Continuing the pattern of DC Entertainment films, we just got a Batman film in “Batman: Assault on Arkham,” so now it’s time for a Justice League movie.
This one, “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” is the Aquaman new 52 origin to introduce him to the Justice League. I didn’t understand why Aquaman needed to be replaced in “Justice League: War” by Shazam, but Atlantis’ rightful leader gets his due in this feature.
Right away, the animation stands out and even in the quick clip, we see that this is another effort that will definitely earn its PG-13 rating. Not that I have a big problem with it, but it seems a bit counter-intuitive for DC to revamp their universe in an attempt to get younger readers and make their movies so decidedly non-kid-friendly.
Black Manta is also making an appearance, but it looks like the main focus is on Aquaman vs. Ocean Master so that should be fun as that’s not a main comic rivalry we’ve seen outside of the comics too often.
We don’t have a firm release date for it just yet, but you can pre-order it here on Blu-Ray: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)
And on DVD: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (DVD)