‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles’ Update: Mary Marvel, Green Lantern To Be Added in the Season 2 to debut in 2016
The direct-to-video film "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" is yet to debut on July but it looks like its prequel and tie-in "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" is getting a treatment as Warner Bros. and Machinima have announced that it will be renewed for season two to premiere in 2016. According to scriptwriter and creator Bruce Timm, new characters will be added in the season two of the web series including Mary Marvel and Green Lantern.
To begin with, "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" and "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" are different, so don't be baffled. The former is a direct-to-video film to be released on July 28 while the latter is a three-part series that serves as a prequel to the former. The season one of "Chronicles" will also debut earlier than the direct-to-video flick on June. It will focus on the characters and the universe of the film and is to release online on Machinima, a media streaming website.
However, the fine line between the two is just short as they focus on only one twisted universe. They also have the same director in the name of Sam Liu. Bruce Timm also penned the script. The story is all about novelty as the two weren't based on any existing DC Comics storyline. The plot focuses on the alternate histories of the "Big Three" consisting Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
To break it down, Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville. He is the son of General Zod here. On the other hand, the Batman in this world is not Bruce Wayne, but instead, it is Kirk Langstrom. He has cancer and in pursuit to find an antidote. Wonder Woman is also not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. She seems to be a part of the "New Gods."
Now going back to the "Chronicles," the first season of the three-part series is still yet to debut next month but Machinima and Warner Bros. have already ordered a second season of it slated to release in 2016. The announcement was made in Machinima's Heroes Rise event in New York City this week.
And to excite fans on what will happen on the second season, Comic Book reports that Timm teased a few new characters to be added on the new sequel. Few of these characters are warped versions of Mary Marvel and Green Lantern. "We're going to try to squeeze in as many new versions of characters as possible. We have Mary Marvel, a Pam Grier version of Captain Marvel (complete with lightning-bolt adorned dress, curves, and afro). Steel, who's nearly all robot, and a scary-looking alien Green Lantern," he revealed.
The direct-to-video DC Comics film and the season one of the three-part series include a stellar cast such as Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lois Lane, Tamara Taylor (Bones) as Wonder Woman, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) as Lex Luthor and C. Thomas Howell (Southland) as Dr. Will Magnus.
Now, is this "alternate reality" piquing your interest? Are you intrigued on this innovation? "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" season one will hit Machinima this June, so make sure to check it out. Also, don't forget to take a look at the things you need to know regarding "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" in the related stories!