A day after the trailer dropped, Warner Home Video has announced a February 4th, 2014 release date for Justice League: War, and released the film’s official description and key package artwork (above). The studio will release the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie to Blu-ray, DVD, and for Digital Download. Justice League: War is an adaptation of the “Justice League: Origin” storyline recently published by DC Comics,” written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, which kicked off the comic publisher’s current ongoing “The New 52″ comic-line initiative. Justice League: War features the formation of the Justice League and the team’s first battle with Darkseid.
The official description is as follows:
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, 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.”
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Justice League: War features the voices of Jason O’Mara (Vegas, Terra Nova), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Justin Kirk (Weeds), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Serenity, Firefly), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Sean Astin (LOTR films), Bruce Thomas (Army of Darkness) and Steve Blum (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Producer is James Tucker and director is Jay Oliva from a script by Heath Corson.