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Flashpoint Paradox Week: DVD/Blu-Ray Review

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Flashpoint Paradox Week on ToonBarn has been a blast! We hope you liked the interviews and articles we posted celebrating last Tuesday’s DVD/Blu-Ray release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox from Warner Bros Home Entertainment. ToonBarn wants to thank everyone at Warner Bros Home Entertainment, especially Gary Miereanu (@SuperPRGuy), for inviting us to join them for the interview session, the panel, and the screening for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

We also want to thank all the talented people we interviewed, including Jay Oliva (Director), Jim Krieg (Writer), Andrea Romano (Casting/Voice Director), Cary Elwes (Aquaman), C. Thomas Howell (Professor Zoom), and Sam Daly (Superman). You are all top class professionals and you’ve provided the fans with an awesomely entertaining movie. Thank you so much!

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Jim Krieg Interview

Jim Krieg, writer of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, talks to ToonBarn at SDCC 2013

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is based on a story in the “Flashpoint” comic book crossover story arc published by DC Comics. Consisting of a core limited series and a number of tie-in titles, the storyline premiered in May 2011. The core miniseries was written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kubert. In its conclusion, Flashpoint radically changes the status quo for the DC Universe leading into the publisher’s 2011 relaunch, The New 52.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Jay Oliva Interview

Jay Oliva, Director of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, talks to ToonBarn at SDCC 2013

After talking to Jay Oliva (Director of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) for a little while, you get the sense that behind the filmmaker face he shows most of the time, there is a raging DC Fanboy underneath. As we saw in the interviews with Nathan Fillion in our first story for Flashpoint Paradox Week on ToonBarn, he was a fan BEFORE he became a participant. The same is true with Jay Oliva. They had all been introduced to this DC Universe when they were kids, reading comics, watching cartoons, having imaginary battles between heroes and villains, and have now matured into adults that can create new stories for these amazing characters.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Sam Daly Interview

ToonBarn's Marc Morrell talks to Sam Daly about his role as Superman on Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Getting to play the part of Superman is a very prestigious position to be in for anyone involved with acting or voice acting. There are so few people who have had the chance to be Superman, in all of his 75 years as a DC Character. You’re all probably thinking of those actors now, as we speak. So, you can imagine that the chances of having a father and son who have BOTH played Superman would be quite low. Even a .000001 chance is enough, apparently.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Andrea Romano Interview

ToonBarn's Marc Morrell interviews Casting and Voice Director, Andrea Romano, at SDCC 2013, for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

From all the people we have spoken to at San Diego Comic-Con, particularly those involved in the animation industry, the most popular name on everyone’s lips is Andrea Romano. When a voice actor has someone to thank, it’s the “brilliant” Casting and Voice Director, Andrea Romano. When it comes to the amount of praise that is bestowed upon any one person, Andrea Romano receives the most. She didn’t pay these people to say these things, and she doesn’t ever ask for praise. She is simply the most genuine, most respected, most gifted Voice Director that the industry has ever seen. I want to work for her, simply to watch her work her magic, and I am far from being a voice actor. Yes, my friends, she is THAT good.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Cary Elwes Interview

Cary Elwes talks to ToonBarn about Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at SDCC 2013

Cary Elwes plays Aquaman in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, but it’s not the Aquaman who we grew up watching. This Aquaman, along with his fellow Atlanteans, is in the middle of a war with Wonder Woman’s Amazons. A war that Aquaman declared himself, due to circumstances that we don’t want to get into because it may spoil some of the story. This Aquaman is always strong, but you can tell he is conflicted in some way, although he keeps his feelings hidden deep down.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: C. Thomas Howell Interview

C. Thomas Howell talks about his role as Professor Zoom on Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at SDCC 2013

They call him Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash, and Eobard Thawne. He is the nemesis of The Flash/Barry Allen because he also has the ability to utilize the Speed Force. He is also the main supervillain in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. And he is played by a rookie to the animation field. But, certainly not a rookie actor. Very few actors have as many titles in movies and TV attached to their name (160) as C. Thomas Howell.

If you’ve been paying attention to movies and TV over the last 30 years, you’ve seen C. Thomas Howell in everything from The Outsiders, Red Dawn and Soul Man, to his more recent roles on The Amazing Spider-Man, Southland, and Criminal Minds. My favorite was The Hitcher. That movie scared the crap out of me.

Welcome to Flashpoint Paradox Week on ToonBarn!

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Well, the day has finally arrived! For those of you who weren’t able to go to San Diego Comic-Con, TODAY is the first time Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has ever been available on DVD or Blu-Ray. I highly recommend Blu-Ray, if you weren’t already leaning in that direction. Some of you may have already downloaded the movie from iTunes, when it became available on the digital format on July 19th (or 20th, depending on your timezone).

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