WB's JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR (2020)
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Spring will see the release of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, a follow-up to 2017’s successful Justice League Dark. One of DC’s few R-rated animated movies, Justice League Dark saw Batman helping to assemble a team of occult and magic-based heroes to combat a series of supernatural attacks. Featuring the likes of John Constantine (who was voiced by Matt Ryan), Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan and Black Orchid, the 2017 movie blended heroics with horror, bringing some of the darker corners of the DC Universe to a broader audience.

 

While it’s unsure which heroes will be returning for Apokolips War, the title suggests we might be seeing some of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, meaning it likely has some pretty big stakes for the ongoing DC Universe continuity.

 

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If they can bring back Matt Ryan's John Constantine, Nicholas Turtorro's Deadman and Camilla Luddington's Zatanna that would be great. 

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And possibly Black Orchid.

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The film is a sequel to 2017’s Justice League Dark, one of the few R-rated DC Universe Original Movies. Justice League Dark saw Batman assembling a team of magic-based heroes to deal with a supernatural threat. The team included John Constantine (voiced b live-action Constantine actor Matt Ryan), Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan and Black Orchid, the bringing some of DC darker heroes to a wider audience.

 

DC did not confirm which heroes will be featured in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, though the title suggests the New Gods of Apokolips and New Genesis will have a role to play. As with the first Justice League Dark movie, the sequel will take place in the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie. No word on whether the sequel will also be R-rated.

 

Justice League Dark was created as part of the original New 52 era offerings from DC Comics. There have been plans to adapt the team into live-action, but none have been successful. Guillermo Del Toro wrote a -script for a Justice League Dark movie, but his -script was abandoned. The project has remained in development, but can’t seem to hang on to a director. There were also plans to introduce Justice League Dark in episodes of Constantine and Swamp Thing, respectively, but both series were canceled before those plans could become reality.

 

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Ahead of next week's world premiere of Superman: Red Son in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at the cast list and the first official still image from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, a new animated feature that will pit the assembled might of the Justice League Dark and Justice League against Darkseid, the tyrant god of Apokolips, in what marks more or less a direct sequel to Justice League: War, the first movie set in the current continuity of DC Universe animated films. While that story was adapted pretty directly from Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's first arc on Justice League, there is not a story being adapted 1:1 for Apokolips War.

 

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War was announced at San Diego Comic Con, but no official details were revealed beyond the title. In the film, the world’s greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies.

 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War arrives later this spring, and features the largest Super Hero cast in the history of DC Universe Movies with dozens of actors/characters spotlighted in a grand ensemble of talent reprising their roles from this six-year story continuum. So -- yeah, in a lot of ways, this feels like the DC Universe Movies equivalent of what The CW just did with "Crisis on Infinite Earths."

 

Matt Ryan (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine), Jerry O’Connell (The Death of Superman, Satanic Panic, Stand by Me) and Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, The Mule, American Horror Story) anchor the cast as Constantine, Superman and Raven, respectively – the triumvirate determined to assemble the forces necessary to lead humanity’s final attack. Alongside that trio are the long-running core of Justice League voices -- Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Briarpatch, Josie and the Pussycats, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash – as well as JL-adjacents Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

 

Tony Todd (Candyman, The Flash) is voice of the film’s the key villain, Darkseid. The cast also boasts appearances by Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Ray Chase (Justice League Dark, Final Fantasy XV video game) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, The Strain, Arrow) as John Stewart & Swamp Thing, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) as Harley Quinn, Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian, Sachie Alessio (Batman: Hush) as Lady Shiva, and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) as King Shark.

That's a heck of a voice casting.

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I’ve never really enjoyed the animated movies from DC or Marvel though I’ve only watched a few from each. I did like Justice League Dark so I’ll check this one out.

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1 minute ago, Grails said:

I’ve never really enjoyed the animated movies from DC or Marvel though I’ve only watched a few from each. I did like Justice League Dark so I’ll check this one out.

I think the best for me have been:

1) The Dark Knight Returns

2) Batman: Year One

3) Batman: Under the Red Hood

4) Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam

5) Justice League: The New Frontier

6) Green Lantern: First Flight

7) Wonder Woman (2009)

8) Justice League Dark

9) Justice League vs The Fatal Five

10) Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Solid films. Along with solid animated TV shows with The Batman TAS, Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern TAS and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. If you get the chance, give them a try.

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Adam Strange DC Showcase details that will be included with this film. :whee:

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So this is going to be Rated R film.

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Digital: 5/5/20

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To me, this is a wild and entertaining addition to the DCAU production. With quite the intense story, and many twists to how main characters end up which is clearly an Elseworlds story. And yes - this ties into Flashpoint Paradox.

This is a good non-spoiler review of the film.

Don't watch this ending explanation if you haven't watched the film yet. But they actually took the original Zack Snyder plans and inserted it into the animated film.

 

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I’m about to watch it on iTunes.

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Another masterful addition to DC animated universe!! Liked it a lot... although the final scene wasn't so satisfying .. it did tie in just about every single movie prior

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