoodedjester - 12/13/2011, 7:33 AM
Gonna be picking this up for sure. Sounds fantastic and that is a great voice cast
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 12/13/2011, 8:27 AM
Can't wait for this one, should have some great battles. I want to see if they follow Tower of Babel as to the JLA'S reaction to Batman, when they find out it was his contingencies the villains used against them.
Fastestmanalive - 12/13/2011, 10:51 AM
Thanx @ShadowVoyd, havent read that story line, which issues are they?

Im not gonna judge completely cuz I havent read the actual story yet but I really dont like when they show Superman being a nice little sweet heart, I mean we know he's good and Batman is the hard ass but it would be nice to see the toughness of Superman every once in awhile, cuz that is part of his personality.

Off the top of my head, Superman 2, when he crushes Zod's hand and then chucks him down into the abyss, great moment.
HellScorpion - 12/13/2011, 7:01 PM
There a short for this one as well?
HellScorpion - 12/13/2011, 7:35 PM
@TheSoulEater, put my money on "Grumpy Ass".
SavageWolf12 - 3/1/2012, 7:06 AM
Just as a FYI, I was able to order the Blu-Ray combo from Amazon for $14.99.

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