Justice League: War is the second installment in the DC Animated Movie Universe. It was released on February 4, 2014.
When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel, “Justice League: Origin,” by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glance into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”
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- Jason O'Mara as Bruce Wayne/Batman
- Alan Tudyk as Clark Kent/Superman
- Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman
- Justin Kirk as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
- Christopher Gorham as Barry Allen/The Flash
- Shemar Moore as Victor Stone/Cyborg
- Zach Callison as Billy Batson
- Steve Blum as Darkseid
- Bruce Thomas as Desaad
- Dee Bradley Baker as Parademons
- Rocky Carroll as Silas Stone
- Ioan Gruffudd as Thomas Morrow
- Melique Berger as Sarah Charles
- Georgie Kidder as Freddy Freeman
- Kimberly Brooks as Darla
- Richard McGonagle as President Julian
- George Newbern as Steve Trevor
- Hynden Walch as Hannah Grace
- The film is based on the graphic novel, “Justice League: Origin,” released in 2012 by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee.
- Superman and Green Lantern fight in a building with a Lexcorp sign in front of it, and then Superman throws Lantern into a Lexcorp truck.
- Virgil Hawkins and Tye Longshadow from Young Justice can be seen at the football game in the beginning.
- The Wonder Woman effigy that the protester is seen hanging sports her New 52 design. Incidentally, there are also similarities to Watchmen, where a protester is seen holding a Superman-like effigy.
- Freddy Freeman and Darla Dudley appear as Billy's foster brother and sister.
- One of the scientists early on is basically Dr. Sterling Roquette as a brunette. Likewise, one of the others is future supervillain T.O. Morrow.
- When they're being lauded in the ending, the speaker stumbles over what to call them before settling on "Superfriends", prompting an argument about what to name their group.
- Batman being mistaken for a vampire, which he was in the Batman Vampire trilogy.
- Shazam's name suggestion for their team is "Super Seven", a name used in the (pre-New 52) Elseworlds issues Adventures of Superman Annual #6 and Superboy Annual (vol. 4) #1.
- The heroes aren't well-liked to begin with, in part because of the massive collateral damage they cause; aside from the Flash, most of them can't be bothered to check themselves. An alien invasion warms the public to them. The heroes in general aren't respected by the public they save.
- A protester rants about the heroes causing $100 million in damage yearly as part of the reason they need to go
- At the beginning of the movie, there is a boy named Max who looks just like Garfield Logan from season 1 of Young Justice. The only difference is Max's blonde hair, as opposed to Garfield's red hair.
- There are some effects of The Flashpoint Paradox still in effect
- The Justice League didn't exist until this film.
- Green Lantern is a rookie, as his constructs fade without his undivided attention.
- Batman was still considered to be a superstition by Gotham.
- Victor Stone is just becoming Cyborg.
- Arthur Curry has yet to become Aquaman.
- Shazam is back to just being Billy Batson.
- Superman and Wonder Woman begin a romance, instead of having relationships with Lois Lane and Steve Trevor like in the previous timeline.
- Oddly, Batman and Flash act like they never met each other before; despite the fact Flash delivered Thomas Wayne/Flashpoint Batman's letter to him at the end of the previous film.