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‘Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths’ Writer and Cast Interviewed

by on November 19, 2009

The recent print edition of “Life Story: Film Fantasy” magazine has buried in it a feature article on the upcoming “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” animated film from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

The “collectors edition” of this magazine focuses heavily on the “Twilight: New Moon” feature film and the Justice League movie is not mentioned on the cover.

Included in this hidden feature article are preview images, storyboard art and interviews with film writer Dwayne McDuffie and celebrity voice cast Billy Baldwin (Batman), Mark Harmon (Superman), James Woods (Owlman), Gina Torres (Super Woman) and Chris Noth (Lex Luthor).

McDuffie says of the film, “There are so many different continuities for all of the characters in the comics over the many years, that we’re sort of used to seeing Batman and Superman in different contexts, which is fun. But a lot of it, in this particular case, is seeing what the world would be like if they weren’t good people. They’re completely different people who have chosen to use their power for personal gain.”

He adds, “For me, probably the interesting part about this is the rift between Batman and the rest of the group about the responsibilities of the Justice League on our Earth. Our Justice League immediately charges over to the parallel Earth to help out, and Batman stays here, becuase he feels his primary mission is to protect the world he lives in. That was interesting. I like setting up conflicts in the group where both sides actually have a point.”

Interview excerpts from the voice cast in this same magazine are available at Voice Actors in the News.

Note: The publisher of “Life Story: Film Fantasy” magazine does not have an official site where you can preview the magazine and order online. It is available only on newsstands through February 8, 2010 with a cover price of $9.99.

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