Fans and Cast Call for “Justice League” Animated Movie Reunion

Support is building amongst both fans and cast members of the “Justice League” animated series for Warner Bros. to approve a “reunion” movie.

Airing on Cartoon Network from 2001-2006 as first “Justice League” and then “Justice League Unlimited”, the animated series is considered by many fans to be a triumph in so many ways. Not only was the cast amazing, but the animation and stories captured the imagination of a generation of fans who hold out hope for more adventures of their favorite animated DC Superheroes.

“I’m often at Comic-Cons across the country where I get to interact with the audience, and a frequently asked question is why there hasn’t been a Justice League animated movie based on the animated TV series,” Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman) told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s a large and loyal fan base there that you’d think the studio would want to tap into. To me it’s a no-brainer.”

Wonder Woman actress Susan Eisenberg says, “I would just love to see a story where The League is united in its fight of good vs. evil, with some romance and levity thrown in for good measure!”

“There are so many fans that grew up on Justice League on Cartoon Network that seem to want to reboot some sort of movie or limited series,” says Superman actor George Newbern.

Fans have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #JLReunion, petitioning Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to green light some kind of reunion film bringing the cast and characters back together.

Even celebrated animation director Andrea Romano has told the cast she will come out of retirement should a movie materialize.

As fans, we can only hope that Warner Bros. Animation will give the idea serious thought.

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15 Comments on "Fans and Cast Call for “Justice League” Animated Movie Reunion"

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MattComics
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I’m for it but only if there’s less Bat-bias and better treatment of Superman.

sundevil82
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I concur. Many episodes had superman being taken out within the first 5 minutes while at the same time having an almost invincible Batman.

victor4782
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I concur. Its been said often of Bruce Timm being a big Batman fan but a great hater of Superman. STAS had the worst ending of all time as well as having a strange relationship between Batman and Wonder Woman. Maybe because he and Batman have the same name?

Paul Dini is a decent writer and you can probably tell that his writing is loads more considerate of Superman and Batman. If he takes charge, I’d love to see a reunion movie.

NeoRanger
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Timm has made it clear he likes Superman, he just has a preference for Batman. Besides, despite the early problems with Superman in the first season of JL, not only did the guy run a Superman animated show for years (arguably one of the better adaptations of the source material), but the issues with Superman’s involvement in JL were more-or-less ironed out by Season 2.

I will admit, the original finale of the show, before JLU was renewed for a final season, irked me quite a bit.

MattComics
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I think the difference is in STAS he had Paul Dini as a counter balance. On JL and JLU Timm’s preference became painfully obvious. No, he doesn’t hate Superman but he does seem to have a bug where he thinks quote “Superman makes more sense in the 40’s than he does today.” I think the problems with Superman continued into JLU just in a different way. In JL he was a total stiff that would get knocked out so the others could look good. In the second season of JL and JLU he was given a hair-trigger temper I guess… Read more »
jer
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And that preference was cemented home in the very last JLU episode in the battle between Darkseid and Superman who was starting to look good just to have the spotlight taken from him and needing a rescue from Batman denying Superman the glory:(

Super El
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Dwayne McDuffie and Paul Dini were the primary writers that gave Superman respect, and they didn’t make all the others useless like Bruce Timm did with Batman.

Dwayne is gone (RIP) but there is still Paul Dini to treat Superman well.

Mark Millar made a name for himself writing the S:TAS comics, so if he would get involved with this I’d be immensely happy.

jer
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Amen to that, Superman’s power level in Bruce Timm’s animations are/were shamefully LOW in the face of the opposition which made the character come off rather weak struggling with mundane things and people especially when compared to Batman!

Sorry Bruce, not a fan of Superman utilizing a spacesuit and a auqualung nor getting kicked around like he did – either use the character or don’t use him at all.

jer
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Superman is supposed to have superior intellect and intelligence I hope if this project does go through that element of his characters be on display and utilized.

Spidey2878
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If they do have a reunion animated movie, I wonder if the character designs will be the same as it was during the duration of the animated series.

Spidey2878
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I say have Superman be the main hero of this movie. Yes have the other superheros be in the film as well, but superman should be the star. And he shouldn’t be made to be weaker so that another hero can save him.

MattComics
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I would also hope that they would use the JLU designs that they had in the series. the visual identity is part of the show so not having that would make the whole project halfway pointless.

I will say I wouldn’t mind them giving Superman his pompadour back from STAS but whatever they do please do not put those stupid cheekbone lines back on his face from the first season of JL or worse the ones from the animated Death Of Superman.

redcape
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I happen to have the JL box series right in front of me. Would really like to see a reunion.

NeoRanger
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I’m undecided. I love JLU, but I’m not sure how a DCAU movie will make its mark in this day and age. It’s not like some other nostalgic property (Transformers, Thundercats, Power Rangers); despite taking some liberties, the DCAU-verse was very much comic-book based and a lot of some of the cast has consistently reprised their roles in related media since then. The Direct-to-DVD animated films they’ve been making since 2007 have dropped the potential value of a JLU movie as well. Unless they go all-out, secure a considerable amount of cash from WB and go for a proper theatrical… Read more »
The_News_Editor
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As a huge fan of the “Justice League” series, I too would love to see an animated-movie reunion. However, I want to see a bit of realism when it comes to Batman. I love Batman, but as the series went on, the show’s creators gave him unnamed superpowers, like super durability. I saw Batman being violently thrown against a brick wall and walk away like it’s nothing, while in real life he would have gone splat. Or how many times have I seen him jump 20 feet straight in the air. The original idea of Batman was that any person… Read more »