Any self-respecting fan of the DC comic book lore already understands that nobody does animation better than Detective Comics. Over the last few years, the comic book giant has produced a ton of fantastic animated features, and know it's (quite literally) time for something darker. A brand new clip from the animated Justice League Dark movie has officially debuted online, and it shows our favorite Justice League heroes facing off against some terrifying demons, as well as their skepticism. Check it out below to see for yourself.
That clip pretty much tells you everything that you need to know about the overarching premise of Justice League Dark. Some seriously evil magical forces have invaded our world, and the traditional Justice League must find genuine experts in the paranormal field to help figure it out. Although most of the members seem on board with the idea of accepting magic in the DC universe, there's one lone holdout among the bunch: Batman. Of course the most gothic hero on the League's roster has trouble accepting the existence of demons, right? That just makes too perfect sense. That said, we have a feeling that he's going to change his tune once he meets John Constantine.
Right off the bat, you will notice how much darker Justice League Dark looks than the average animated DC movie -- which is seriously saying something. Between the adaptations of The Dark Knight Returns and the insanely gritty Flashpoint Paradox movie, DC has become the go-to place for bleak, adult-oriented animation. Now Justice League Dark seems poised to become the comic book giant's most mature animated feature to date.
Some people may take issue with the fact that characters like Batman and Superman are taking prominent roles in a movie called Justice League Dark. That frustration makes plenty of sense, as the Dark universe is already an alternative for people who have grown tired of the typical capes and cowls of the primary DC realm. However, I think making Justice League Dark a team up with the better-known heroes is a smart move from a business perspective. Making the film more ensemble oriented is an easier way to draw in a larger audience, and using the main Justice League as a way to introduce the Dark team is a perfect way to maintain the cohesive and interconnected nature of DC's current animated universe.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the release of Justice League Dark as more details are made available to us. The gothic Justice League adventure is currently available on Digital HD, and the Blu-Ray will hit shelves next month of February 7.