Justice League: Gods & Monsters
Justice League: Gods & Monsters, based on the sneak peek, sounds like a refreshing take on the DCU original animated movies in that it’s a new concept by Bruce Timm. Unfortunately, it’s also promised to be incredibly violent, and it has a vampire Batman, so it could be a mixed bag. Still, new (instead of adapting an existing comic) will be appreciated. Here’s the trailer for the movie, coming out July 28:
It’s described as follows:
Witness 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 (Benjamin Bratt), Batman (Michael C. Hall), and Wonder Woman (Tamara Taylor) deal brute force in the name of justice. From the creative genius of executive producer Bruce Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett comes an original story where the world’s greatest triumvirate of super heroes has distinctly different origins. 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. They are as likely the world’s saviors as Earth’s despotic rulers. 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?
Additional voices include Paget Brewster as Lois Lane, Jason Isaacs as Lex Luthor, and C. Thomas Howell as Dr. Will Magnus. Sam Liu (Batman: Year One) directed Justice League: Gods & Monsters from an original story by Bruce Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett, who also wrote the screenplay.
Like Batman vs. Robin, there will be a limited edition figure version as well:
The special features on Blu-ray include:
“Alternate Realities: Infinite Possibilities”, which “explores the various attempts by writers to have a little fun and tinker with the characters, resulting in exceptional storytelling that posed thought-provoking questions to audiences.”
“Calculated Risks: The Making of Gods and Monsters”, about Timm and Burnett answering the question “What haven’t we seen before?”
“The New Gods” is a repeat of a 2010 documentary about Jack Kirby’s characters.