‘Justice League Action’ – Diedrich Bader Interview

Diedrich Bader stars in Justice League Action
‘Justice League Action’ star Diedrich Bader (voice of Booster Gold/Michael Jon Carter) at the Warner Bros. booth at Comic-Con 2016. (Photo © 2016 WBEI. All Rights Reserved.)

Diedrich Bader returns to the DC Comics world with the animated series Justice League Action from Warner Bros. Animation coming this fall to Cartoon Network. The animated series features Bader as Booster Gold, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as The Joker, and James Woods as Lex Luthor, and is executive produced by Justice League‘s Butch Lukic, Batman: The Animated Series‘ Alan Burnett, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series‘ Jim Krieg.

We had the chance to chat with Bader, the executive producers, and designer Shane Glines during the 2016 San Diego Comic Con where they described what Justice League fans can expect from the new series. Asked if Booster will be as fame-hungry in Justice League Action as he has been in previous incarnations, Bader said his character’s definitely all about getting attention. “He’s always taking selfies with Batman. It’s pretty funny. Anytime he’s around Batman he’s blogging the whole time,” said Bader, laughing.

Bader also revealed Booster will idolize Batman, an aspect to the character that Bader found fun to play. “I actually really liked it. He has a total hero worship about him. Actually, the most interesting episode we have – a full-on Booster episode – is that the two of them are paired up and Batman shows him the responsibilities and how to be a real hero. So it’s this great storyline because there’s this child, he pretends to be a hero and Batman tells him what the responsibilities really are.”

The Plot: Featuring the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman, the Dark Knight will join with Superman and Wonder Woman and the rest of DC’s iconic team of heroes in a series that promises to put the action back in heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

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(Interview by Fred Topel. Article by Rebecca Murray.)