While the DC Animated Universe continues to churn out some amazing tales, the company has also discovered the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes line can also add to the growing animated lineup. The company has announced the upcoming release of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis.
In LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis, the King of Atlantis must make some difficult decisions to ensure the future of his ocean realm. Under attack from Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns, Aquaman realizes he must relinquish his sovereignty and go on a journey to regain his confidence before returning to his rightful throne. Along the way, Aquaman reunites with the Justice League – including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and newest member Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern – to conquer Atlantis’ latest enemy and reemerge as the ruler of the Seven Seas.
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis voice cast features opposing forces Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) and Jonathan Adams (Last Man Standing) as Aquaman and Atrocitus, respectively. The film also stars LEGO DC Super Heroes core Justice League voice cast members Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Batman, Nolan North (Pretty Little Liars) as Superman, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman (and Lois Lane), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!, The Walking Dead) as Cyborg.
Several actors reprise their roles from other notable Warner Bros. Animation/DC Entertainment productions. Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) returns to her Young Justice role as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon; Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) recreates his role as Jimmy Olsen from LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash; Cristina Milizia (Bunsen is a Beast) is back as Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz, as originally heard in DC Super Hero Girls; and Scott Menville (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) reprises his Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go! role as Robin/Damian Wayne.
New to the LEGO DC COMICS Super Heroes films are the voices of Susan Eisenberg (Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) as Mera, Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as Lobo, and Trevor Devall (Batman and Harley Quinn) as Ocean Master.
The movie will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 31, 2018, for a suggested retail price of $24.98. If you get the physical copy, you’ll also get a Jessica Cruz Green Lantern mini-figure, which may be the main reason I grab this version. If the mini-figures aren’t a big deal for you, you can also get the digital version, which looks like it will release on the same day for $19.99.
I’m very surprised at the physical/digital same day release, as for many years – including the recent Batman Ninja release, the digital version has arrived a couple of weeks ahead of the physical version. It will be interesting to see if this is a company-wide shift in releases due to “concerns” from the brick and mortar stores.