It was only a few weeks ago that the first trailer for the next Warner Bros. DC Animated Original Movie was released. It was also the first time that we learned Justice League Dark would follow in the footsteps of Batman: The Killing Joke and receive an R rating.
The film's director, the very talented Jay Olivia, recently discussed the film's rating with Empire.
“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 tell the best story that I can, and from there we edit some things out, or we try to hide things. Instead of showing a beheading, we’ll cut to the shadow on the wall as you see the beheading in the shadow, but you don’t actually see it. The Killing Joke was kind of a godsend in the sense of, because of its success and because Home Video took a chance of releasing it as an R, it paved the way for this to be an R.”
Featuring the voices of Jason O'Mara as Batman, Matt Ryan as John Constantine, Camilla Luddington, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Ray Chase as Etrigan, Roger R. Cross as Swamp Thing, Enrico Colantoni as Felix Faust, Alfred Molina as Destiny, Jerry O'Connell as Superman and Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark arrives digitally January 24th and on Blu-Ray and DVD February 7th.
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