Justice League Dark is one of the more highly anticipated new offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC’s popular animated universe. Director Jay Oliva’s R-rated follow-up to 2016’s Batman: Bad Blood is expected to ramp up the violence and gritty themes that have underpinned some of his other animated features for DC, including the two-part Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
With the wide release date on the horizon for Justice League Dark, clips have emerged online, including Batman’s questioning of magic and John Constantine playing in a demonic poker game. Fans won’t need to wait much longer to finally see Justice League Dark for the first time - and many will have a chance to see it in two bi-coastal premiere screenings for which the dates and times have been revealed.
According to Collider, Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that Justice League Dark will premiere in both Los Angeles and New York City. The west coast premiere happens first, taking place at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 23rd. The New York premiere will then happen at the Director’s Guild of America in New York on February 2nd. Both premieres will kick off at 7 pm.
Voice actors Matt Ryan and Nicholas Turturro, who voice Constantine and Deadman, respectively, are expected to attend each premiere and participate in post-screening panel discussions with Oliva, supervising producer James Tucker, and character designer Phil Bourassa. Jason Blood/Etrigan voice actor Ray Chase is expected to be an additional appearance at the L.A. premiere, with more names expected to be announced.
Fans can enter for a chance to obtain up to four free tickets to either screening by emailing JLDarkLA@gmail.com for the L.A. premiere or JLDarkNY@gmail.com for New York. You need to include your name, number of requested tickets (up to four), and the website where you learned about the premiere. Tickets will be distributed on a “first-come, first served” basis. While Justice League Dark is rated R and standard restrictions will apply at the screenings, the premieres are nonetheless a great opportunity for fans young and old to see the movie before the rest of the world does.
The chance to get tickets to the screenings certainly sounds easier than it really is. There is limited supply and, surely, much more demand for such seats. Most fans will need to wait until the wide release of Justice League Dark to see the movie for the first time, especially those who can’t make the trip to L.A. or New York. But since all you need is an email address, it’s well worth sending an RSVP to either of the addresses for your chance to get an early glimpse at the much-anticipated animated feature.
Justice League Dark will see its official wide release via digital video on January 24 and Blu-Ray/DVD on February 7.