John Constantine returns to the small screen in ‘Justice League Dark’

Justice League Dark, the comic, part of DC’s New 52 launch was ultimately a disappointment for me. Oh sure, it drew in a lot of characters that were near and dear, but it was a little too flashy for my tastes.

Largely, my deep appreciation for John Constantine, as an idea, is really a crippling factor. I would be so much more comfortable if these characters existed outside of DC proper.

I don’t want to see John hanging with Batman, and while I certainly enjoyed the rest of the cast’s interactions in books such as Brave & the Bold and Justice League of America, as soon as Constantine shows up, all those capes need to go away.

He seems out of place. One of these things is not like the others.

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All that being said, I will happily watch this animated movie. Hell, I might even love it… But the thing is, no matter how good it is, there will be a part of me that knows how much better it could have been.

Justice League Dark, which debuts this fall, stars the vocal talents of Camilla Luddington (Tomb Raider) as Zatanna, Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars) as Batman, journeyman voice actor Ray Chase as Etrigan the Demon, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue) as Deadman, and Matt Ryan (Constantine) reprising his role as John Constantine.

No word yet on who has been tapped to voice Black Orchid or Swamp Thing.

 

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