From the look of it, WB intends to kick off 2017 in style as the first of several DC animated films to arrive this year charts bold new territory with Justice League Dark.
Aside from being granted an R-rating, what makes this one different from previous Justice League offerings is that it shifts the focus (for the most part) to characters who specialize in dealing with magic and/or occult elements. So rest assured that John Constantine, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and Etrigan will all get ample screentime.
In the newly released clip, it becomes apparent that the usual suspects may not be equipped to handle the emerging threat. But before Batman sets out to gather the aforementioned specialists, you’ll witness a level of stubbornness only few can display. It’s well known that he isn’t too fond of magic and we expect this movie to take full advantage of his peeve, but hopefully not getting overly comedic with it.
Justice League Dark will be made available on Digital HD on January 24, with the Blu-Ray and DVD releases following on February 7. In the meantime, be sure to check out the official synopsis below in addition to a couple new images courtesy of Collider.
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.