What we've seen of Warner Bros.' animated Justice League Dark movie so far has either been a bit absurd or actually quite funny. But this latest, extended clip from the movie's opening serves as a reminder that Justice League Dark is, well, dark.
Sony's PlayStation YouTube channel has released a new seven-minute clip from the movie to celebrate its digital release today, and it's pretty much from the opening segment of the movie as the Justice League rapidly discover a rash of sudden, brutal crimes that require a supernatural knowhow they can't provide themselves.
We've seen part of this clip before — specifically the bit where the League find themselves out of their depth — but the new part is actually seeing the impact of the strange magical forces playing havoc on random civilians that prompts the Justice League to reach out to supernaturally-inclined heroes like Deadman and Constantine. And it's kinda messed up a lot. The curse makes people think they're seeing vile demonic monsters everywhere (except for, weirdly enough, members of the Justice League), which leads to cheery moments like a woman ploughing her car through a sea of pedestrians, a man in the grim aftermath of butchering his neighbours and a woman throwing her own newborn off the side off a church. Cheery stuff!
Suddenly the title got a bit more literal than most people anticipated. Justice League Dark is available digitally as of today, with a physical release planned for February 8.