The Justice League and Lex Luthor!

Because everyone loves a good CRISIS, DC Animation is getting into the fun with JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS OF TWO EARTHS which, despite it’s title and creative team, does not continue the Justice League animated TV series.  Sadly, the much rumored “Worlds Collide” script that was never completed for Justice League Unlimited was actually taken out of that continuity and repurposed for this script (World’s Finest has more).

An original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of “Crisis” stories.

Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer.  Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.

In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a “good” Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

All-star voice cast led by Mark Harmon (NCIS) as Superman, James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi) as Owlman, Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law & Order) as Lex Luthor, William Baldwin (Dirty Sexy Money) as Batman, Gina Torres (Serenity, Firefly) as Super Woman and Bruce Davison (X-Men) as the President.

Owlman, from Crisis on Two Earths

Can’t wait to check this one out!  The DC Animation, since it’s lackluster beginning, has really been kicking butt as of late.  In fact, I’d expect a preview of this movie on this month’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies film (check out the trailer here).