Sometimes, even the World’s Greatest Superheroes aren’t enough to save the world. Sometimes, they have to turn to the dark side and that’s just what they do in the newest DC animated movie from Warner Brothers Animation, ‘Justice League Dark’.
Just like 2014’s ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ which presented the ‘Suicide Squad’ in advance of their live action film debut, ‘Justice League Dark’ arrives in time to prime audiences in advance of a feature film to be directed by Doug Liman. There is no release date set for the film yet and no information is available regarding it, including which characters will be in it.
The comic book has including nearly every magical character in DC’s roster, even the most obscure. But from the trailer, we can see that this gathering includes John Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan, who played the live action character on the short-lived NBC series ‘Constantine’ and in a guest appearance on ‘Arrow), Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Deadman (Nicholas Turturro), Etrigan the Demon/Jason Blood (Ray Chase) and Swamp Thing (Roger R. Cross, who also voices Green Lantern/Stewart). The gathering is also joined by Batman (for some reason), who is voiced by Jason O’Mara, reprising his role from previous animated DC movies.
Also returning are Jerry O’Connell as Superman and Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman. In the clip, you can see that in addition to these heroes, the animated Justice League has grown to include Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkman and Hal Jordan has been swapped out for John Stewart.
The voice cast also includes Jeremy Davies as Ritchie, Enrico Colantoni as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina as Destiny.
Check out the moody new trailer below:
No release date has been announced beyond “early 2017,” but the last few releases have been available on digital roughly a month before they have arrived on physical DVD and Bu-Ray.
What do you think? Does this look magical?
‘Justice League Dark’ is directed by Jay Olivia based on a story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker. Like ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’, this movie will be Rated R, a first for a ‘Justice League’ movie.