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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original direct-to-video animated feature released on February 23, 2010. William Baldwin stars as the voice of Batman.


A heroic version of Lex Luthor (Chris Noth) from an alternate universe appears to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a devious plan launched by Batman's counterpart Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.


Background Information and Notes[]


This project started life as the abandoned direct to video feature, Justice League: Worlds Collide, which was intended as a bridge between the then-concluding Justice League and its then forthcoming sequel series Justice League Unlimited. The movie project was shelved because of insufficient staff to produce the movie and the TV show simultaneously. Crisis on Two Earths was reworked from the Worlds Collide script to remove references to the TV series' continuity into something new and original.


Billy Baldwin

Billy Baldwin recording his Batman voice overs

William Baldwin was the first celebrity leading man to be selected to voice Batman in animation. Prior to this on unknown theatre actors or journeyman voiceover artists had voiced the character. The only exception to this was contemporary television actor Jeremy Sisto voicing the character in 2008 for Justice League: The New Frontier, but Sisto was never a Hollywood star or a widely known celebrity. Character actor Ron Perlman had also voiced Batman in the 2006 Justice League: Heroes video game but was even lesser known than Sisto, due playing so many characters hidden behind makeup. A promotional portrait of Baldwin in the recording booth was released along with an interview at websites like ComicVine.

Legacy and impact[]

Baldwin's star power broke a precedent, leading to similar actors like Bruce Greenwood, Anson Mount, Ethan Hawke and Keanu Reeves voicing the character in the future.