Thanks to his convincing portrayal of womanizer Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris has once again established himself as one of the biggest celebrities in the television industry. However, his success on the show has not hindered him from pursuing other notable projects, one of which is the upcoming animated film, Justice League: The New Frontier.
Although fans of the How I Met Your Mother star will not be able to see him acting on screen, they will be able to hear him as Barry Allen- aka The Flash- in the film. For those who are unfamiliar with Harris’ character, Barry Allen is actually the second Flash in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in October 1956 and has since then been incarnated in several other media.
Justice League: The New Frontier is an adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s award-winning six-issue graphic novel, DC: The New Frontier. The story is set in the 1950’s and serves as a bridge between the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics in the DC Universe. The film will center on Neil Patrick Harris’ Flash, Martian Manhunter and Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern.
David Boreanaz (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bones) is set to voice Green Lantern. Other characters that will appear on the film adaptation are Superman (Kyle Maclachlan), Wonder Woman (Lucy Lawless), Carol Ferris (Brooke Shields), King Faraday (Phil Morris), Batman, Aquaman and Dick Grayson.
The film adaptation is written by Stan Berkowitz, and will be released alongside two other features, Superman: Doomsday and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, on January 28, 2008.
Also scheduled for release next year is the sequel to Harold & Kumar, of which Neil Patrick Harris is also part. In the comedy, the How I Met Your Mother star will again appear as himself. In the first installment, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) pick up Harris on the road, but the actor later steals their car while they are inside a convenience store. Towards the end, Harris returns on-screen, offering to pay for the lead characters’ food as a payment of sorts for the car.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: IGN, comicscontinuum.com
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