It was announced at NY Comic Con last year that Aquaman will be getting his own direct-to-disc feature. Entitled Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and according to TVGuide it adapts a comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. Unlike the comic, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Raised by his human father, when the movie begins he doesn’t know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom.
Matt Lanter will be voicing Aquaman, but TVGuide also reveals that pretty much the entire Justice League: War cast returns plus a few more notable names:
The film, a continuation of the story begun in last winter’s Justice League: War, brings back much of the cast, including Jason O’Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg),Christopher Gorham (the Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam). Several Warner Animation vets return to play in the DC sandbox, including Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman) and Jerry O’Connell (Superman). Being Human‘s Sam Witwer, another Clone Wars alum, stars as Aquaman’s devious brother Orm, who is behind the move towards war, while Sumalee Montano, who played Katana in Beware the Batman, plays the fiery badass Mera, Aquaman’s future queen.
“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is slated for release on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and On Demand early next year.