19 Apr 2013

DC And Pixar Hear Voices

Courtesty of DC.

I cannot be counted among the fans of the DC crossover event Flashpoint. Least of all because, in the end, it gave us the New 52, a boondoggle of a relaunch that pretty much gutted my picklist. The only "thing" that was interesting about the alternate timeline was the Atlantian/Amazonian war, which as someone who has spent years studying Greek Mythology, is a fun (and not entirely unprecedented) concept.

So, when it was announced that the DC Animated Movies would be wasting an entry on Flashpoint, I was disappointed but not surprised. It was Geoff Johns brain-child, and what he says goes in the DCU nowadays. Earlier in the week, they announced the full title, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and the voice cast for the film, and it will at least be saved by its cast. Returning, yet again, to the roles they inhabit so very well, will be Kevin Conroy as Batman, Dana Delany as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, and Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman. Usual Superman Tim Daly will be replaced by his son, Sam, and Justin Chambers will be filling in for Michael Rosenbaum as the Flash (possibly justified as Rosenbaum played Wally West, and Flashpoint features Barry Allen). New to the cast will be Kevin McKidd as the alternate timeline Batman, meaning Conroy will be featured limitedly. Also new will be Michael B. Jordan as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell as Professor Zoom, Cary Elwes as Aquaman (awesome), Danny Huston as General Sam Lane, and Ron Perlmanas Slade Wilson (also awesome).

Pixar has also announced the full cast of Monsters University. Joining returning cast members Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Bonnie Hunt (making her sixth Pixar film appearence, the most other then John Ratzenberger) and Steve Buscemi, and the previously announced Dave Foley, Helen Mirren, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Peter Sohn, will be Frank Oz, Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Sean P. Hayes, Tyler Labine, Beth Behrs, Charlie Day, Aubrey Plaza and Alfred Molina. Kelsey Grammer will replace James Coburn (due to his death) as Henry J. Waternoose III, and as always Ratzenberger will play a role, possibly reprising the role of the Abomible Snowman from the original.

Pixar has also announced that Peter Docter's (Toy Story 3) next film, Inside Out (the previously untitled feature taking place within the human mind) will be released in the summer of 2015, nestled between the Avengers 2 and the J.J. Abrams Star Wars relaunch. A release in June also means Pixar will have two 2015 releases, with Finding Dory following along behind in November. Despite all this news, there have still not been any major announcements concerning next May's release, The Good Dinosaur.

Pixar, I'll say it to you the same as I say it to everyone else: I want my dinosaur!

Via ComicsAlliance, /Film, and The Mary Sue.

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