Comic book fans wanting to see a Justice League team-up on the big screen for the first time still have over a year to wait before the characters are even introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while director Zack Snyder's superhero film promises to bring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and maybe even Aquaman together at last, the fact is they're already joining forces somewhere else.
One of DC's most recent animated movies - Justice League: War - had Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg, Shazam and Wonder Woman working side-by-side to stop the Parademons and their leader Darkseid from invading Earth. A few months later, Son of Batman sort of followed up that story with Jason O'Mara reprising his role as Batman. But the movie's real sequel, which will bring Aquaman into the fold, is scheduled to release next year.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will continue on where Justice League: War left off, with Atlantean villain Ocean Master declaring war on the surface after the death of his king following the alien invasion. The movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Having been raised by his human father, when the movie begins, he won' know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom of Atlantis.
Entertainment news site Idle Hands has posted a first look at the new DC Universe Animated movie. Just a warning, there may be SPOILERS in the stills below:
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From the first movie, Jason O'Mara, Christopher Gorham, Shemar Moore and Sean Astin will return as Batman, The Flash, Cyborg and Shazam, respectively, while Rosario Dawson is taking over as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern and Jerry O'Connell as Superman. Matt Lanter will star as Aquaman, and that red-haired woman in the stills above is Mera, played by Sumalee Montano.
The character of Mera often appears in various incarnations as Aquaman's wife and the queen of Atlantis, but depending on her origin story, she actually gets her start trying to kill the Atlantean king. Usually from the penal colony Xebel, she seeks retaliation for the exile of her people before falling in love and helping Aquaman take control of his kingdom instead.
It's unclear if the new movie will follow the same storyline. So far it seems the writers are combining a number of different sources to create Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Regardless, if it's anything like Justice League: War, it could still be great ride. And at the very least, it should tide fans over until Batman v Superman hits theaters.
What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are you enjoying the new animated DC Universe? What would you like to see in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis?
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis releases on DVD in 2015.
Source: Idle Hands