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Nathan Fillion Joins Justice League: Doom, The New DC Animated Movie

It's a reunion of the Justice League cartoon's cast and the last script by the late Dwayne McDuffie.

I take many opportunities here to express my fondness for that volume of JUSTICE LEAGUE that was titled JLA and one of my favorite story arcs from its era was definitely “Tower of Babal.” Mark Waid and Howard Porter put together one ripping good yarn about the League facing Batman’s regular foe, Ra’s al-Ghul, after he'd just gotten his ever-so-manipulative hands on a “contingency plan” Bats had worked out detailing Leaguers’ weaknesses and strategies to take them down if they ever went rogue.

This GL's going to sound like he should be the captain of some space ship.
This GL's going to sound like he should be the captain of some space ship.

So it pleases me to know that this latest feature from DC Animated, JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, is inspired by that arc - - even if it seems like it’ll be a rather loose adaptation. Al-Ghul’s been replaced by a new version of the Legion of Doom and , from the sound of it, the crazier elements of the arc like the virus that makes the whole world talk in gibberish won't be included, either. The line-up’s also been changed to better resemble the New 52, so J’onn J’onzz is wearing a more-concealing outfit and Hal Jordan and Cyborg have respectively replaced Kyle Rayner and Aquaman.

Actually, it’s the roster that’s the crux of this announcement...

== TEASER ==
Sound familiar?
Sound familiar?

Nathan Fillion’s back as Hal, Bumper Robinson’s playing Cyborg and the rest of League's voiced by the same actors behind the JUSTICE LEAGUE cartoon (making this something of a reunion show.) The cast shakes out like this....

And then for those scoundrels in the Legion of Doom…

Notably, this was the last DC Animated script Dwayne McDuffie wrote before his untimely passing. No release date is set yet, but its trailer will premiere at the Warner Home Video’s panel at NYCC.

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Posted By Sinestro2828

Sounds like a movie with alot of promise, will Starfire be amongst the League's members? Or Supergirl?

Gotta say I'm a bit disappointed that neither Joker or Lex Luthor or Sinistro appear to be part of this new Legion of Doom ):

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Posted By LordTaronji101

sweet

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Posted By sladewilson30

cool

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Posted By .Mistress Redhead.

@Jake Fury said:

@.Mistress Redhead.: I agree 110%. All of the characters they have and only GL, Bats & Superman to show for it in the modern day movie department.....

They have some of the best characters in the comic world.. and most known.. but nothing... *sigh* us DC fans have to wait.

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Posted By Jake Fury
@.Mistress Redhead.
I agree 110%. All of the characters they have and only GL, Bats & Superman to show for it in the modern day movie department.....
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Posted By Billy Batson

Okay :(
BB

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Posted By .Mistress Redhead.

@Jake Fury said:

@.Mistress Redhead. said:

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!

Honestly, why don't they do more movies?

Fu*** if I know, its ridiculous! they are heavily relying on Nolan to carry the load, but we are all hoping that the new Supes will be good, Green Lantern was average... not sure why they don't just do a freaking Justice League movie to contend with the Avengers film! *shrugs* maybe its cause of Disney? they have enough money to pump out numerous Marvel films? where as WB not so much? who knows... ridiculous either way!

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Posted By The Umbra Sorcerer

Ahhh this will be awesome!! i really cant wait!

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Posted By Jake Fury
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!


Honestly, why don't they do more movies?
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Posted By .Mistress Redhead.

DC is owning in the animated area, if only they could start dominating the big screen as well!!!

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Posted By Neverpraying

@RE_Player said:

So Kevin Conroy as Batman... instant buy.

Indeed

@_jackbauer said:

Nice, Fillion did a great job with Emerald Knights. He should be portraying Hal Jordan in the live-action movies.

Personally that'd be weird for me, because I will always know him as Castle.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

@Iron Fist Angel said:

@xhavoc86 said:

I cannot stress how much I am looking forward to this movie!

...that said, I'm disappointed that Ra's al Ghul involvement isn't included, and I'm not liking the replacement of Aquaman!

Same here. My interest in this went down several notches when I read that.

They prolly did'nt want to make it purely Batman centric cause lets face it that's EXACTLY what the comic was.Now the other JL guys get a chance to shine and there's are multiple exciting villians instead of just 1.

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Posted By NightwingRJG

I think they should have stuck with the original story line and characters. I mean this was one of pinnacle stories of Al Ghul. And i would have definetly prefered Kyle over Hal. I think Kyle hasn't been given enough credit as a Green Lantern considering he is the one responsible for having brought back the corps.
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Posted By Sobe Cin

Its cool to see Fillion voice Hal Jordan once again, but honestly I wish they would have gone with John Stewart. There are way too many adaptations with Hal Jordan and all with different voice actors and live action actors. Now I am a Hal Jordan fan, but I'd prefer to have seen John Stewart in the cartoon. As for Cyborg, we'll see how it goes. But no Aquaman? The comment was to make this closer to that of a new 52 version of the Justice League, well in that case it would include Aquaman and not Martian Manhunter.

But thank you for bringing back Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum. Thank you.

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Posted By Casshern

AWESOME I LOVED this JLA story arc. I'm gonna love it even more knowing that this was the last thing Dwayne McDuffie wrote.

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Posted By Eyz

Sounds like a great casting.

Adding Cyborg's nice, but they could have kept Aquaman around as well I think...

Poor Kyle, still present in the DCnU, but kicked out of this flick anyway..

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Posted By mikeclark1982

what, are we going to see the new 52 outfits too? if so that would be awesome.

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Posted By Iron Fist Angel

@xhavoc86 said:

I cannot stress how much I am looking forward to this movie!

...that said, I'm disappointed that Ra's al Ghul involvement isn't included, and I'm not liking the replacement of Aquaman!

Same here. My interest in this went down several notches when I read that.

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Posted By FadeToBlackBolt

Looks good, purely because Batman will ****ing own. And the cast is exceptional. 

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Posted By Roldan

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Hunter114 said:

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum... gotta admit I'm not overly keen on the characters chosen... it's the Legion of Doom... they should have gone with the Archnemeses (Luthor, Joker, Sinestro, etc)

fixed

Vandal Savege = JL

Star Sapphire = GL

Mirror Master = Flash

Bane = Batman

Metallo = Superman

Cheetah = Wonder Woman

It still works, plus they've got Phil Morris who did Savage in the original cartoon and Olivia d'Abo who did Star Sapphire in the original cartoon.

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Posted By spiderturtle

As long as Kevin Conroy is Batman im gooood.

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Posted By GREGalicious

DC loves putting out animated films (which mostly are GREAT), but i wonder why MARVEL never does any animated X-Men films or Spider-Man...

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Posted By GothamRed

I love when they bring the old cast in, and I think the marks the first time that tima daly and michael rosenbaum have worked together on one of these projects, at least as supes and flash. I hope this is good, cause the other JL DTV movies were, underwhelming, good, but underwhelming.

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Posted By EpitomeofCool

..dont care about fillion......just happy for another moive!

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt
@TheEvilDocter said:
This will be great. I know it. It's awesome to see they have all of the old Justice League cast members back. It's a blast from the past, don't you agree?
yes, yes, and yes
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Posted By chriconz123

When is this coming out? ;ooooo

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Posted By lazycartoonist

this will be awesome. though i will admit i kind of wish they kept kyle rayner as the GL instead of hal but other than that i have no complaints

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Posted By TheEvilDocter

This will be great. I know it. It's awesome to see they have all of the old Justice League cast members back. It's a blast from the past, don't you agree?

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt
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Posted By entropy_aegis

I'm disappointed about the lack of Ra's al Ghul but seriously to those complaining do we really need ANOTHER Lex,Joker,Sinestro movie? c'mon let the others get a chance to shine.

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Posted By csl316

Aww, I hadn't heard about Dwayne McDuffie passing. Sad news : (

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Posted By The Mighty Monarch
@Burnstar1230: I love the guy to death, but All-Star Superman was FAR from his best work. Superman and Lois Lane's voice acting was TERRIBLE, especially compared to the stars in the supporting cast like Steve Blum, John Dimaggio, Ed Asner, and whoever Luthor was. If we should be praising something DM did it should be Crisis on Two Earth. 
 
And yes, god yes, the voice actors for this. So excited.
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Posted By entropy_aegis

@vandinejd_1991 said:

No Lex Luthor in the Legion of Doom? No Joker? No Sinestro or Brainiac or any of the other members that made up the original LOD? FAIL!!!

YAWN overused villians are overused.

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Posted By CaptainCockblock

Fillion's back? NERDSPLOSION! The old Justice League cast is back? DOBLENERDSPLOSION! Bane is in it? TRIPLENERDSPLOSION! He's voiced by the Taco Bell Dog? OH MY ZOD, THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME!

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Posted By Sasuke

Cant wait

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Posted By blueninjapanther

This is gonna be awesome and I like Kevin Conroy playing batman

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Posted By vandinejd_1991

No Lex Luthor in the Legion of Doom? No Joker? No Sinestro or Brainiac or any of the other members that made up the original LOD? FAIL!!!

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Posted By Burnstar1230

Can we just love that we're getting another DC animated movie from the same guy that worked on "All-Star Superman" (R.I.P. McDuffie), with voice actors that should know their characters well, instead of complaining about how its not exactly the same as its original medium? Race and gender stereotypes are always going to exist. It's sad, but we can try to look at the positives, like I mentioned earlier.

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Posted By GraveSp

awesome, love it, sign me up and send me an advanced copy

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Posted By DarkShadows

Can't wait.

DC Animated films are excellent.

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Posted By Daveyo520

As I said when I saw this on Reddit, they cast the right Superman and Batman and that is what i care about. Though having my second favorite voiced by Fillion is a big plus.

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Posted By ltbrd

I don't understand what Tom is thinking about when he wrote "The line-up’s also been changed to better resemble the New 52, so J’onn J’onzz is wearing a more-concealing outfit and Hal Jordan and Cyborg have respectively replaced Kyle Rayner and Aquaman.".......um, Justice League: Crisis on 2 Earths already had MM in his darker outfit, Hal Jordan as the GL, and Aquaman was nowhere in sight. The only new element this Justice League film brings in is the inclusion of Cyborg as a member. Aside from that everything and everyone looks exactly like they did pre-52.

Can we all please stop invoking pre-52 and post-52 to every DC conversation we have and just talk about the projects as they are.

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Edited By Jordanstine

Loving how they canned Plastic Man who was on the original "Tower of Babel" storyline to incorporate Cyborg instead who wasn't even in the storyline for "ethnic diversity" purposes.

Martian Manhunter from Justice Leauge #1 says "hi!".

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Posted By Wattup

With Kevin Conroy as Batman once more...all is well with the world.

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Posted By GuruOfFunk

Im loving the JLA cast, favorite voices for Superman, Batman, and Flash. I'll be missing Plastic Man and Aquaman though. Kinda wish it was Kyle but at least they got Fillion again for Hal.

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Posted By RiddlingGambit

I was hoping for the original Legion of Doom from the Challenge of the Super-friends with Luthor, Sinestro, Riddler, Bizarro, Grodd, Scarecrow, Giganta, Black Manta, etc... but Cheetah is the only original included. I don't like this new roster of villains. It's just not the Legion of Doom to me. And no Aquaman in this JL? Ehhhh, I think I can skip on this movie, although I'm sorry for the scriptwriter's untimely death, may he rest in peace.

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Posted By Darkmount1
@Hunter114
Well, at least they have SOME nemeses (Metallo, Bane, Cheetah, Mirror Master, and Star Sapphire), but I wonder where Vandal Savage fits into all this? And come to think of it, Martian Manhunter barely has any signature villains, since he wasn't exposed so much to the general public, and I hear the Royal Flush Gang is in this movie.
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Posted By NXH

Can't wait for this. Should be an awesome flick.

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Posted By Bestostero

@Gambit1024 said:

Fifth reaction- No Aquaman or Plastic Man?! F*CK YOU CYBORG!!!

YES! No Plastic Man either! lame :(

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