Justice League Mortal (2007)
In 2007, Mad Max director George Miller set to work on the first ever JLA movie, titled Justice League Mortal. It would have featured DJ Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman, Adam Brody as Flash, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter. Jay Baruchel was the villainous Maxwell Lord. Sadly, the production was cancelled due to the Hollywood writers’ strike.
DC Animated Movies Universe (2008 – )
Beginning with Justice League: The New Frontier in 2008, many DC animated straight-to-DVD movies have been released, most based on classic comic book storylines. The line-ups and interpretations of the League vary with each film. DCAU stars Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly and George Newbern often pop up, as do new favourites such as Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and Rosario Dawson.
Injustice Video Games (2013 – )
The smash-hit video game Injustice and its sequel are set in a dystopian version of the DC universe in which Superman has become a cruel totalitarian leader, after the death of Lois Lane. The Justice League is split between Superman’s supporters (including Wonder Woman) and Batman’s ragtag rebel group. Many DCAU voice stars feature, along with the likes of Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin and Neal McDonough.
The LEGO Movie Universe (2014 – )
LEGO Batman might have been the breakout star of The LEGO Movie and got his own vehicle in The LEGO Batman Movie, but the LEGO Justice League also put in memorable appearances in both movies. Channing Tatum voiced Superman, Cobie Smulders portrayed Wonder Woman and Jonah Hill is Green Lantern and Adam DeVine is Flash.
Justice League Action (2016 -)
After the DCAU disappeared from our screens, other DC animated TV shows have since featured the Justice League. These include The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice (which focussed on the League’s sidekicks). Finally, a new Justice League-orientated show arrived in 2016’s Justice League Action. Fast and funny, Action features Kevin Conroy’s Batman heading a cast including Rachel Kimsey and Jason J. Lewis.
DCEU’s Justice League (2017 -)
And, after decades of TV and animated movie adaptations, the Justice League have finally arrived on the big screen. Following on from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman recruit Ezra Miller’s Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg to save the world in the wake of Superman’s (Henry Cavill)’s death in Justice League, in cinemas now.
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