Today, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom comes out on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, and has been available on Digital HD since August 14th, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. As a special treat for ToonBarn readers, we are offering a “Preview Sandwich”, where we offer two new preview clips of the movie as the bread, while the meaty inside of the sandwich is made up of 5 interviews with cast and crew of the movie, conducted by ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell from San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
In LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom:
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site, Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Sound the “Trouble Alert” and get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world’s greatest Super-Villains! It’s the next all-new original movie from LEGO® and DC Comics.
One of the secondary themes of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom spotlights Cyborg trying to find his place within the team of older, more experienced super heroes. The clip below features Batman (voice of Troy Baker) giving advice to Cyborg (Khary Payton) on the mindset required to be a super hero — from a distinctly Batmanesque perspective.
In the first of 5 interviews from SDCC in July, John DiMaggio (Lex Luthor) talks about how hectic Comic-Con can be, why he enjoys playing Lex Luthor, and the fraternity of voice actors that mutually admire the work each other has done.
In the following interview, Brandon Vietti (Producer) & Jim Krieg (Writer) talk about the Area 52 joke, which contains a secret that Lex Luthor wants to exploit to defeat the Justice League. They also talk about how great the voice actors are when their comedy can be used to enhance the writing, and Jim gives us some behind the scenes secrets on the making of the film.
In our next interview, Josh Keaton (Green Lantern) talks about dusting off the Green Lantern voice from when he played the character in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He is not able to speculate about whether Green Lantern knew what Lex Luthor was after in Area 52. He also talks about how the voice recordings were handled, since there were so many voice actors in the cast. You might also see a surprise appearance by John DiMaggio at the end (whoops!).
In the next interview, Khary Payton talks about whether he needs to adjust Cyborg’s voice for LEGO or not, compared to the other Cyborg voices he plays. He mentions the Cyborg he plays in this story is a ‘coming of age’ Cyborg story. His favorite power that Cyborg has is when his head comes off his body and flies around.
In our final interview, Troy Baker talks about how doing comedy is hard, so his character is more like Dean Martin, with a bunch of Jerry Lewis’ running around. He confesses that doing LEGO movies are fun to the point it doesn’t feel right to get paid for it, but he’ll keep taking the paychecks, and he admits (using his Batman voice) that Batman knew what Lex Luthor was after in Area 52.
Our last new preview clip features the Justice League in its first encounter with the Legion of Doom. Voices include Troy Baker (Batman), Mark Hamill (Sinestro), Nolan North (Superman), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), James Arnold Taylor (Flash), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Captain Cold).
Hey Kids! Now that you’ve had your fill from our “Preview Sandwich”, let that digest while you convince your parents to pick this movie up today. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom is fun for the whole family! Go get your copy now, and enjoy it with your family and a big bowl of popcorn tonight.