'Justice League Dark' animated film arriving Feb. 7, 2017

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE MYSTICAL SIDE OF SUPER HEROES IN ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIE JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ON BLU-RAY TM DELUXE GIFTSET, BLU-RAY TM COMBO PACK AND DVD FEBRUARY 7, 2017

AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DIGITAL HD STARTING JANUARY 24, 2017

Celebrity-Laden Cast Features Matt Ryan Reprising his Acclaimed Television Role as Constantine

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 February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP); and DVD ($19.98 SRP). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) starting 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.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).  Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker.  Sam Register is Executive Producer.  Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers.  James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

“The chance to bring to life these amazing, complex characters–Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing – and the potential for their future adventures makes Justice League Dark a very exciting entry into the DC Universe Original Movies canon,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We are especially excited and honored to have Matt Ryan reprise his TV role as Constantine in this animated film.”

Justice League Dark Enhanced Content

Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset and Blu-ray™

• A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

• The Story of Swamp Thing (Featurette): Born out of the imagination of Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, Justice League Dark’s Swamp Thing had his own solo adventures throughout the history of DC. This documentary reveals the rich history of this fan favorite.

• Did You Know?: Constantine origin, Color of Magic, Black Orchid, and Deadman Casting (Featurette): The creators of Justice League Dark will reveal surprising behind-the-scenes tidbits about thecharacters – and the actors providing their voices – during production of the film.

• 2016 NY Comic Con Panel (Featurette): A look inside Justice League Dark’s panel at New York Comic Con.

• Sneak Peek at Justice League: Gods and Monsters

• Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom

• From the DC Vault – Two Bonus Episodes –

• Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Dawn of the Dead Man!"Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Trials of the Demon!"

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A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

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Batman had a good line in that clip.

I may be wrong, but it looks like Deadman is visible to everyone. Am I wrong or did this change in the comics?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Bi-Coastal Premieres of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK in Los Angeles & New York

Latest DC Universe Original Movie to Debut in LA (1/23/17) and NYC (2/2/17); Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the bi-coastal premieres of Justice League Dark, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 23, 2017 and at the Director’s Guild of America in New York on February 2, 2017. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

Matt Ryan (Constantine, The Halcyon), the voice of Constantine, and Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods), the voice of Deadman, will attend both the Los Angeles and New York premieres and take part in the panel discussions along with supervising producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa. Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame), the voice of Jason Blood/Etrigan, joins the World Premiere festivities in Los Angeles. Additional talent participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed.

Both screenings will begin at 7:00 pm. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The Director’s Guild of America is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Please note that Justice League Dark is Rated R for “some disturbing violence.” Anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 23 must RSVP via email to JLDarkLA@gmail.com.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February 2 must RSVP via email to JLDarkNY@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening, and the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Bruce Wayne
2 tickets
DarkKnight@gmail.com
NameOfWebsite.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.  

About Justice League Dark …
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.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified, Constantine) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).  Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker.  Sam Register is Executive Producer.  Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers.  James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Dark will be distributed February 7, 2017 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset (featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting January 24, 2017.


Deadman is invisible until Constantine casts a spell, so that he doesn't have to "be a telephone" between Deadman and Batman

Richard Willis said:

I may be wrong, but it looks like Deadman is visible to everyone. Am I wrong or did this change in the comics?

TODAY: "Justice League Dark" available on blu-ray/DVD

"Justice League Dark," the next installment in the popular, ongoing line of DC Universe Original Movies, is now available everywhere from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Justice League Dark synopsis:


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.

Is it just me, or, does anyone else wonder why Gentleman Ghost can be seem by anyone, at anytime; but, Boston is almost never seen by anyone?(except the other mystics)

Glenn Hakanson said:

Deadman is invisible until Constantine casts a spell, so that he doesn't have to "be a telephone" between Deadman and Batman

Richard Willis said:

I may be wrong, but it looks like Deadman is visible to everyone. Am I wrong or did this change in the comics?

As far as I can tell, Deadman is the only ghost in the DCU who is involuntarily invisible. All the other ghosts I can think of: the Spectre, the Gay/Grim Ghost, the Ghost Patrol, the Gentleman Ghost, and whichever ghosts escape my memory at the moment, were either only invisible when they chose to be, or at least able to appear and speak to any mortal they wished to at will. When Ralph & Sue Dibney were briefly reimagined as a cross between the ghosts from "Topper" and Nick & Nora Charles, they seemed to be in the same state as Deadman, and needed to possess the living to interact with the mortal world, but they didn't really appear enough in that iteration to be sure what limits or abilities they actually had.

Good point re: DCU ghost characters.  I assume Arnold Drake (Deadman's creator along with Infantino)

was trying to make Deadman a unique ghost that could not allow others to see him.  In the Silver Age, people in the Phantom Zone could not force themselves to become visible; but, they were not dead.

Rama Kushna's involvement in Deadman's abilities would be the instory explanation.

Dave Elyea said:

As far as I can tell, Deadman is the only ghost in the DCU who is involuntarily invisible. All the other ghosts I can think of: the Spectre, the Gay/Grim Ghost, the Ghost Patrol, the Gentleman Ghost, and whichever ghosts escape my memory at the moment, were either only invisible when they chose to be, or at least able to appear and speak to any mortal they wished to at will. When Ralph & Sue Dibney were briefly reimagined as a cross between the ghosts from "Topper" and Nick & Nora Charles, they seemed to be in the same state as Deadman, and needed to possess the living to interact with the mortal world, but they didn't really appear enough in that iteration to be sure what limits or abilities they actually had.

In Deadman's case, his inability to otherwise interact with the material world was a necessary story element in order to basically force him to use his power to possess the living, since he was utterly useless otherwise.  The other ghost characters either had a broader power set, or in the case of the Gentleman Ghost, needed to leave enough wiggle room so that rational characters could attempt to explain away their seemingly supernatural elements.  To my mind, Deadman's having no choice but to possess others made him a more sympathetic, and even heroic figure than other heroes who've had possession powers, like Karma or Jericho, whose actions largely seemed to boil down to "I'll put this other person's body in harm's way while I personally remain in no danger whatsoever".  Possession seems to be one of those powers that just works better for villains, who are expected to treat others as disposable playthings.

Today we received and watched the Netflix DVD of Justice League Dark. I thought well it was very well done. I see that J.M. DeMatteis was credited as one of the writers. When I've read his work I've always enjoyed it.

The Swamp thing segments didn't bother me as much as I thought they would, but I'm still not crazy about a talking Swamp Thing.

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Etrigan's alter ego Jason Blood dies. Did they kill him in the comics, too?

I don't remember the Demon appearing in the JL Dark comic. He did have his own Demon Knights series which featured a similar version of the character, but IIRC Blood didn't die in that series

I forgot to mention that this feature received an R rating for it’s disturbing imagery. They took advantage of this by using a lot of salty language, everything short of the F-word and compound words. Bear this in mind if you want to share it with children. Target will no doubt rack it with Superfriends.

My rental disk was not a BluRay, so I only got the sneak peeks at Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Justice League: Doom (both of which I’ve already seen) and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The Teen Titans offering looks really good. Not having followed the title, I haven’t read the original story. They mentioned that this is the second (non-kiddie) Teen Titans offering. I had forgotten it, but I did see Justice League vs. Teen Titans. It was just a mob scene. None of the characters had enough screen time.

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