Justice Society: World War II, the latest DC animated direct-to-video movie, arrives on Digital this Tuesday, April 27. In anticipation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a video interview with Omid Abtahi, the voice of Hawkman in the film, discussing the opportunity to play a super hero of Middle Eastern descent, his appreciation for the depth of the characterizations in Justice Society: World War II’s script, and his need for performing in productions appropriate for his young son to experience.
Abtahi is currently commanding the fanboy scene with featured roles in The Mandalorian and American Gods, complementing his notable past roles in Argo, Better Call Saul and Damien, as well as voice performances in the World of Warcraft and Call of Duty videogame franchises. Justice Society: World War II represents his DC Universe Movies debut.
Watch the video of the three interview bites (tied together) with Omid Abtahi below and keep an eye out next week for The Beat‘s interview coverage not only with Abtahi with the other members of the Justice Society: World War II cast/crew.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length Justice Society animated film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 27, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021.
Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller.