Justice League: Gods and Monsters
|Justice League: Gods and Monsters|
File:Justice League Gods vs. Monsters Bluray Cover.jpg|
|Directed by||Sam Liu|
|Screenplay by||Alan Burnett|
|Music by||Frederik Wiedmann|
|Edited by||Christopher D. Lozinski|
|Distributed by||Warner Home Video|
Justice League: Gods and Monsters is an upcoming 2015 direct-to-video animated superhero film featuring the DC Comics superhero team the Justice League and is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, and as a download, on July 28, 2015.
In an alternate universe, the Justice League is a brutal force that maintains order on Earth. Superman is the son of General Zod, who was rocketed to Earth as a child and raised by a family of Mexican immigrants. Batman is Kirk Langstrom, a scientist who has inadvertently transformed himself into a vampire in an attempt to cure his cancer. Wonder Woman is Bekka, who was the bride of the New God Orion. However, the Justice League's unaccountability is challenged by the world's governments following the suspicious deaths of renowned scientists.
- Benjamin Bratt as Zod / Superman
- Michael C. Hall as Kirk Langstrom / Batman
- Tamara Taylor as Bekka / Wonder Woman
- Jason Isaacs as Lex Luthor
- Paget Brewster as Lois Lane
- C. Thomas Howell as Dr. Will Magnus
In the weeks before the debut of the film, a three-part series, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, that will focus on the characters and the universe of the film is scheduled to be released online on Machinima on June 8, 2015. The series is the first collaboration between Warner Bros. and Machinima, following the former's investment of $18 million in Machinima in March 2014. The series is also the first production of Blue Ribbon Content, a digital content production unit of Warner Bros. formed in 2014 and led by president of Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register. A second season of the series will be released in 2016 and feature ten episodes.
Comic book series
A four-issue prequel comic book series written by J. M. DeMatteis and Bruce Timm will be released concurrently with the film. The first issue will focus on Batman and be illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith. The second will focus on Superman and be illustrated by Moritat. Issue three will focus on Wonder Woman and the final issue will detail the formation of the Justice League.
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