Besides its usual run of episodes, the hit series Robot Chickenhas made big productions with Star Wars through three specials. The last one seemed to put a tight lid on everything, leaving the option for the special events wide open, as it was unclear what the show would do next. Now, Seth Green and company have revealed just what will be their next move, as they plan to adapt one comics giant into a half hour event.
Today, DC Comics and Cartoon Network revealed a Robot Chicken DC Comics Special to air later this fall at an undetermined date on Adult Swim. Among the cast involved, Megan Fox will voice Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion will reprise his role as Green Lantern, Alfred Molina will voice Lex Luthor, Neil Patrick Harris will voice Two-Face, Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens will play The Riddler, and frequent play Breckin Meyer will play Superman.
Alex Bornstein, Clare Grant, Tom Root, Tara Strong, and others will all be apart of the special, that will run at half an hour. The third Star Wars special ran an hour, while the previous two ran at half that. The Emmy-award winning series’ usual runtime is only 11 minutes, but it’s pretty safe to assume this won’t be a regular episode of Robot Chicken. The production company Stoopid Buddy Studios, which merged in December, will be working with Warner Brothers Animation on the project.
“Working with Seth and Matthew [Senreich] and the rest of the Robot Chicken crew has always been nothing short of insanity over the years. DC, Warner Bros. Animation and Adult Swim together? How could anyone resist?” DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns said in a statement. ”Having been raised on DC Comics and the Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom, it’s exciting to tell a whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe,” Green said. Johns helped pen the upcoming special along with Green, Senreich, Root, and numerous others.
The series finished their fifth season with a large finale, as it marked the 100th episode in the show’s history, which began back in February 2005. The stop-motion animation series is perhaps the most popular on Adult Swim, and gaining numerous celebrity voices.
TV Guide provided the first still from the special, which somewhat mirrors the series’ first episode that featured a sketch called The Real World: Metropolis. (Click to enlarge):