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Justice League Dark Premieres Tonight in LA: Exclusive Interviews

Justice League Dark is the the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, and it’s premiering tonight in Los Angeles. There will also be an East Coast Premiere on February 2nd in New York City. ToonBarn will be at the New York Premiere at the Director’s Guild of America in New York on February 2, 2017. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion of Justice League: Dark.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Dark will be distributed February 7, 2017 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray ™ Deluxe Giftset (featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine), Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting January 24, 2017.

In honor of tonight’s premiere in LA, we are sharing our NYCC interviews from the cast and crew of Justice League Dark, taken by ToonBarn Head Writer, Marc Morrell. The following interviews are with Matt Ryan (Constantine), Jason O’Mara (Batman), Jay Oliva (Director), James Tucker (Producer), and Phil Bourassa (Character Designer).

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 – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified, Constantine) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni ( Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker ( Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan ( The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers. James Tucker ( Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

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I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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