Justice League truly became popular among the 90’s millennial kids and is still revered and held sacred by them only because of the animated adventures of the League in Cartoon Network. I still remember the time when I would return from school eager to catch the latest episode of Justice League: The Animated Series and later Justice League Unlimited(I forgot to grow up. Bite Me!!). Watching my favorite DC superheroes slay the guilty and put the evil behind bars and save the innocent bystanders from a flaming truck or a gas rig explosion was the highest point of the day during my childhood. I did not do meth or cocaine, I had the Justice League. In a way, it saved a lot of children like me. The 90s were a tough time to grow up. Justice League made it a little bit easier.
But like all good things, Justice League came to an end and all we got after that were stupid reruns. Back then we did not know an animated series can be renewed to have multiple seasons. The savages deceived us!!! But by the time we realized the deception, we had outgrown our pajamas and stepped into the adulthood trap.
Now what would you say if your greatest Childhood fantasy came back to life? How would you react if we say that you could relive the best moments of your life again? What will you do if we say that there might be the possibility of a movie of the Justice League the animated series?!?!
The recent DC Extended Universe venture was Justice League which was released on November 17 this year. But it was a mixed bag of emotions. The audience loved it. The wretched critics loved to hate it. Guess the only thing to satiate their childish demands would be something generic and kid friendly. As the DCEU likes to keep it real and adheres to a strict code of symbolism, it cannot give them something as “Disneyfied” as Marvel. So renewing a universally acclaimed animated series into n animated movie to reinvigorate the fans about the DC legends makes sense.
We have good news people.
The twitter account @AnimatedJL created quite the storm among hardcore comic book lovers and fans of the animated series when they asked the fanbase if they desired for a reunion film of a sort for the original animated members of the League.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to all the original cast members of the animated Justice League series and all of them agreed to a common sentiment – an animated Justice League movie is the need of the hour. Of them, Susan Eisenberg, the original voice actor for Wonder Woman in the series was the most vocal for a follow-up the movie:
“Well, selfishly, I’d love to explore the relationship between Bruce and Diana a bit more, and I know there are some wonderbat fans out there who feel the same way,” Eisenberg told THR. “But mostly, 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!”
The animated series did not just receive widespread critical applause but it helped create a fanbase as hardcore and loyal as one can be. The series was praised for its experimental tone and genre-shattering storytelling never before seen in animated history in general.
The series infused new life into superheroes made them more relatable and more realistic and showed the audiences that it wasn’t just the bad guy ending up in jail and the good guy ending up with the girl at the end of the day. It helped us realize superheroes can be complicated too. Something the present generation of new age generic crap seriously lacks.
Not to mention that #AndreaRomano said LIVE on my radio show that she would come out to retirement to direct it!!! Maybe we could even convince @HamillHimself to join in on the project!! pic.twitter.com/9UnQKxuGCz
— Geek To Me Radio (@GeekToMeRadio) December 1, 2017
Kevin Conroy, the one true king of the Bat Mantle, who voiced Batman in JL and JLU had this to say:
“The challenge for me playing the complicated character of Batman is his sense of isolation and inability to connect to others.” Conroy added, “Especially in playing him in the team setting of the Justice League, there’s a real contradiction there.”
Superman aka The Man of Steel’s voice George Newbern also gave a touching reply:
“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,”
While the voice of Jon Stewart k the Green Lantern in JL and JLU had this to say:
Michael Rosenbaum, the one true Lex Luthor of Smallville who also voiced the character in the animated series gave a fitting response that ringed with every fan of the franchise:
“Why it was prematurely canceled always baffled me. I’d be honored and grateful to be a part of any sort of reunion with all the beautiful people associated with this show.”
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