The days of not having the Justice League on television are coming to an end, as it was announced today that Justice League Action, a new quarter hour animated series starring the team is coming to Cartoon Network.
From the sounds of things, action and high-speed thrills are the order of the day, from their press release:
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.
The most exciting bit of news relates to casting, as Kevin Conroy will be returning to play Batman and Mark Hamill will be reprising his role as the Joker (despite seemingly retiring from the role, this, along with his return in the Arkham Knight videogame, seems to walk that back).
Also joining will be James Woods as Lex Luthor, and my personal favorite Batman, Diedrich Bader, will be voicing Booster Gold.
There’s currently no word on who is playing Superman or Wonder Woman, the other two leads of the series, tying in pretty closely to the featured characters of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There’s no announced start date at this time.
Longtime DC animated producer Sam Register will serve as Executive Producer, with Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett, and Jim Krieg also on board as producers.
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