Posted on: September 15th, 2009 DC Reveals ‘Crisis’ Animated Feature

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DC announced it’s next full-length animated feature today, and this should make DC fans giddy as we’re finally getting the multiverse. No, it’s not Crisis on Infinite Earths, nor is it Infinite Crisis, but it’s close… Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths!

Alright, so maybe it’s not a multiverse, but two earths is a step forwards. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

The story is written by Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock) and Bruce Timm* is one of the executive producers, naturally. 

Sounds pretty kick-ass to me; although I love the recurring multiverse Crisis stories, how hard would it be to pull off a Crisis on Infinite Earths animated feature. This seems like a nice balance between simple action and a somewhat linear storytelling, and the ideas and elements from DC comics that have entertained us for years.

The voice cast is also pretty impressive:

Superman – Mark Harmon
William Baldwin – Batman
Chris Noth – Lex Luthor
Owlman – James Woods
Bruce Davison – The President
Super Woman – Gina Torres

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is set for release direct-to-video sometime  next spring. Hitting the shelves at the end of this month is Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the animated feature based on the popular comic series, and if you haven’t watched the last DC animated feature, Green Lantern: First Flight, you don’t know what you’re missing.

*Bruce Timm has been pretty important in sculpting quality superhero cartoons, just don’t bother saying hello to him at a convention unless you want a face full of asshole. 

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2 Responses to “DC Reveals ‘Crisis’ Animated Feature”

  1. Tommo Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I’m in. It would be nice to see Infinite Crisis in feature form, but I will agree that two Earths is a start, anyhow. The premise sounds interesting indeed.

  2. Ben Rankel Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Bruce Timm is fast gaining a reputation as the most un-friendly convention guest ever. Why even bother going Timm, if you’re just going to be an A-hole to all your fans?

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