ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
Staff Writer, Superheroes, Star Wars and such. Bad jokes aplenty. Can be gently prodded on Twitter at @kitsb1
Kit Simpson Browne

Now, Justice League Action may have the sort of clumsily descriptive name that you'd normally expect to see in an early brainstorming session or a poorly translated Japanese car commercial (we should presumably expect Batman Super Fun Punching and The Flash Speed Fast Hero Show to arrive sometime in 2017), but that doesn't mean that it isn't a pretty darned exciting prospect all the same. After all, it's an animated series starring the #JusticeLeague, and up 'til this point, that's always worked out pretty well for fans of geeky, fan-pleasing animation.

While many fans have been concerned about the show's simplified, "cartoon-y" aesthetic, though, it seems that there may actually be at least one sign that the new series is going to live up to some of the expectations raised by its immediate predecessor, #JusticeLeagueUnlimited. Y'see...

The Newly Leaked 'Justice League Action' Intro Seems To Be Teasing Some Surprising Heroes

'Justice League Action' [Warner Bros.]
'Justice League Action' [Warner Bros.]

Now, #JusticeLeagueAction may not be set to debut in the US until December 16, but it's already hit the small screen over in the UK, and its title sequence has made its way onto the internet accordingly — and if you're so inclined to check it out, you can of course do so right here. In the meantime, though, it's worth dwelling on the fact that the intro seems to be teasing a very different approach to the League to that which many of us were expecting, one which will surely please anyone who has been missing Justice League Unlimited for the past decade. Yup, that's right...

'Justice League Action' Seems Set To Shine A Light On Some Of DC's Less Famous Heroes

'Justice League Action' [Warner Bros.]
'Justice League Action' [Warner Bros.]

After all, while the intro's villainous faces largely consist of the likes of Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and (a surprisingly long-haired) Cheetah, it begins to dig deep into the #DC archives once its heroes hit the screen. Not only do we see the anti-heroic, fan favorite Lobo make an appearance at the tail end of the trail of villainy, but a whole lot of classic "old school" heroes follow after him, too.

In between the unsurprising appearances of #Batman, #WonderWoman and #Superman, y'see, it's possible to catch glimpses of a distinctly cheery Mr. Terrific, a similarly #JSA-associated Stargirl, an unusually costumed Hawkman, a very shiny Firestorm, the fan favorite Plastic Man and, of course, Green Arrow. Because of course Green Arrow. What's more, it looks as though they're all going to be based out of the very, very old school Mount Justice, the League's pre-Watchtower base, which is pretty neat.

[DC Comics]
[DC Comics]

Plus, just to make sure that the very nerdiest of fans leave with a smile on their face, it sure does look as though the improbably named Space Cabbie makes an appearance, which is both completely ridiculous, and incredibly cool. Yup, that's right, Space Cabbie — a cab driver who flies through time and space. Because yes, that's a thing.

[DC Comics]
[DC Comics]

What's more, upon further investigation, Space Cabbie is apparently set to be voiced by #PattonOswalt in the show. Which actually somehow makes it even cooler.

Nicely played, Justice League Action. Nicely, nicely played.

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In the meantime, what do you think? Will Justice League Action live up to its lofty expectations? Let us know below!

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