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Matthew Mercer Talks Hourman In New “Justice Society: World War II” Interview Clip

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially released an interview clip featuring actor Matthew Mercer, who portrays Hourman in the Justice Society: World War II animated feature, the next installment of the 2021 DC Universe Movie line-up. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the animated feature will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. Here, Mercer chats about Hourman’s unique powers, his place within the dynamic of the Justice Society of America and within the plot itself, and his personal appreciation for Hourman’s specific characteristics and background. The original animated feature finds The Flash thrust back to World War II where he meets a group of superheroes. Continue below for more.


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Justice Society: World War II as follows:

Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller.

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Justice Society: World War II, the second 2021 title from the DC Universe Movie line, will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates and Justice Society: World War II coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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“Justice League Infinity” Digital-First Mini-Series Slated For Summer 2021 From DC Comics

Justice League Infinity, a digital-first comics series spun-out of the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, will launch May 2021 from DC Comics. The seven-issue series will be written by James Tucker and J.M. DeMatteis. with artwork provided by Ethen Beavers. Justice League Infinity #1 will debut digital-first on May 13, 2021, available across assorted digital comic retailers, followed by a subsequent print edition, which will hit traditional comic book store on July 6, 2021. News of this title first appeared April 21, 2021 via official retailer channels, which The World’s Finest was able to eventually confirm independently.

While more issue-specific details are to come, DC Comics did provide the following description for the upcoming comic mini-series:

From the producer of Justice League Unlimited James Tucker and series writer JM DeMatteis comes an all-new season starring the World’s Greatest Heroes! There is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out one the furthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but multiple!

The series will follow a similar trajectory to the current Batman: The Adventures Continue comic series, also published in digital and print by DC Comics, which features new stories which take place in the DC Animated Universe continuity. Justice League Infinity will feature stories taking place after the final episode of the Justice League Unlimited animated series, again similar to Batman: The Adventures Continue. This mini-series also slated to be the first of multiple volumes, with future series expected.

The first digital issue of Justice League Infinity is priced at $1.99US, and will be 10 pages in length. The 20-page print issue #1, which collects the first two digital issues, is priced at $3.99US. To clarify further, the digital-first run of Justice League Infinity will consist of 14 issues (or “chapters”), while the print edition will run for seven, with each print issue collecting two digital issues.

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“Justice Society: World War II” Interview Clip With Actor Omid Abtahi Released

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially released an interview clip featuring actor Omid Abtahi, who portrays Hawkman in the Justice Society: World War II animated feature, the next installment of the 2021 DC Universe Movie line-up. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the animated feature will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. The original animated feature finds The Flash thrust back to World War II where he meets a group of superheroes. Watch the clip below.


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Justice Society: World War II as follows:

Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller.

Check out The World’s Finest on YouTube for additional Justice Society: World War II videos.

Justice Society: World War II, the second 2021 title from the DC Universe Movie line, will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates and Justice Society: World War II coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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New “Justice Society: World War II” Videos, Images, Commentary Released By Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially released a new video clip and images from Justice Society: World War II animated feature, the next installment of the 2021 DC Universe Movie line-up. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the animated feature will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. The studio also provided abbreviated written coverage of the Justice Society: World War II panel, hosted virtually by WonderCon. Continue below for more.


Justice Society: World War II made a huge splash at WonderCon@Home this past weekend, celebrating the film’s upcoming release with a star-studded virtual panel that featured fascinating conversations, animated clips, still images and some intriguing new information about the all-new film.

The 45-minute panel began with a chat between the filmmaking team – supervising producer Butch Lukic (Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Constantine: City of Demons), director Jeff Wamester (Guardians of the Galaxy TV series), and co-screenwriters Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, DC Super Hero Girls) and Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon). Then the conversation transitioned to the actors, featuring Stana Katic (the voice of Wonder Woman), Matt Bomer (Barry Allen/The Flash), Elysia Rotaru (Black Canary), Omid Abtahi (Hawkman), Chris Diamantopoulos (Steve Trevor), Armen Taylor (Jay Garrick/The Flash), Liam McIntyre (Aquaman) and Geoff Arend (Charles Halstead/Advisor). Publicist Gary Miereanu moderated the festivities.

Some of the illuminating soundbites included:




Meghan Fitzmartin, co-screenwriter, on creating an ensemble film:
“I grew up following a bunch of super hero teams, like Justice League, and one of the things I always found fascinating was how a big ensemble group means you get to play off these different emotional pieces. If you were doing a film about one particular character, it’s only about their journey and how that one person is affected. Whereas with an ensemble group, while Wonder Woman is our leader and the driving force, you get to see how her decisions are affecting everyone else on the team, and all the emotional spaces that each of these characters are existing in.”

Jeremy Adams, co-screenwriter, also on the tricks to creating an effective ensemble film:
“As a viewer, you always want to have some sort of story arc for all the characters, and a reason for why they’re there. That way they’re not just watching inconsequential automatrons. That grounds the movie, and anchors us in believing in the stakes and believing in the adventure that they’re going on. That’s always the challenge, and thank goodness we have Jeff (Wamester) and Butch (Lukic) that have a grand overview and can keep us all in our lanes.”

Butch Lukic, supervising producer, on which JSA characters made it into the film:
“Wildcat was always one of my favorites, but not every character fit. Green Lantern Alan Scott was one that didn’t necessarily work within this story, and Wildcat’s background is similar to Black Canary’s background. Plus having Barry Allen and Steve Trevor being part of this story kind of outweighed having the other characters. So it really came down to which characters best served this particular story. Hopefully if there are future iterations of the JSA, we can include those other characters.”

Chris Diamantopoulos, voice of Steve Trevor, on the collaborative process of an animated film:
“It’s a testament to the way this whole process is done that we were able to pull off an ensemble performance, and it certainly plays in the movie. The interplay between the characters, the comedy and the drama all plays so beautifully – and what’s especially astounding about that is we all recorded separately. It’s certainly a credit to the writing, because the story and dialogue was woven together so well, but really it’s a testament to Wes (Gleason) and Butch (Lukic), who directed us – they had such a smart way of making sure that each of our lines would weave into the next line. And it does. When you watch this film, it’s like we were all hanging out together for six months, and I wish we were!”

Matt Bomer, on relating to the Barry Allen journey:
“Having been through the past year, certain aspects of Barry’s journey really resonated with me. At the start of the film, he’s so distracted trying to balance a hundred different things. He’s kind of a workaholic – he just can’t let go of it, and over the course of the film, through Diana and Steve’s relationship, and through his experience with the Justice Society, he’s able to really relax enough to learn to enjoy the present moment. I would say if there’s a positive takeaway from the past several months, it’s that we’ve gotten to slow down and be with the people we love, and spend some quality time with them and not be distracted by hundreds of other things.”

Armen Taylor, voice of Jay Garrick, on his personal connection to the film:
“My grandfather loved the Golden Age era of comics, and he was in high school when World War II broke out. So I got him on the phone and he was like ‘Oh yeah, I read all of those,” and started relating his memories of all the characters. Getting to hear from one of the first people to consume these stories, and his impressions of the characters, helped me to understand the expectations of an original Jay Garrick fan – from seven decades ago. And that was cool.”



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Justice Society: World War II, the second 2021 title from the DC Universe Movie line, will be available on Digital starting April 27, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates and Justice Society: World War II coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two” Hits Digital May 2021, Print June 2021, From DC Comics

DC Comics has announced that Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two, the sequel comic series based on Batman: The Animated Series, will be available on digital starting in May 2021, followed by a print edition in June 2021. Co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton and coloring by Monica Kubina, the series will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures, the latter era of Batman: The Animated Series. Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two follows the successful first volume of Batman: The Adventures Continue, which continued to explore the animated world of Batman. Continue below for further press details and artwork from the series.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II
Uncovers an Ancient Gotham City Legend:
The Court of Owls

Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina
return for a second incredible season of Batman: The Adventures Continue!


Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Are there mysterious claw marks on brick buildings in your neighborhood? Who would you call to investigate? The GCPD…or Batman?

From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series and 2020’s hit comic book series Batman: The Adventures Continue comes an all-new season set in this seminal animated world! Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina return to comics for Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II, launching in print on June 1!

Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: The Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill…and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight? Will the clues lead Batman to an ancient Gotham City legend?

Who else besides Boston Brand will materialize in this new season of Batman: The Adventures Continue?

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II arrives in comic shops on June 1 with a cover by Riley Rossmo and a card stock variant cover by Andrew MacLean. Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II will have digital chapters publishing biweekly beginning May 6 on participating platforms.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II #1
Written by: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Art by: Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina
Cover by: Riley Rossmo
Card stock variant cover by: Andrew MacLean
ON SALE 6/1/2021 (digital chapters begin on 5/6)
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

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