Back in August, advanced box art for this month's "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies," teased another upcoming DC Comics feature "Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths"—a title with far-reaching fan implications.
Now, it seems Warner Bros. is ready to shed additional light on the project, with new screens featuring a "good" Lex Luthor, a fully stocked JLA and Batman's alternate-universe doppelganger, Owlman.
Written by Justice League alumni Dwayne McDuffie and Bruce Timm serving as executive producer, the feature borrows themes from DC's "Crisis On Infinite Earths" and Grant Morrison's "JLA: Earth 2" storylines with a heroic version of Lex Luthor traveling from a parallel Earth to enlist the aid of the Justice League in thwarting their evil counterparts, The Crime Syndicate. Owlman stands out as the most notable foe, apparently putting "the balance of all existence in peril" according to Warner Bros.
The feature's voice cast will include stars Mark Harmon ("NCIS") as Superman, James Woods ("Ghosts of Mississippi") as Owlman, Chris Noth ("Sex and the City, Law & Order") as Lex Luthor, William Baldwin ("Dirty Sexy Money") as Batman, Gina Torres ("Serenity," "Firefly") as Super Woman and Bruce Davison ("X-Men") as the President.
"Crisis On Two Earths" follows a host of other direct-to-disc releases including "Wonder Woman," "Green Lantern: First Flight," and the aforementioned "Public Enemies" feature. It remains to be seen if the latest animated adventure will have continuity ties to any of its predecessors, but judging from these images, it seems to be an aesthetic possibility.
While there's no word on an official release date, the tentative Spring 2010 timeline gives fans an idea of when they should start brushing up on their "Crisis" history.
Does a trip to Earth-2 sound like your kind of destination? What do you think of DC's expanding new animated universe? Draw some parallels in the comments.