‘First’ Look At The Justice League Dark Animated Movie Skips Half The Team, But Has Batman

‘First’ Look At The Justice League Dark Animated Movie Skips Half The Team, But Has Batman

I mean, of course Justice League Dark gives us Batman. You simply can’t get away with releasing a DC team-based piece of media without Batman in it, right? I say “first” look because this isn’t really the first time we’ve had a glimpse of the animated Justice League Dark — a sneak preview of the film appeared alongside the release of The Killing Joke. But it should come as no surprise that the first official still from the movie, released today, ditches most of the actual JLD team but instead shows us Batman.

We do get to see Constantine (who will indeed be voiced by Constantine TV show star Matt Ryan), Zatanna and Deadman, but we already knew from the preview that they will be joined in the film by Swamp Thing, Black Orchid and Etrigan. And Batman!

Yes, while several members of the normal Justice League (the Justice League Milk to the Justice League Dark, if you will) are in the movie, Batman will play an extended role, essentially acting as the audience’s surrogate for the supernatural world the JLD specialises in. Because could you imagine the total shock of a DC movie without Batman!? Heaven forbid the Dark Knight not start cropping up everywhere like an uninvited guest.

Justice League Dark is due to release early next year.


  • Is it a unique story or the JLD arc for futures end or Injustice?

    I’ve become a bit of a fan of John “What a bastard!” Constantine.
    I should really check out the TV show too.

      • I know right, what the hell happened with that?!

        They spent all that time setting up the true Brainiac as some kind of super god of ancient and unstoppable power, only to spin out of control and go full 80’s TV plot levels of lame.
        At the end I just asked, ” So what happened and what did it all mean?” and not in the good way.

        • It meant nothing as it just threw Tim Drake into an alternate timeline and everything that happened before the first time jump will most likely never happen. The worst part is that FE was actually somewhat interesting at the start, when were shown a glimpse of what the characters would be like five years into the future; but then they flushed it all away and went into convergence (another pile of crap).

    • The TV show’s not great – but still a fun time and Matt Ryan plays an absolutely pitch perfect Constantine. It’s a shame it got cancelled, it had potential.

      • I’m not having much luck with the various comic TV shows of late.
        They are ok, but for some reason feel really cheap and cliche, and this is from someone who can laugh off the absurdity of Dr Who

        • Have you watched the Marvel Netflix series? Both of them (Jessica Jones and Daredevil) have been pretty fantastic so far, and the next one – Luke Cage – looks to be interesting as well.

          Aside from those, I like The Flash – though admittedly I haven’t watched season 2 yet – but I never was a fan of Arrow, even before it got really, really bad. Haven’t really cared to check out the rest of DC’s offerings, though Supergirl interests me.

    • Safe to say they don’t animate unique stories. Everything has been lifted whole from comic book arcs or adapted elements of them.

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