The Dark side of the DC Universe can’t seem to get a break, or catch one. Constantine was adapted into a well done TV series on NBC back in late 2014, but was unfortunately cancelled before it could get the second half of the first season green lit. Thankfully, John Constantine himself, Matt Ryan, appeared on an episode of Arrow last year, which cemented the character’s place in the Arrowverse, leaving fans hopeful he’ll soon make a return. But the darker corners of DC has been experiencing problems with big screen adaptations as well, thanks to the on-again off-again nature of the used to be Guillermo del Toro-helmed film. The director had a script ready and everything, but departed the project a few years ago, which is supposedly being spear-headed by producer Scott Rudin. Now it seems Justice League Dark will get a chance to shine as an animated feature length film.
This information comes by way of the British Board of Film Classification website which has “A Sneak Peek at Justice League Dark” listed under the “Additional Material” section of its Batman: The Killing Joke posting. According to the listing, the sneak peek will run a meaty 7 minutes and 50 seconds; additonally, spaces meant for the film’s director(s) and cast have been marked as “Not known.”
If this is indeed legitimate, and it certainly looks to be, fingers are crossed the unknown voice cast will include Matt Ryan reprising his role as the hellblazing occult detective John Constantine. Hopefully it is true; hopefully the wait for its release will not be nearly as long as the one for the silver screen adaption. All will be revealed by the time Batman: The Killing Joke hits stores on August 2.
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