D.C. and Warner Bros. continue to churn out their highly profitable (and popular) original direct-to-DVD animated movies, with “Justice League: Doom” gearing up for a 2012 release. The film has now filled out its voice cast, with Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly returning to the DC-verse as Green Lantern and Superman, respectively.
The duo join other DC-verse returnees Kevin Conroy as Batman, “Smallville’s” Michael Rosenbaum as Flash, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Carl Lumbly as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen. Also added is Bumper Robinson as Cyborg.
The bad guy contingent will be represented by Phil Morris as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (of “Angel” fame) as Mirror Master. Also up for a fight are Carlos Alazraqui as Bane, Paul Blackthorne as Metallo, and Claudia Black (of “Farscape” fame) as Cheetah.
“Doom” will be based on Mark Waid’s “Justice League of America: Tower of Babel” comic book storyline, in which a nefarious villain (aren’t they always?) manages to defeat the entire JLA using secret files kept on all the superheroes by Batman himself. Needless to say, ol Bats won’t be very popular with the rest of the kids after this.
“Justice League: Doom” will be directed by D.C. animated movie vet Lauren Montgomery, who recently co-directed “Batman: Year One”. Look for it in early 2012.