The First Footage of Justice League Action Has Finally Hit the Web

Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 1:02PM
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Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 1:02PM
The First Footage of Justice League Action Has Finally Hit the Web
DC fans thought they were in for a treat when they heard Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy would be returning to reprise the roles of Batman and the Joker in the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke. Even though that particular project looks like it could turn out to be a real bummer now, it was also announced that the two would be involved in something even better: Justice League Action, a brand new, ongoing DCU cartoon series to premiere on Cartoon Network.

The series was announced months ago after a picture of a poster for the series at one of Warner Bros.' Burbank offices was leaked on the internet. Ever since, fans have been wondering what approach the show would take. Would it be more like the Justice League Unlimited series, something akin to the animated universe that began with Batman: The Animated Series? Or would it be an absurdist parody of more serious superhero cartoons, such as Teen Titans Go!?

Well now fans have their answer, as the first footage for the series has been released following the show's panel at SDCC.

It would seem from this sizzle reel that the show will likely implement a lot of humor, some of which may be somewhat absurd, such as that featured in Teen Titans Go!. That makes sense, as weird and absurd humor is featured heavily in most of Cartoon Network's lineup (Adventure Time, Regular Show, etc.). However, there's certainly a lot of action in there as well, and the impression the footage leaves you with seems to be that there's going to be actual conflict and stakes in this series, which will undoubtedly come as a relief to those who aren't the biggest fans of Teen Titans Go!.

DC fans will likely be overjoyed to see Lobo, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Braniac, Firestorm, Mongul, Solomon Grundy, Blue Beetle, Harley Quinn, Vixen, and more than a handful of other classic DC characters in the footage. It does indeed seem that the show will take the same approach as Justice League Unlimited and feature a rotating cast of DC characters, though it's easy to see from the footage that the style of storytelling will likely be quite different from the style of Unlimited.

While the Bruce Timm animated universe will likely always remain the pinnacle of DC Animation's achievements, it's safe to say that this new footage has us pretty excited for Justice League Action. With the DCEU just kicking off, there's never been a better time to start hooking younger viewers on the superheroes of the DC Universe.
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