Back in August I reported that the next movie DC/Warner Home Video is putting out is Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths. Back then, all we had was an image from the back of the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD art. Some more information has come out, including the voice cast and synopsis:
How's that sound? The question most of us had was why only two Earths versus an infinite number. Obviously for an animated feature, you have to try to keep the story focused. There's also the new viewers or those not entirely familiar with the vast history of the DC Universe. I'm okay with just two Earths. Now we're not getting some of our familiar voices like Kevin Conroy as Batman or Tim Daly as Superman but I guess change can be good once in a while. Perhaps it will be okay to give others a chance to give their interpretation.
Warner Home Video will distribute in Spring 2010 (finalizing date soon)
An original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of “Crisis” stories.
Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer. Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.
In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a “good” Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.
All-star voice cast led by Mark Harmon (NCIS) as Superman, James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi) as Owlman, Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law & Order) as Lex Luthor, William Baldwin (Dirty Sexy Money) as Batman, Gina Torres (Serenity, Firefly) as Super Woman and Bruce Davison (X-Men) as the President.
I also have to say that I've never been entirely crazy about the Crime Syndicate. I know the potential is there for something cool. We've all thought about the good guys turning bad. I just never really got into any stories that they appeared in. Is it just me? Are you a fan of the Crime Syndicate? What do you think about this upcoming movie? You can bet that I will be receiving a lot more information about it as the movie's release date approaches.