Wonder Woman Trailer & Toon News

The Wonder Woman animated project will be released in February next year. It’s written by comic scribe Gail Simone and features a great voice cast including Keri Russel as WW, Rosario Dawson as Artemis and Alfred Molina as war god Ares. The trailer was unveiled at Comic-Con, along with details on a host of other animated DVD projects, which you can see and read about here, including a possible CGI Kingdom Come film. Further Batman films, a Catwoman film and a Fourth World film with the New Gods are also possibilities. Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: New Frontier and Batman: Gotham Knight have kicked things off with a bang, and it looks like more exciting films will follow. And if that’s not enough, go here for BET’s faithful Marvel adaptation of Black Panther, debuting at the same time as WW.

Wonder Woman – Animated!

Here’s your first look at the Amazon herself. Keri Russell (MI:3) has been cast as the voice of Diana Prince and her lasso wielding alter ego, while Nathan Fillion (Firefly) is providing voice duties for pilot Steve Trevor, who crash lands on the Amazon’s hidden island. Lucky fella. Rosario Dawson plays rival Artemis (WW’s one-time replacement in the comics), Virginia Madsen is WW’s mum, Queen Hippolyta and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2’s Doctor Octopus) plays Ares, the god of war and all round bad dude. This follows DC Comics other direct-to-DVD features, Superman/Doomsday (which recounted the awesome Death of Superman tale in a more simplified manner), the 1940’s inspired Justice League: New Frontier and the just released Dark Knight film tie-in, Batman: Gotham Knight, by a unique handful of both Japanese and American creators.

Each of these films has a very different artistic style and each one is a great introduction to the sprawling cast of characters that make up the DC Universe. Each DVD also has its own handy documentary, and interviews with the writers and artists to give you a heads up about these characters. We don’t know much about this newest film, but before it is released in February of next year, I’m sure we’ll slowly find out more.

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