Warner Bros. to Release Animated Justice League Dark
Warner Bros. has been interested in making a Justice League Dark movie for years now. It began with the great Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) developing the comic book film for a few years, and eventually ended up with Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). While the live-action film seems to be making progress, we’ll get an early look at some of DC Comics weirder superheroes in a new animated original movie from Warner Bros Animation. Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine, Etrigan and Zatanna (with a few other supes you’ll recognize) will first come alive in what’s being billed as an R-rated animated film.
The film centers around an attack across the globe from supernatural forces, triggering the Justice League's best detective, Batman, seeking help from occult investigator John Constantine. It's on Constantine to gather a team of supernatural superheroes — Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon — to defeat this new menace.
Check out the trailer here:
Warner Bros. and DC have already scored a hit with Batman: The Killing Joke, and Justice League Dark is an opportunity to get even weirder. Director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and writers J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), features an excellent voice cast. Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Jason O’Mara (Batman) are all returning to roles they've voiced before. Rounding out the cast are Alfred Molina (Destiny), Jeremy Davies (Ritchie), Camilla Luddington (Zatanna), Nicholas Turturro (Deadman), Ray Chase (Etrigan), and Enrico Colantoni (villain Felix Faust). Matt Ryan plays John Constantine, and Roger R. Cross voices both Swamp Thing and John Stewart.
Justice League Dark will be available to rent or purchase in early 2017.