If there’s one thing DC Comics does right, it’s produce quality animated series. From iconic shows like Super Friends and Batman: The Animated Series to modern hits like Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, DC’s track record with cartoons is pretty impeccable. And, of course, let us not forget the classics Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. If you’ve tired of binging those shows on Netflix (not that you could or should, but just humor me here), then today’s announcement from DC and Cartoon Network will make you very happy.
Today it was announced (via Variety) that Cartoon Network would produce a new animated series entitled Justice League Action. The show will center around the trio of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, with a revolving door of other League members and villains. The most exciting part of this announcement is the fact that Kevin Conroy, who famously voiced Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and many other iterations since, will be returning to the role for this show. And if that’s not cool enough, he’ll be joined by Mark Hamill as the Joker (YES!), James Woods as Lex Luthor, and Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold.
Each episode will be 11 minute longs, just like Cartoon Network’s other DC show Teen Titans Go! No word yet on whether the two shows will be paired together, but given their similar formats it’s certainly a possibility. Judging from this first image and its shorter run time, it’s pretty obvious this will be geared towards younger viewers. While that may disappoint some old fogies like me who would love a more modern version of Justice League (can they at least bring back Young Justice, pretty please?), with Conroy and others onboard it should still be plenty entertaining. Hopefully. Plus, with DC’s film universe about to hit the big screen, it’s a smart move to target younger viewers who can then beg their parents to take them to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s almost as if they planned it this way.
No word yet on when the show will begin airing.
Keep checking back for updates – right here on GeekNation.
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