Cartoon Network is bringing back a duo as well-known as Batman and the Joker themselves. Their new quarter hour animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, titled Justice League Action, will feature iconic DC Entertainment characters- two of them being voiced by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. Hamill will return as The Joker to Conroy’s Batman/Bruce Wayne; a character Conroy hasn’t voiced in an ongoing animated series since 2006 with the end of Justice League Unlimited. This is Cartoon Network’s first DC Comics-based franchise series to be launched since, and most likely spurred on by, the immensely successful Teen Titans Go!Other vocal talents will be provided by James Woods as Lex Luthor, and Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold. There are still more cast members to be announced, as Warner Bros. has assured us; quite obviously, since Superman and Wonder Woman are being displayed prominently in promo images for the series but haven’t had their voice actors announced.
Here’s what Justice League Action‘s press release had to say about the series:
“Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.”
The project will see Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) in the role of executive producer, alongside Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as producers. No start date has been revealed, but the return of Conroy and Hamill’s dynamic chemistry, even via cartoon characters, should make it well worth the wait!