Warner Bros has announced Justice League: War, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie, for a release date of February 4th, 2014 on a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, on DVD and as a digital download. Warner Bros has also released the cover art and the official trailer for the movie, which is the first DC animated film to adapt a story from DC Comics’ “New 52″ continuity and the latest effort from Director Jay Oliva (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Warner Bros’ official synopsis for Justice League: War follows:
When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel, “Justice League: Origin,” by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR provides a glance into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR features the voices of Jason O’Mara (Vegas, Terra Nova), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Justin Kirk (Weeds), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory), Serenity, Firefly), Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Sean Astin (LOTR films), Bruce Thomas (Army of Darkness) and Steve Blum (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Producer is James Tucker and director is Jay Oliva from a script by Heath Corson.
Justice League: War is the first of three DC Universe animated movies planned for release in 2014, to be likely followed by Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham in Summer and Fall 2014 respectively. Click here for more coverage of Justice League: War here at Toonzone.