While maybe not quite exciting as the Star Wars trailer, Warner Bros. Home Video has unveiled the trailer for its next direct-to-video DC Comics title Justice League: Gods & Monsters. The animated film comes from producer/animator Bruce Timm and blends the DC Universe with Greek myth, offering up an alternate reality in which the Justice League enjoys totalitarian rule, Batman is the vampiric Man-Bat, Zod is Superman’s father, and Wonder Woman is the spawn of Ares, God of War.
Directed by Sam Liu (Batman: Year One), the movie is based on an original story by Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett (The Batman) and features the voices of Michael C. Hall as Batman, Benjamin Bratt as Superman, Tamara Taylor (Bones) as Wonder Woman, Jason Isaacs as Lex Luthor, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lois Lane, and C. Thomas Howell as Dr. Will Magnus.
I’m not incredibly familiar with Warner Bros.’ line of DC animated films, but they seem to do well and, at the very least, keep things interesting by introducing twists on the superheroes as in Gods and Monsters.
Check out the Justice League: Gods & Monsters trailer below, and click here for our review of the latest DC animated title, Batman vs. Robin. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on July 28th.
Here’s the synopsis for Justice League: Gods & Monsters:
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, Batman and Wonder Woman 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?