DC's 'Justice League vs. The Fatal Five': New trailer reveals some familiar faces with sinister tendencies
While DC may not be doing too hot when it comes to their live-action films, their animated movies are off the charts
'Justice League vs. The Fatal Five' is the next animated DC movie set to arrive, and the first trailer for the upcoming project was finally released February 5. The movie is set to include characters from the Justice League and the Fatal Five, where the fatal five need the new Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz's power to defeat the 'Justice League'.
With the Justice League first making their debut in comics in 1960, our super-powered friends have faced many trials to save their home planet from the encroaching forces of evil, but this is not the first time our heroes are facing this 31st century band of villains.
The Fatal Five is a team of 31st-century supervillains in the DC Comics universe, and made their first appearance in the 10th episode of the 'Justice League Unlimited' series. Supergirl, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and the Legion of Superheroes travel to the 31st century in order to battle the Fatal Five, who've kidnapped and brainwashed members of the Justice League.
While the 'Justice League Unlimited' series had the Fatal Five as their main villains in that particular episode, the episode itself didn't make as much of an impact due to it heavily revolving around Supergirl's relationship with Brainiac 5. Thank goodness for re-hashing old stories.
The Legion of Super-Heroes is a 31st-century group of Superheroes, who were originally tied to Superboy, and the Fatal Five is their main nemesis. While its quite elating DC is releasing a movie that revolves around this sinister crew, this would have actually been the perfect chance for a Legion of Super-Heroes versus the Fatal Five movie, rather than a Justice League vs. The Fatal Five movie. But all is not lost, and we do see the crew making a cameo in DC's yet to be released movie.
The Fatal Five were originally a crew of super-criminals who were assembled by the Legion of Super-Heroes, to help them destroy an oncoming threat to the Earth. The unlikely team-up of the heroes and villains was successful, and the super-heroes even offered to pardon the super-criminals. The hardened criminals instead banded together forming the Fatal Five, and with renewed confidence, they felt they were powerful enough to conquer the worlds they had saved.
The original Fatal Five consists of Emerald Empress, Tharok, The Persuader, Mano, and Validus, and the new trailer seems to include all the original villains. In the trailer, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader, and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of the new Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz.
Jessica suffers from a form of depression that makes her afraid of most things outside of her house but is able to temporarily shake it off to wield her Green Lantern power ring. Mano, Tharok, and Persuader need Jessica's help to free the remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan.
We also get to see Starboy (it's been a while) and Mr. terrific in the trailer, and it seems that Starboy has finally discovered his powers, which surprisingly slipped past the super-sleuth, Batman.
While I may crib about how they should have made a 'Legion vs. FF' movie instead of a 'JL vs. FF' one, I still look forward to watching DC's new animated movie. With scriptwriters like Jim Krieg and Alan Burnett, who were responsible for 'Batman: Gotham by Gaslight' and 'Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay' respectively, we can expect no less from this amazing bunch of creatives in 'Justice League vs. the Fatal Five'
There's no set date for the release of 'Justice League vs. the Fatal Five', which will be available for streaming exclusively on www.dcuniverse.com, but you can view their new trailer below.