After releasing a video interview with Omid Abtahi yesterday, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a a video interview with Matthew Mercer, the voice of Hourman in Justice Society: World War II, chatting about Hourman’s unique powers, his place within the dynamic of the Justice Society of America and within the plot itself, and his personal appreciation for Hourman’s specific characteristics and background.
A highly-regarded voice actor for the better part of three decades, Matthew Mercer is known for his work across anime, videogames and traditional animation. While his fans have gravitated to his recent success as the Dungeon Master in the phenomenon that is Critical Role, Mercer’s resume includes such performances as Tygra in Thundercats, Leon S. Kennedy in the Resident Evil franchise, Superman in DC Super Friends (2015) and Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. After supporting roles in Justice League: War and Batman: Bad Blood, Mercer elevates to a DC Universe Movies featured voice as Hourman in Justice Society: World War II.
Watch the video of the three interview bites (tied together) with Matthew Mercer below and keep an eye out next week for The Beat‘s interview coverage with 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.