Details Revealed for Aquaman-Centric Animated Film

by Alex Yarini
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Despite the fact that Aquaman was not in the DC animated film of this year, “Justice League War” as he was in the comic book version of the story, he will be the star of the new animated movie “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” to be released early next year. TV Guide has new details on Warner Bros. and DC’s latest straight-to-home release film, which shares its name with the recently penned Geoff Johns comic crossover story between “Justice League” and “Aquaman” and is stated to “trace the origin of Aquaman.”

TV Guide has stated in addition that the animated feature will focus on a young Arthur Curry in contrast to how the story played out in the comic book story arc. The new Aquaman will be voiced by Matt Lanter, who has starred in hit TV show “90210” as Liam Court. Getting his big break in voice acting as Anakin Skywalker in the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” that filled in the gap between “Star Wars” Episodes II and III.

Aquaman and his voice actor, Matt Lanter

Aquaman and his voice actor, Matt Lanter

“A lot of times with Aquaman people just focus on his powers and their opinion of them as being lame — which I don’t believe — and that’s all they think of him,” the supervising producer, James Tucker, is quoted. “Hopefully we’ve made him a person in people’s eyes first. And then the powers and the telepathy with fish and all that can be put in perspective.”

Also a part of the movie’s cast will be the returning voices of Jason O’Mara as Batman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as the Flash, Sean Astin as Shazam from “Justice League: War.”  Other noteworthy members of the cast include Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Sam Witwer as Orma nd Sumalee Montano as Aquaman’s better half, Mera. In addition Nathan Fillion will be returning to the character of Hal Jordan, better known as Green Lantern, after portraying him in “Justice League: Doom” and “Green Lantern:Emerald Knights.”

“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is projected to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and On Demand early next year though an exact date has yet to be announced.

Source: Comic Book ResourcesTV Guide

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