The long-running Diniverse was the place to go in the 90s and early 2000s for top quality superhero action. Prior to the MCU and DCEU, the excellent Justice League (and its direct sequel, Justice League Unlimited) adapted several classic comic book storylines and went above and beyond your average Saturday morning cartoon. The final season of Unlimited aired in 2006, capping off the Diniverse storylines and characters that went back as far as 1992’s iconic Batman: The Animated Series.
Now, 13 years after the last episode was aired, the cast is calling for a reunion. Phil LaMarr, who voiced Green Lantern John Stewart, kicked things off by posting a photo of the gang at the Warner Bros. offices in 2001.
#fbf To my #JusticeLeague at the old WB offices in 2001 – Carl Lumbly, @SusanEisenberg1, @GeorgeNewbern @RealKevinConroy @Maria_CB & @MichaelRosenbum #JLReunion https://t.co/hn0HpBxliI pic.twitter.com/ZXguzjDo0i
— Phil LaMarr (@phillamarr) June 22, 2019
Pictured are LaMarr, Kevin Conroy (Batman), George Newbern (Superman), Maria Canals-Barrera (Hawkgirl), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter) and Michael Rosenbaum (Flash). LaMarr tagged his co-stars in the photo, too, which resulted in Rosenbaum making a direct plea to Warner Bros. to get the gang back together.
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) June 24, 2019
I’m a huge fan of Justice League Unlimited, and I’d be over the moon if this happened. Warner Bros. Animation has indeed made a number of Justice League animated movies, including Justice League: The New Frontier, Justice League War and the recent Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, but none of them have quite managed to hit the heights that Unlimited did. If you don’t believe me, you can check out the full show on the DC Universe streaming service.
It contains some of my favorite moments in any superhero media, from Superman’s famous ‘world of cardboard’ speech to the tearjerking season 2 finale in which Dini’s Batman gets his finest moment. Maybe they should have paid more attention to this when they were struggling with the dreadful Justice League movie.