‘Justice League’ Animated Series Coming to Cartoon Network with Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy

Justice League Action
Courtesy of Cartoon Network

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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  1. Martysturgis says:

    Why only 11 minutes???? Secondly, this is a slap in the face to face to fans. This appears to be on the level akin to “Teen Titans Go”. Justice League andJustice League unlimited were spectacular. We waited all this time for grade school animation. They could’ve picked up where Justice League Unlimited left off. Now they ruin it as they ruined Teen Titans when they relaunched it as Teen Titans Go! They should just rebroadcast old Superfriend reruns.

  2. Jacob Gowans says:

    How about finishing Young Justice, Cartoon Network?

  3. Shane says:

    Thanks for getting my hopes up just to crush them, another pointless super hero cash in that will add nothing interesting or compelling. I really wish they would make another justice league or young justice that was taking it’s self serious and tried to cater to a more serious audience.

  4. It’s a bit disappointing, but nothing could live up to the team of Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Dan Riba on Superman, Batman, and Justice League of late 90’s, early 00’s. But they have to introduce these core characters to a new generation of kids every decade or so, and that’s something I believe in.

  5. drazen says:

    11 min only? Wtf will that accomplish. No story, no plot. There probably be more plot in Dora the explorer.

  6. Marie says:

    I thought Mark retired from voicing Joker?

    • The Casual Viewer says:

      He’s come out of retirement. In fact, his next performance as The Joker is the adaptation of The Killing Joke.

      By the way, Kevin Conway is going to be in that one too.

  7. Chattty One says:

    Thank heavens they are trying something more old school looking. The more serious style fans have had the reigns for tv long enough. Time to try a different way. Teen Titans Go isn’t really my thing either, but it helped give us a show like this, I’ll thank it for everything! And besides the serious style get three movies out per year, they can afford to share the tv spotlight for this incarnation.

    Let’s have some super hero fun again on tv.

  8. Why the hell would Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill agree to be a part of something that is so obviously below the standards of their previous work. Animation style is trash compared to the 90’s – early 00′, and I’m sure the plot’s are going to be so incredibly childish. If anything, bring back Batman: The Animated Series.Then kids will learn what a good cartoon show is instead of being exposed to the garbage that plagues Cartoon Network.

  9. Serg says:

    I am afraid of what is going to come out. I waited years for Teen Titans to come back, and they turned it into a kid’s show for children who are amused by barf and fart jokes. Bring back Young Justice for a Season 3. That show was amazing, the story it was trying to tell was simply massive.

  10. OH MAN SO MUCH HYPE says:

    please make a young justice similar show and make it 15+ minutes long!!

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