John Constantine may know a few things about saving the world, but as we see in this exclusive scene from the upcoming “Justice League Dark” animated film, he’d prefer to do so on his own.
The British magician appears willing to give Batman, Zatanna and Deadman some help in discerning what threat looms over reality. But when it comes time to throw his hat into the ring alongside the gathered group of heroes, Constantine opts to go solo. “The capes and tights crew,” he replies when Deadman attempts to convince him to join forces. “Useless against dark magic.” Even the offer of leadership does little to sway him.
He does decide it would be prudent to ask Zatanna for her help, though she immediately counters with the caveat that she’ll only do so “if we do it as a group.” The resulting outburst from Constantine has her declare, “You are such an ass,” as Deadman and Batman look on, the former explaining that the pair have a bit of a past together.
“There’s a lot of magic, there’s a lot action — it’s superhero stuff with a lot of magic spells,” producer James Tucker said of the feature at 2016’s New York Comic Con. “Basically, I asked myself what I would do if I made a ‘Harry Potter’ movie, and that’s basically this film,” added director Jay Oliva.
Stars Jason O’Mara (Batman) and Enrico Colantoni (Felix Faust) will be promoting the upcoming Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment release at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills tonight, January 23. The pair will be talking with the media ahead of the film’s official premiere at 7:00 PM.
Directed by Warner Bros. Animation vet Jay Oliva, “Justice League Dark” stars Jason O’Mara as Batman, Camilla Luddington as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Roger R. Cross as Swamp Thing, Ray Chase as Jason Blood/Etrigan and Matt Ryan — reprising his role from the NBC series — as Constantine.
“Justice League Dark” releases January 24 on Digital HD (for $19.99 in HD and $14.99 in SD), and February 7 on Blu-ray/DVD. A Deluxe Giftset Blu-ray — selling for $39.99 — will include a Constantine figurine, in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including an early look at the upcoming “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” animated film.
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