Fans have been drooling for a Superman/Batman live action movie for a while, well in September the next best thing will be released to a store near you. The amazing Bruce Timm is gracing us with yet another animated movie, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
This direct to DVD movie is based on the Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness comic book of the same name. The basic premise is Superman and Batman are framed by President Lex Luthor for thehappening of an oncoming Kryptonite asteroid. The two heroes must foil Luthor’s plans by calling upon their super-powered allies.
The style of animation is very similar to that of the comic book, which its always great to see different styles of animation. As a special treat we get the voice acting of Tim Daly as Superman, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor. Daly originally voiced the man of steel, but did not reprise the role in the Justice League series. Conroy has voiced Batman from Batman to the Justice League series, even lending his voice to the new video game Arkham Asylum. Brown will reprise his role as Lex Luthor who he played on Superman and Justice League Series.
This will be Bruce Timm’s sixth direct to DVD DC movie in a row, which they seem to be getting better. I thoroughly enjoyed the most recent release Wonder Woman, hopefully the Green Lantern and Superman/Batman movies will be as good if not better. You can purchase Superman/Batman: Public Enemies on September 29, 2009 and Green Lantern: First Flight will be released July 28, 2009.