With the movie release of Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods and Monsters coming in July, Machinima has debuted the first three episodes of Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, featuring alternate versions of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Check out the episodes below and keep your eyes out for the debut of the Justice League: Gods and Monsters movie, coming in July.
Episode 1: “Twisted”
Batman, using retractible wings, flies over to an abandoned warehouse to confront Harlequin, a deranged murderer who kidnaps people, kills them, and then mutilates their corpses or turns them into toys and mannequins. He enters and finds sinks filled with blood and a refrigerator with frozen corpses, heads and limbs. Upon enter the basement, he finds several crates, clown themed items and large jack-in-the-boxes, one with a top half of one of Harley’s victims.When he finds and frees her latest captive from the third box, Harley enters, enraged at Batman depriving her of a victim, attacks Batman with a large mallet. An intense combat sequence ensues, in which Harley uses a chainsaw against Batman, which she accidentally destroys, along with some of her rotting, human taxidermy. Harley, having wounded her abdomen when her chainsaw was destroyed, gives up the fight and permits Batman to take her to prison. However, instead of handing her over to the police, Batman, revealed to have retractible fangs and vampiric hunger, bites her neck and drinks her blood.
Episode 2: “Bomb”
Brainiac is destroying Metropolis with an immense, red energy field that threatens to destroy the entire East Coast. Since the government is unable to contact Superman, Doctor Sivana recommends that President Amanda Waller order a nuclear strike on the city. Sivana muses out loud that it is ironic that the government needs Superman’s help in destroying Brainiac, who was created by the government in an attempt to check Superman’s power. Waller reluctantly orders the strike. Before the bomb is dropped, Superman intercepts the bomber and scratches words on his cockpit window, asking him to to give him 5 minutes to stop Brainiac. Superman flies to the city and struggles against extreme forces and wind generated by the filed as he walks towards it. After going inside the energy field, Superman finds Brainiac is a small, mutilated, cybernetic, distraught child who does not know who he is, says that he got away from someone, and that he cannot control his powers. Superman states that he had learned to control his powers when he himself was a child and says that the child must concentrate. Unfortunately, the sobbing child finds himself unable to, driving Superman to believe he must kill the child to stop him before its too late. The child, also coming to this realization, pleads for Superman to stop him. Superman uses his heat vision to kill Brainiac and the energy field subsides. Superman then sighs in relieve, but is saddened by what he had to do.
Episode 3: “Big”
Steve Trevor is sent by President Amanda Waller on a mission to stop Kobra from unleashing Giganta, a blue, towering, female shaped, battle robot, on the world during Amanda Wallers inauguration by launching it inside a rocket capsule. Before Steve is executed by Kobra at gunpoint after being captured, Wonder Woman, using her Mother Box to find him and create a Boom Tube to teleport to his position, manages to save Steve. Together they defeat Kobra and his henchmen in an intense firefight. As Wonder Woman kills Kobra with her sword, he presses a detonator that activates Giganta, causing her to burst out of her rocket capsule. Steve Trevor, being persistent in the beginning that he can deal with Giganta on his own, which Wonder Woman obliges to, is repeatedly defeated by Gigantic. When Steve is almost crushed by Giganta, he finally gets over his stubbornness and asks for help. Wonder Woman saves him. Wonder Woman then begins fighting Giganta but is pummeled into a wall by her. Steve leads Giganta away from Wonder Woman, allowing her to get back in the fight, though she is seemingly crushed when the robot steps on her. Giganta turns on Steve once more and is close to killing him until Wonder Woman, using another Boom Tube to escape being crushed, teleports onto Giganta’s head and damages her brain, disabling her permanently. Before Steve Trevor could call Amanda Waller to tell here that the mission was a success, he is stopped by Wonder Woman crushing his phone and ripping off his damaged shirt, implying for them to have sex. Steve jokingly asks Wonder Woman “Am I gonna need a safe word?”.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Movie Trailer
A second season of Justice League: Gods and Monsters has been greenlit and will consist of 10 episodes, debuting in 2016.
Benjamin Bratt as Son of Zod / Superman
Michael C. Hall as Kirk Langstrom / Batman
Tamara Taylor as Bekka / Wonder Woman
Paget Brewster as Lois Lane
Daniel Hagen as Doctor Sivana
Penny Johnson Jerald as President Amanda Waller
Josh Keaton as Kobra guard, White House aide
Tahmoh Penikett as Steve Trevor
Tara Strong as Brainiac, Harlequin
Bruce Thomas as Kobra