The full DC Comics universe is making the jump to the big screen in live-action with the DC Extended Universe started by Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The DCEU in very much a work in progress, though, and there are issues that folk over at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC are still trying to get ironed out for future films – but in the meantime, fans can still turn to cartoons for their DC superhero fix, if that’s more their flavor.
The latest DC Comics themed cartoon series, Justice League Action, is DC’s first foray into a syndicated animated TV series focusing on the eponymous superhero team since Justice League Unlimited closed its doors back in 2006. A new poster advertising the series gives us our first clean looks at the designs for Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Firestorm and more on the show.
That news poster for the Cartoon Network superhero series Justice League Action, as mentioned before, features exciting new looks at a few more iconic heroes from the DC Universe (as you can see below). Green Arrow isn’t a surprising addition to the roster, as we’ve seen him featured in the more recent Justice League, The Batman, Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated shows. Oliver Queen is sporting a look that resembles his comic book style in the new DC Comics: Rebirth.
Plastic Man, aka Patrick O’Brian, is also making an appearance on the team. We’ve seen Plastic Man included in recent series like Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice and DC Super Hero Girls.
Firestorm is one of the more exciting and unexpected additions to the roster. We don’t know which of the Firestorms this incarnation will be, as there have been a few over the years in the comic books. One thing is for certain, the Nuclear Man will bring a lot of action to the show.
The most surprising addition to the team is the cult comic book favorite Space Cabbie! He first debuted in the 1950s and has made appearances here and there over the years, most recently in The New 52 comic book line. Space Cabbie often appears as a narrator for the stories he is in and is infamous for being able to transport people to anywhere in the vastness of space.
You can check out the full Justice League Action poster, below:
We don’t have confirmation of the voice actors playing all these characters yet, but we do know a little bit about the series, at least as much as we can learn before we see the inevitable trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this summer. We know the episodes will be divided up into 11 minute installments and that the series will make a huge focus on action over extensive and ongoing story. The idea is, of course, to engage and keep the interest of a younger audience, but it would be surprising if there weren’t at least some easter eggs or fun moments for the adult fans watching, as well.
The Justice League Action voice cast members include beloved Batman and Joker voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, respectively, back in their well-known roles; James Woods (Hercules) as Lex Luthor; and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Booster Gold. We’ll bring you additional information on the show’s voice cast are it’s made available.
Justice League Action will debut on Cartoon Network this fall.
Source: Cartoon Network [via CBM]