To all civilians of Gotham, Metropolis and Star City,
Well if the upcoming Batman v Superman movie with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill is just not close enough for you then you’d better watch the latest movie from the Master Builders at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group.
(image courtesy of firewireblog.com)
That’s right guys, the LEGO Justice League are BACK and this time they’re helping save the world from Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom!
(trailer courtesy of IGN.com)
From watching the trailer there is one very, very important aspect of the League that I’ve noticed – Superman has FINALLY gotten dressed correctly in the morning and is now wearing his underwear on the INSIDE of his costume. There’s also the inclusion of one of my favourite DC Villains – Cheetah, not exactly the strongest, but her potty(ish) mouth and attitude always hit my funny button in comics and we’ll see if that happens here (minus the potty mouth for this is a family oriented film).
The biggest name seen on the cast list for this is none other than Mark Hamill who played The Trickster on the cartoon series “Justice League Unlimited” (my favourite Saturday Morning cartoon as a kid) and more recently in the TV series “Flash” and he reprises that role for this film, along with the role of Sinestro. The other voice actors are Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), Khary Payton (Cyborg), James Arnold Taylor (The Flash) and Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman & Lois Lane).
The Legion of Doom voice cast includes John DiMaggio (Lex Luthor, Joker), Kevin Michael Richardson (Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Cree Summer (Cheetah) and Tony Todd (Darkseid). Dee Bradley Baker is both hero and villain as Martian Manhunter and Man-Bat, this is in addition to Mark Hamil’s dual roles.
Rick Morales directs from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler and Keith Malone are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Co-Executive Producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.
Side Note: If you were a voice actor with dual roles would you not burst into laughter every time you had to have a conversation with yourself? I know I would be rolling on the floor in hysterics to be completely honest.
Anyway, back to the task at hand, the official plot synopsis for this LEGO Justice League flick is;
“Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site, Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Sound the alarm and get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world’s greatest Super-Villains! It’s the next all-new original movie from LEGO® and DC Comics.”
This looks like a great little rainy day DVD/Blu-Ray kinda movie that I will definitely be watching.
Keep an eye in stores this August for it’s release!