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Batman V Superman Storyboard Artist Reveals Parademons Weren't Initially Planned

One of the most memorable moments from Batman v Superman was the mysterious "Knightmare" experienced by Bruce Wayne, which gave the hero a vision of a possible post-apocalyptic future ruled by a dicator-like Superman. Appearing as a guest on the Shanlian On Batman podcast, storyboard artist Jay Oliva discussed his role in pitching the scenes "one-shot" sequence to director Zack Snyder. "I did the Knightmare sequence with future Batman, I did that. Although, it was great because, you know, I just watched it again the other day and that last shot where it’s just one long continuous take where Batman is fighting and he eventually gets taken down, that was something that I had talked to Zack about, about like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if it was like a Children of Men-style like one-shot through it all?’" However, there was one thing that Oliva didn't plan, and
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Jay Oliva on storyboarding Batman v Superman, says Wonder Woman is “great and fun”

Jay Oliva has had an extensive career in animation, directing several of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies such as Justice League: War, both parts of the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns adaptation and, most recently, Justice League Dark. He also has a lot of experience as a storyboard artist for both the animated and features films for both DC and Marvel, being credited as a storyboard artist for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok.

Oliva was recently a guest on the podcast Shanlian on Batman and spoke about some of the sequences he storyboarded for Batman v Superman, namely the nightmare sequence which saw a future Batman fighting Superman’s soldiers before getting taken out by Darkseid’s parademons.

“I did the nightmare sequence with future Batman, although it was great because I just watched it again the other day and that last shot
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Constantine Summons the Swamp Thing in Clip from Justice League Dark

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Out today on Blu-ray and DVD is Justice League Dark, and to celebrate the release of the new animated adventure, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed a new clip in which Constantine dares to summon the Swamp Monster for a nighttime meeting.

From the Press Release: Burbank, CA (November 16, 2016) — To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 Srp), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp); and DVD ($19.98 Srp). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 Sd) starting January 24, 2017.

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis,
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Review: Justice League Dark

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The concept of the DC Comics’ mystical characters gathering to combat occult evil always sounds good but of course, execution is everything. When it was done sparingly, as in Swamp Thing #50, it was quite effective. As an ongoing series, it proved tough to manage since each player was plucked from a title that had a fairly unique look and feel.

That said, the newly released animated Justice League Dark film is incredibly entertaining and certainly a cut above the last half-dozen releases. From a story by Jld writer J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker, Altbacker’s script shifts the super-heroic DC Universe to supernatural threats that Superman (Jerry O’Connell), Wonder Woman (Rosario Dawson), Green Lantern (Roger Cross) and the others are less equipped to handle. Altbacker is no stranger to heroes and magicians with credits including Spooksville and Green Lantern: The Animated Series and he does a fine job weaving the various threads.
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Justice League Dark Review: Bloody, Violent and Confusing

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Justice League Dark Review: Bloody, Violent and Confusing
Warner Brothers Animation second foray into R-rated territory doesn't quite make-up for the debacle of The Killing Joke, but it's a step in the right direction. Justice League Dark takes our venerated superheroes into supernatural territory. I was slightly aware of the Justice League Dark comics. The film is worthy of the R-rating. It's markedly violent and truly dwells in the mystical realm, but is burdened by an overly intricate plot with multiple characters. The digital release allowed me to rewind a few times to check on confusing points. In a sense the film had my rapt attention, but is overloaded with details. Blink a few times here and you'll be completely lost.

Justice League Dark opens with ordinary people committing horrific crimes. They are hallucinating being attacked by demons; then doing anything possible to fight back. Superman (Jerry O'Connell) and Wonder Woman (Rosario Dawson) bring the global events to
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Two New Justice League Dark Clips Highlight Batman And Constantine

The two clips below from Justice League Dark see Etrigan make short work of the Demon's Three and Batman having a pretty unusual post-workout shave. While Etrigan is taking care of his demonic brethren, Constantine appears to be stealing...cash? Or was he looking for something else and just decided to pocket the money while he continued to search? That would certainly be very Constantine-esque. Justice League Dark is out on digital January 24, 2017 and blu-ray/DVD on February 7, 2017. Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Olivia and stars Matt Ryan, Camilla Luddington, Jason O'Mara, Jb Blanc, Ray Chase, Enrico Colantoni, Roger R. Cross, Jeremy Davies, Rosario Dawson, Brian T. Delaney, Alfred Molina, Jerry O'Connell, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Post, Fred Tatasciore and Nicholas Turturro. It's rated R for Mature Content. Synopsis: Batman assembles a League of mystic heroes - the likes of Swamp Thing, the Demon, and
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First Look And Voice Cast For Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Revealed

Christina Ricci and Miguel Ferrer are the two latest additions to the upcoming Teen Titans: The Judas Contract direct-to-video feature from WB Animation (per THR). They'll join Sean Maher (Nightwing), Kari Wahlgren (Starfire), Jake T. Austin (Blue Beetle), Taissa Farmiga (Raven), Brandon Soo Hoo (Beast Boy) and Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne) who are all reprising roles from previous Dcau releases. WB Animation veteran director (and Dceu storyboard artist) Jay Oliva directs from a script penned by comic scribe J.M. DeMatteis and Green Lantern: Tas writer, Ernie Altbacker. As seen in the images below and above, we have our first look at Terra and Deathstroke, the two characters Ricci and Ferrer are likely playing. Update: It is with sad hearts that we report that Judas Contract will be one of Miguel Ferrer's final roles, as the 61-year-old actor passed away moments ago. He was best known for roles in the original RoboCop film,
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First Look And Voice Cast For Teen Titans: Judas Contract Revealed

Christina Ricci and Miguel Ferrer are the two latest additions to the upcoming Teen Titans: The Judas Contract direct-to-video feature from WB Animation (per THR). They'll join  Sean Maher (Nightwing), Kari Wahlgren (Starfire), Jake T. Austin (Blue Beetle), Taissa Farmiga (Raven), Brandon Soo Hoo (Beast Boy) and Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne) who are all reprising roles from previous Dcau releases. WB Animation veteran director (and Dceu storyboard artist) Jay Oliva directs from a script penned by comic scribe J.M. DeMatteis and Green Lantern: Tas writer, Ernie Altbacker. As seen in the images below and above, we have our first look at Terra and Deathstroke, the two characters Ricci and Ferrer are likely playing. Update: It is with sad news that we report that Judas Contract will be one of Miguel Ferrer's final roles as the 61-year-old actor has passed away, moments ago. He was best known for roles in the original RoboCop film,
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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Voice Cast Announced

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Although the Blu-Ray release of Justice League Dark is mere weeks away, it’s not too soon to start talking about DC’s next animated film, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. And if you ask any fan of comics’ most infamous team of adolescent superheroes, this movie seeing the light of day is long, long overdue.

To give some background, the inspiration for this adaptation came from a storyline, also called “The Judas Contract,” that originally appeared in the pages of the wildly popular The New Teen Titans comic book series written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Perez back in the 1980’s. Since its publication, many readers agree that it was their masterpiece.

When Warner Home Video kicked off this initiative of releasing more mature DC animated films direct-to-video – then under
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Batman Assembles A New Team In This International Trailer For Justice League Dark

A different threat takes a different team. When Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League determine that they are ill equipped to deal with a new paranormal threat, Batman declares that John Constantine holds  their only chance at achieving victory. Joining them are Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon, Boston Brand and Swamp Thing.  That's quite the powerful team assembled, one that might even give the real Justice League a run for their money.  Surely they'll be enough to defeat Felix Faust and his dark minions. To check out a previously released clip, Click Here. Justice League Dark is out on digital January 24, 2017 and blu-ray/DVD on February 7, 2017. Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Olivia and stars Matt Ryan, Camilla Luddington, Jason O'Mara, Jb Blanc, Ray Chase, Enrico Colantoni, Roger R. Cross, Jeremy Davies, Rosario Dawson, Brian T. Delaney, Alfred Molina, Jerry O'Connell, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jeffrey Vincent Parise,
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First Justice League Dark Clip Reveals Constantine's Poker Face

The latest DC All Access features a new clip from Justice League Dark, out on digital January 24, 2017 and blu-ray/DVD on February 7, 2017. Out of all the DC Comics superheroes (or anti-heroes in this case) John Constantine is probably the last person you want to play poker with, let alone try to cheat. Though we don't see how things turn out, I'm guessing things didn't go well for the demon (and I don't mean Etrigan). Also, as a bonus, the new DC All Access also has an inside look at the final chapter of Telltale's Batman game - The City of Light. Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Olivia and stars Matt Ryan, Camilla Luddington, Jason O'Mara, Jb Blanc, Ray Chase, Enrico Colantoni, Roger R. Cross, Jeremy Davies, Rosario Dawson, Brian T. Delaney, Alfred Molina, Jerry O'Connell, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Post, Fred Tatasciore and Nicholas Turturro. It's rated R for Mature Content.
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Justice League Dark director discusses the film’s R-rating

In January, Warner Bros. assembles the supernatural heroes of the DC universe for its latest animated movie Justice League Dark, which will also mark the second R-rated release from the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line after this year’s Batman: The Killing Joke. Speaking to Empire Online (via Comic Book), director Jay Oliva has been discussing the R-rating, and how The Killing Joke has paved the way for the filmmakers to go darker with their DC movies.

“If I knew that I could get away with a rated R, I would have made it a hard R. When we make these films, our goal is always a PG-13, so there’s certain things that we know we can get away with and things that we can’t; we can’t do beheadings and we can’t do arterial blood spray or anything like that. I’m just trying to
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Jl Dark Releases Trailer, DVD Details

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Burbank, CA (November 16, 2016) — To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 Srp), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp); and DVD ($19.98 Srp). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 Sd) starting January 24, 2017.

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession
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Justice League Dark Trailer & Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD Release Details & Cover Art

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Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan, who played the live action version of the character on the NBC series), Batman, and a few more friends take a ride on the dark side in the trailer for the new animated movie Justice League Dark, coming out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this winter from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

For full details on the Justice League Dark animated film, we have the official press release, trailer, and Blu-ray / DVD cover art below. And, in case you missed it, it was recently revealed that a live action Justice League Dark film is moving forward at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, with Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) set to direct.

Press Release: Burbank, CA (November 16, 2016) — To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie,
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'Justice League Dark' Trailer: Batman Recruits a New Team To Fight Demons

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Next year we'll see Batman and Wonder Woman travel all over the world to recruit The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg in Justice League. But if Zack Snyder and the DC Extended Universe on the big screen aren't really working for you these days, there is an alternative. It's called Justice League Dark and will see Batman teaming up with Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Ertigan the Demon.  No, the long brewing live-action Justice League Dark didn't suddenly materialize overnight. This Justice League Dark is part of the DC Animated Universe and it comes from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns director Jay Olivia. And while the cartoon nature of it may have you thinking this is an all-ages affair, the MPAA has actually handed this an R-rated for...

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‘Justice League Dark’ Trailer: Animated Superheroes Defend the World Against Supernatural Threats

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‘Justice League Dark’ Trailer: Animated Superheroes Defend the World Against Supernatural Threats
When Batman and the Justice League need an extra hand they call the supernatural specialists, the Justice League Dark. The first official trailer for the Warner Bros. Animation’s latest DC project was released courtesy of IGN. Check it out below.

Created by occult investigator John Constantine, the Justice League Dark is composed of Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. This group, who handle situations deemed unfit for the traditional superheroes, will help the others save the world when its under attack from supernatural forces.

Read More: ‘Justice League Dark’ Featurette Introduces Animated Gang of Underground Superheroes

The animated film will follow in the footsteps of “The Killing Joke” and also be rated R. According to the site, Jeremy Davies will voice Ritchie, Enrico Colantoni plays Felix Faust, Alfred Molina is Destiny, and Roger R. Cross plays both Swamp Thing and John Stewart.

Directed by Jay Olivia, “Justice League Dark
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Trailer for the R-rated animated Justice League Dark movie

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the next DC Universe Animated Original Movies release, Justice League Dark, which IGN is reporting will follow in the footsteps of Batman: The Killing Joke with an R-rating for “some disturbing violence”. Check the trailer out here…

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Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and features a voice cast that includes Matt Ryan as Constantine, Camilla Luddington as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Ray Chase as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman and Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman. A release date is yet to be announced, but it’s expected to arrive early in 2017.
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Justice League Dark Trailer Teams Batman with Constantine and Swamp Thing

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Justice League Dark Trailer Teams Batman with Constantine and Swamp Thing
Back in July, a new sneak preview from the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Blu-ray release confirmed that the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie will be Justice League Dark. It was also confirmed that Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine on NBC's canceled Constantine series, and guest-starred as the iconic character on Arrow, will return to voice John Constantine in this movie. Today we have the first trailer for Justice Leauge Dark, along with confirmation on even more cast members.

IGN debuted the first trailer earlier today, and confirmed that this movie will be R-rated. This animated adventure will be following in the footsteps of Batman: The Killing Joke. The movie will be rated R for "some disturbing violence," and while we learned about some of the voice cast members in July, even more cast members have now been confirmed.

Our report from July revealed that Jason O'Mara is set to voice Batman,
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Magically Charged New Trailer For Justice League Dark Confirms An R-Rating

Following the commercial success of Batman: The Killing Joke this past summer, the DC Animated Movie Universe really seems to be embracing that adult-skewing R-rating because they've just announced that their next full-length feature, Justice League Dark, will also sport the same certification, thanks to "some disturbing violence." IGN debuted the first official trailer for the Jay Oliva-directed film earlier this afternoon and have also uncovered new details regarding the supernatural heroes and the voices that will breathe life into them. The team will consist of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon, and of course, Batman. Constantine will be voiced by his live-action counterpart Matt Ryan while Jason O'Mara will return to voice Batman, Tomb Raider mo-cap actress Camilla Luddington will voice Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro will voice Deadman, Ray Chase will voice Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jerry O'Connell will return to voice Superman, and Rosario Dawson will
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Justice League Dark Nycc Panel Hints At Future Of DC Animated Films

As per usual, a DC animation panel held at a major convention bore some generous fruit. This time, it pertained to one of WB’s most ambitious projects in the superhero genre: Justice League Dark.

For those unfamiliar, Justice League Dark is an upcoming animated movie based on the comic book series of the same name that will see characters such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, and Zatanna join forces to combat the darkest mystical threats the DC Universe has to offer – not everything is a job for Superman. Not only that, but Batman will factor into this adaptation too because, well, he’s a proven success and will no doubt get casual fans to buy out of curiosity.

This weekend at New York Comic Con, several clips from the film were debuted to a geeked audience. But what were perhaps the most interesting talking points came from the
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