Warner Bros and DC Animation have released the teaser trailer for Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1, a three-part animated film adaption of arguably DC’s greatest comic book story by Marv Wolfman and George Perez from the 1980s.
Everyone knows the story by now but here’s the official synopsis to to refresh our ailing memories:
Death is coming. Worse than death: oblivion. Not just for our Earth, but for everyone, everywhere, in every universe! Against this ultimate destruction, the mysterious Monitor has gathered the greatest team of Super Heroes ever assembled. But what can the combined might of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and hundreds of Super Heroes from multiple Earths even do to save all of reality from an unstoppable antimatter Armageddon?!
The idea for the series stemmed from Marv Wolfman, who thought DC Comics was unfriendly to readers with various versions of characters and conflicting storylines and timelines. His idea for Crisis on Infinite Earths was to merge the multiple Earths of the comic multiverse into one single, coherent timeline. In some cases shifting the origins and nature of some characters, or removing others from the existence entirely.
A character called the Anti-Monitor was introduced and his goal was to destroy the various Earths that comprised the DC Comics. A counter character called The Monitor recruits heroes from around the Multiverse but is murdered, while Brainiac collaborates with the villains to conquer the remaining Earths.
Eventually, both the heroes and villains are eventually united by the Spectre when they all realise that they are all doomed unless they can band together and stop the Anti-Monitor. Crisis on Infinite Earths is noted for its high death count and showing no mercy to some of history’s most beloved characters, including Kara Zor-El (the original Supergirl) and Barry Allen (the Flash).
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1 takes place in the relatively new Tomorrowverse animated style of DC Animation which began in 2020 with Superman: Man of Tomorrow. If there is one thing that DC does know how to do properly, it’s the animated side of things.
All three movies will debut in 2024. I’m looking forward to this. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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