Batman is forever the skeptic and this new clip from ‘Justice League Dark’ emphasizes that. Even when the Dark Knight is seated at a table with Shazam and Wonder Woman, and having faced off against Felix Faust and Trigon (in ‘Justice League Vs. Teen Titans’), he doubts the credibility of magic in the DCU.
‘Justice League Dark’ is the next DC animated movie coming straight to digital and home video and once again exists within the same shared universe as prior movies, which kicked off with ‘Justice League: War’ in 2014. The movies were roughly based on the New 52 comics, which have ended, but the films continue to take place in the same reality.
One new addition that came from the New 52, however was ‘Justice League Dark’ a gathering of some of the DCU’s most famous mystical heroes including John Constantine, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu, Etrigan the Demon, Deadman, Swamp Thing and more.
Now in the animated films, it looks as though another mystical threat has arisen and that the mainstream Justice League, now joined by John Stewart serving as Green Lantern, may not be able to tackle on their own. So it looks as if they’ll need to turn to John Constantine and friends for assistance.
Check out this clip of Batman doubting the source of the threat in this clip below:
In ‘Justice League Dark’, the former live-action John ‘Constantine’ from the short-lived NBC show, Matt Ryan returns to voice the character here and will soon be headlining his own animated series on The CW Seed. Joining him are Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman and Roger Cross as both John Stewart and Swamp Thing. (Though not listed, presumably Sean Astin will provide the voice of Shazam and Matt Lanter will voice Aquaman.)
They are joined by newcomers (to the DCAU anyway) Camilla Luddington as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Ray Chase as Jason Blood/Etrigan and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Black Orchid. These heroes will team up against Alfred Molina as Destiny and Enrico Colantoni as Felix Faust.
To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray/DVD on February 7, 2017, and via Digital HD on January 24, 2017.
When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.
‘Justice League Dark’ will be available on digital on January 24, 2017 with the DVD and Blu-Ray arriving on February 7, 2017, but if you’d like to see it sooner, tickets for the Los Angeles and New York premieres are available.
Are you ready to journey to the Dark side?