Thursday, June 21, 2012
2012 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Launch Trailer
I heard about the launch trailer for the new Justice League Lego video game at Comics Alliance, which noted it's especially for "those who've been eagerly awaiting the Lego debut of the Martian Manhunter (You know who you are)," which I expect means us. I was pleasantly surprised that J'Onn J'Onzz was included, and they even re-skinned what was probably a Brightest Day body with the New 52 costume. He looks good and has a nice sized role in the trailer. After being happy, I got a little down. For starters, the Alien Atlas seems to be in the Oracle role in the story, simply relaying information from the Monitor Womb. I think you can unlock him as a playable character, though. Next, Cyborg appears, waiting in the wings to take J'Onn's spot in a future installment. Third, with all the characters appearing in the game, odds are slim for an actual Manhunter Lego Minifig. My girlfriend collects the things, so I'd love to add him to the Wonder Woman and Captain America she passed my way. Fourth, it finally hit me that with a Justice League motion picture being rushed into pre-production in the wake of the success of Marvel's The Avenger, what are the odds that they'll also include a large green-skinned team member and beg for calls of plagiarism? I'm a glass half empty kind of guy, clearly. Enjoy the video. You might also like to check out the Martian Manhunter Brikipedia Page.