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Nathan Fillion, Kevin Conroy Lead Cast Of Justice League: Doom

TV Guide has revealed the all-star voice cast for Warner Bros. Animation’s Justice League: Doom, a lineup that will no doubt please longtime fans of the DC Animated Universe.

The direct-to-DVD feature, set for release in early 2012, will be a Justice League Unlimited reunion of sorts, with Kevin Conroy, Michael Rosenbaum, Susan Eisenberg and Carl Lumbly reprising their roles as Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter, respectively. They’ll be joined by Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern: Emerald Nights), as well as Bumper Robinson as Cyborg.

Announced in April at WonderCon, Justice League: Doom is based on the 2000 JLA story arc “Tower of Babel” by Mark Waid, Howard Porter, Drew Geraci and others. The plot centers on the perceived betrayal of the Justice League by Batman, whose secret files detailing the weaknesses of his colleagues fall into the hands of their enemies.

Executive produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery, Justice League: Doom is the last work of writer and producer Dwayne McDuffie, who passed away on Feb. 22.

A trailer will premiere Oct. 14 at New York Comic Con.


  • Jacob

    o.o MICHAEL ROSENBAUM AS FLASH AGAIN!? I can die happy. This matters so much more to me than him reprising his role as Lex.

    And I really hope the Joker’s not in it. With all of them returning, it would suck to have to hear somebody else as the Joker instead of Hamill.

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  • Yanks5179

    Well, if it’s supposed to be based on Tower of Babel, I’m hoping they stay true and make it Ra’s al Ghul.

  • Louis Murphy

    This sounds like it will be the best DC animated movie ever.

    R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie

  • RunnerX13

    Absolute perfect cast.  Anyone who complains must hand in their geek card.

  • drive

    Hal instead of Kyle?

  • Mr_Wayne

    I needed to see this today.

  • drive

    Also Cyborg?  Where’s Arthur and Plas?

  • MikeEL

    Why can’t they just call it ‘Tower of Babel’? Does everything have to use these vague one-word titles?

  • Jed

    Awesome! Although it kinda sucks that they’re not using George Newbern and Phil LaMarr. A full cast reunion would have made my bloody year. Nathan Fillon did a great Hal Jordan for Emerald Knights though.

  • Dretwyman2

    Why is HAL in this DVD??? KYLE was the GL in this story line

  • kalorama

    Obviously, replacing Kyle with Hal and  and adding Cyborg is meant to make the movie more accessible/familiar to any new DC fans who rode in on the DC 52 relaunch train. Of course, this begs the question of whether Rosenbaum’s Flash will be Wally or Barry.

  • Rod G

    Why shouldn’t the Joker be in this?

  • RunnerX13

    Newbern was great, but can’t compare to Tim Daily.

  • Tonym

    Why should he?

  • Scud

    I’m gonna assume its because Hal is the one that just had a live action movie made about him.

  • Felix H. Brown, III

    Oh, WOW. I cannot wait for this.

  • 0bsessions

    Religious conotation, in all likelihood. It can fly in comic books because of the niche audience, but anything you’re trying to market to a mass audience faces an uphill battle when it’s sharing themes with religion. I’m too lazy to look up other examples, but you see this all the time in media.

  • Jacob

    I’ve never read the book, so I’ve no idea what villains are in it. I was just expressing trepidation towards a recast Joker alongside Kevin Conroy.

  • Jacob

    Because Hamill is retired from the role and Conroy with someone other than Hamill feels wrong.

  • Jacob

    We went several years without finding out it was Wally, I see no reason to even mention which one it is.

  • Dek409

    Actually, he is revealed to be Wally in the Starcossed JL movie when Batman reveals his identity as well as Wally’s and Superman’s to the rest of the team. There are also other times when Hawkgirl refers to him as Wally.

  • demoncat_4

    nice to see the old jl cast reunited again espically kevin doing batman. makes me want to get the dvd more now. and hope the joker if he is in it is done by mark hamil. and if they are taking it from tower of babel. then the villain will be Rhas al ghoul no joker or luthor involved .

  • Getwright

    I hope the have David Warner as Ra’s. (if they use ra’s)

  • kalorama

    Which (A) has nothing to do with this movie, since it’s not part of the JL/JLU animated continuity and (B)  in no way, shape, or form precludes the possibility that his secret ID will be mentioned in this movie.

  • Joshua-david

    Ok….. if they’re trying to make it more like the current Justice League comic, they’re already in a bad way, because Martian Manhunter isn’t a part of the lineup. So far it seems we have 6 members excluding Batman. If you’ve read the last issue of the story arc you know that doesn’t add up to get the result. I don’t understand why these DC Comics based TV shows and Movies always gloss over lesser known characters. It forces the lesser known characters to remain unknown. So far missing from the movie; Aquaman, Plastic Man, and Green Lantern; Kyle Rayner. And potentially Wally West, if they decide to say he’s Barry or simply gloss over it and not mention it. I’m all for them trying to convince us that Cyborg is worthy to be in the Justice League, but wait till Geoff Johns Justice League’s first story arc is done and use that.
    Besides Aquaman and Plastic Man are recurring characters in Batman: Brave and the Bold, and the former and Kyle Rayner made infrequent appearances across the DC Animated Universe.

  • Matthew Morris

    Oh yes, I’m so getting this.  I loved Tower of Bable, and Carl Lumly is the Martian Manhunter for me.

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  • Jonathan Nathan

    Can I complain that Cyborg is in it and that Hal is the GL instead of Kyle?

  • Jonathan Nathan

    Why would they have to recast the Joker?

  • Jacob

    Because Arkham City is the last time Mark Hamill is doing it.

  • Jacob

    The Martian Manhunter is a member of the Justice League, he’s just not a founding member. Stormwatch #1 named him as a member.

  • Jacob

    A: Who said it was? I was pointing out that it wasn’t important and not really a big deal.
    B: I said pretty much that same thing.

  • Jacob

    And Starcrossed was the finale for the first Justice League cartoon. Four years after it began. Four years can also be written as “several years”, which is what I said.

  • Mk

    Let the batwanking begin. Timm only cares about how cool he is. I don’t think they will be true to Waid’s original. They’ll hack it like they do everything else.

  • RunnerX13

    Of course.

  • PaladinDave

    Complaining about the characters is fine, but you really can’t complain about a cast like that.

  • MW

    I wonder if Khary Payton will be doing Cyborg.

  • Gh Brooks

    It seems to me that there is a concerted effort on DC’s part to undo the Dwayne McDuffie JL…which sucks. No black faces unless totally necessary, keep the scripts as bland as possible…the Good Ole Days, when diversity was a rumor… I loved the Babel storyline, but I’m waiting for them to blow it…

  • 666

    I was wondering why they never include Hawkman in these Justice League animated movies.

  • T4

    >>>They’ll be joined by Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern: Emerald Nights), as well as ***Bumper Robinson as Cyborg.***

    I’m guessing not.

  • Anonymous

    What about Cyborg?
    Last I checked he was black.

  • Anonymous

    The first JL series was 2 seasons long.

  • Anonymous

    Because Hawkman is a JSA member.

  • 666

    Ok, thanks. Just thought he was inthe Justice League of America comics I read as a kid.

  • Leo C.

    Wait…they replaced Plastic Man with Cyborg?! Now that is a load; he’s one of my favorite characters, and that storyline was the first one after the Morrison run that had him as a full-time member. This is not right…

  • Leo C.

    While I’m not too worried about Hal as the Green Lantern in this story (his movie’s coming soon, and Nathan was great in “Emerald Knights”), I have to complain that they replaced Plastic Man with Cyborg. Seriously; you couldn’t show that PM was brought on as a part of “The Big 8″?

  • Anthony Hankins

    To be fair, didn’t he say that after Arkham Asylum…and before?

  • Namtab

    Also, for all we know, the part of the original story that dealt with language may not be in the movie, making the “Tower of Babel” a really odd title.

  • Jacob

    And lasted from 2001 to 2004. Count em, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

  • Jacob

    Not that I heard.

  • Jacob

    He’s been in both the JSA and the JLA.

  • JLA_Fan

    They’re really pushing Cyborg…

  • Kyle Valenzuela

    Everything about this just sounds great. 

  • Dawnell_do

    Great casting!

  • Daniel M. Clark

    Yet another clue that DC might not really committing to the New 52 long term. Instead of coming up with a new story with the new versions of the characters – and let’s face it, the timing will never be more perfect – they push yet another adaptation of an old JL story featuring the characters from the previous DCU.

    The clues are all around – they’re setting themselves up to return to the old DCU if sales don’t stay up on the New 52 titles. It’s emblematic of a remarkable lack of faith in what they’re doing.

    And production lead time is no excuse. They knew they were going to do the New 52 years ago, it wasn’t exactly a spur of the moment thing. They could have made the first movie release of 2012 something that fit the new universe – or done something that isn’t so blatantly old, like maybe a Swamp Thing flick, to buy them some time to get a New 52 movie together.

  • kalorama

    A. Who said it was a big deal?
    B. No, actually, you didn’t.

  • kalorama

    None of their animated movies have used versions of the character that exactly “fit into” the current comic universe, even before the relaunch, and they’ve already done several adaptations of comic stories. No reason why that should change now. And, as noted, part of the reason for the change in team members from the comic is to make it more closely parallel the current League, even if it’s not precisely the same.

  • Ian

    After seeing the voice cast, this is the most excited I’ve been for one of these animated movies in ages, and I’m usually pretty excited.

  • Anonymous

    Someone brought that up in a twitter-based Q&A, and he said something about Arkham City not necessarily being his last appearance as the Joker, only that it would be hard to top. So there is hope he’ll reprise it again down the line.

  • Omegasaga

    Its a good thing that DCs  comic line reflects other media like these popular DVDs.  It would be massivly confusing to casual readers or kids who look to the comics expecting the books to look and feel like their multi media counter parts………Oh wait i forgot… DC thinks its a better idea for their comics to have a TOTALY DIFFERENT look, status quo, continuity ect..

    Yeah much better to have a dozen versions of your characters out there .

    At least when you see a billboard of Spiderman or Wolverine.. thats how they look in the comics.

    DC has destroyed themselves this month.  As a 38 yr fan… i am total sick of anything DC at this point.

  • Omegasaga

    I wish you were right dude.  the simple fact is that the heads at DC are so full of themselves right now.. they think this DCnU  mega disaster will be ahuge sucess. For some reason they cant see how this is going to blow up in their faces  by early spring when the sales are lower across the board than when they were in 2011

  • Jacob

    A: This movies been in production for a few years.
    B: The very fact that they did this at all indicates how much faith that they have in it.
    C: They didn’t not know they ere doing this “years ago.” If they had, more storylines would’ve come to a conclusion. Like Green Lantern and Morrison’s Batman run.

  • Jacob

    Really? Sales are better than they’ve been in years. Even after the initial hype wears off, they’ll still be high. There’s a crap load of new readers, many of whom are expressing interest in coming back for #2’s. Most of the books are pretty good (and more than a few are downright amazing). DC just revitalized the industry in a single month. Face it, this worked.

  • 0bsessions

    I’m honestly not familiar with when McDuffie came on board with DC’s animated division (Wikipedia seems to indicate JL as his debut) way back when, but bland scripts? Really? I am and have always been a die-hard Marvel fanboy, but DC has always had the edge in animated output. Batman: TAS is still probably the best comic book adaptation ever and Superman actually managed to make Superman vaguely interesting.

    McDuffie was a great talent, but Timm and Dini were doing fine for years before he came on board.

  • RunnerX13

    Honestly, I didn’t even remember Plastic Man being in the story.

  • 0bsessions

    Fortunately, there’s no Joker involvement (I’m of the mind of No Hamill, no sale as well). It’s basically Ra’s getting ahold of some of Batman’s intel and utilizing it to take down the JLA.

  • Duder

    Yet…they aren’t using the old versions of the characters.  Note Cyborg, Hal Jordan and a secret ID-less Flash, so that viewers can pretend it’s either Wally or Barry.
    So it’s updated.  And as others have said, DC only began making plans for a reboot in late 2010.  The plan wasn’t approved until early 2011, which is why so many creative changes started taking place in February/March.

  • Duder

    Excited to see this, and the voice cast is top-notch.  Consider one Blu-Ray copy sold.

    Keep in mind people – this a loose adaptation of Tower of Babel.  It’s about someone creating an anti-JLA team using Batman’s plans.  Hence the title “Doom”.

    As in…”Legion of”.

  • Patrick Gerard

    McDuffie wrote the script for this.

  • 0bsessions

    Also a good point. To be perfectly honest, I can’t for the life of me remember what that story had to do with language.