DC’s new animated feature film ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters‘ is set to debut on July 8th on Machinima, but first they’re set to release three 7 minute long shorts which are meant to introduce and establish the new world and the new versions of the iconic heroes Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, among others. The official synopsis of the show is as follows:
“Witness a divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet – but answers to no one but themselves. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal brute force in the name of justice. From the creative genius of executive producer Bruce Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett comes an original story where the world’s greatest triumvirate of super heroes has distinctly different origins. Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville, the Caped Crusader is not Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman is not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. They are as likely the world’s saviors as Earth’s despotic rulers. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League – but is there a more powerful player operating from the shadows? It’s a high stakes game of intrigue, mystery and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law?”
The series has also been described as “a newly conceived reality in the DC Universe where Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are much darker versions of the Super Heroes that people think they know.”
The series and the film sport a star studded cast of voice actors such which features Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Tamara Taylor (Bones) as Wonder Woman, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lois Lane, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) as Lex Luthor and C. Thomas Howell (E.T., Southland) as Dr. Will Magnus.
It has also been reported that Machinima has already confirmed a second season of the ‘Gods and Monsters Chronicles’ series to be in the works. While the series is set to hit the web on July 8, the feature film will debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on July 28, 2015.