The worlds of comics and animation lost a great talent with the passing of Dwayne McDuffie eariler this year. His death came shortly after the release of All-Star Superman as adapted by him on DVD. Fans may have felt that this film would be it. That there would be no more work from the genius that was McDuffie.
This is not the case.
The world of animation moves slowly, with scripts and voice tracks being written and recorded a long time before the animation itself is finished.
Such is the case with the true last work as written by Dwayne McDuffie.
The direct-to-DVD feature, set for release in early 2012, will be a Justice League Unlimited reunion of sorts, with Kevin Conroy, Michael Rosenbaum, Susan Eisenberg and Carl Lumbly reprising their roles as Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter, respectively. They’ll be joined by Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern: Emerald Nights), as well as Bumper Robinson as Cyborg.
Announced in April at WonderCon, Justice League: Doom is based on the 2000 JLA story arc “Tower of Babel” by Mark Waid, Howard Porter, Drew Geraci and others. The plot centers on the perceived betrayal of the Justice League by Batman, whose secret files detailing the weaknesses of his colleagues fall into the hands of their enemies.
Executive produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery, Justice League: Doom is the last work of writer and producer Dwayne McDuffie, who passed away on Feb. 22.
Even though fans and friends and family of Dwayne McDuffie no longer have him around to speak with, to see and interact with at conventions and gatherings, his work remains.
And will always be there as one way to remember one of our greatest and best talents.
[Source: Spinoff Online]