And lo it was announced that the first Direct-To-DVD DC Animated film of next year is going to be Justice League: Doom.
If this movie is released using the timeline of past DC DVDs then this should be hitting store shelves right around my birthday. I will admit that I am looking forward to it even if it seems to be a very loose adaptation of Mark Waid’s Tower of Babel storyline. It is very cool to see them get “the band” back together, so to speak, by hiring actors and actresses that have voiced a particular character in the past to return to that character here. Personally if you were going to go for a Justice League/Justice League Unlimited reunion then George Newbern should have been cast as Superman instead of Tim Daly. I like Daly. I really do, but to me Newbern is the Justice League Superman. I am very excited about the fact that they cast Phil Morris as Vandal Savage as I thought he was fantastic in the role on JLU and if you were going to have Hal Jordan in the movie then Nathan Fillion is your man.
For the moment the movie looks good. I hope they can top the action from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, which to me set the bar for big, animated super-hero fights. Christopher Drake is doing the music and based on his work on Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Batman: Under the Red Hood I have high hopes for the score to this film. I am guessing Cyborg is there because he is currently in the League. I am not sure how I feel about him being in this film considering I think Cyborg works better with the Titans, but it could end up being cool so I am reserving judgment until the movie comes out.
So yeah…looks good thus far. Hope I still feel that way when the DVD ends.
More to follow…