Fans disappointed with the lack of Aquaman in this year’s “Justice League War” — despite his role in the DC Comics story the animated feature was based on — can take comfort in the fact that “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is on the way. TV Guide has new details on Warner Bros. and DC’s latest straight-to-home release project, which shares its name with a recent Geoff Johns-written “Justice League” and “Aquaman” crossover, and is slated to “trace the origin of Aquaman.”
TV Guide distinguishes the animated feature from the comic book by stating this story will focus on the young Arthur Curry, who will be voiced by “90210” and “Star-Crossed” actor Matt Lanter — best known in the voice acting world as Anakin Skywalker on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
“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,” 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 appearing in the voice cast: Jason O’Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (the Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Sam Witwer (Orm) and Sumalee Montano (Mera).
“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is slated for release on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and On Demand early next year.