The last couple of DC animated movies have been…ok. Nothing special, nothing terrible, simply okay. But I’m hoping that the studio is starting to get their groove back lately. Because Batman Vs Robin happened to be a damn good piece of entertainment, that mixed a great story with some even better action.
And that’s what it all comes down to. Story. And when you need somebody to spin a great animated yarn, you call Bruce Timm. Which is exactly what DC and Warner Bros have done for Justice League: Gods and Monsters, which stars a very different and darker trinity of DC heroes as they bring the law to a broken Earth. Here’s the first trailer.
Journey to a divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet — but answers to no one but themselves. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal brute force in the name of justice. In this alternate universe, Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville, the Caped Crusader is not Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman is not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League — but is there a more powerful player operating from the shadows? It’s a high stakes game of intrigue, mystery and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law?
The film stars Benjamin Bratt as Superman, Michael C. Hall as Batman, Tamara Taylor as Wonder Woman and Jason Isaacs as Lex Luthor. DC Animation veteran Sam Liu directs, working from a screenplay written by Alan Burnett and based on a story by Bruce Timm and Burnett. And it looks pretty damn good so far!
Last Updated: April 16, 2015