Justice League Action
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Cartoon Network has ordered “Justice League Action,” a new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation based on DC Comics’ iconic team of superheroes, led by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Each episode will be 11 minutes long, following a similar format to Cartoon Network’s other DC-based animated show, “Teen Titans Go,” and will feature a rotating roster of DC Comics heroes, who will battle everything from threats in space to the bizarre forces of magic.

The series will feature the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman, a role he began in the critically-acclaimed “Batman: The Animated Series” in the ’90s and has subsequently reprised in numerous animated shows, films and games, including “Batman Beyond,” the “Batman: Arkham” video game series, and Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network’s previous “Justice League” and “Justice League Unlimited” series, which ran from 2001-2006. Mark Hamill will also return to voice The Joker, with James Woods playing Lex Luthor, and Diedrich Bader portraying Booster Gold.

WB Animation president Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) will executive produce with Butch Lukic (“Justice League,” “Batman Beyond”), Alan Burnett (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and Jim Krieg (“Green Lantern: The Animated Series”) serving as producers.

On the big screen, DC and Warner Bros. will debut “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on March 25, which will feature the first live-action team-up of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), building towards an eventual two-part “Justice League” movie, with Part One slated for release on Nov. 17, 2017 and Part Two coming in 2019. We can also expect standalone DC movies for Wonder Woman, The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Shazam (with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), in addition to “Suicide Squad” (bowing Aug. 5, 2016) and another solo Batman movie that Affleck may also co-write and direct. On the small screen, DC has found success with live-action series “The Flash,” “Arrow” and their spinoff “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” along with “iZombie” on The CW, “Supergirl” on CBS, and “Gotham” and newly-premiered “Lucifer” on Fox.

A release date for “Justice League Action” has yet to be announced.

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