“Justice League Dark: Apokolips War” Arriving in May

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War





The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 5, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be accompanied by the all-new DC Showcase animated short, Adam Strange. The thrilling tale, which offers insight into the space adventurer’s fascinating backstory, features Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) as the voice of title character.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of Justice League War in 2014, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War features the largest Super Hero cast in the history of DC Universe Movies with dozens of actors/characters spotlighted in a grand ensemble of talent reprising their roles from this six-year story continuum. Matt Ryan (Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine), Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me) and Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, The Mule, American Horror Story) anchor the cast as Constantine, Superman and Raven, respectively – the triumvirate determined to assemble the forces necessary to lead humanity’s final attack. Alongside that trio are the long-running core of Justice League voices — Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Briar Patch, Daredevil, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash – as well as JL-adjacents Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Tony Todd (Candyman) is the voice of the film’s key villain, Darkseid. The cast also boasts appearances by Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Ray Chase (Justice League Dark, Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, The Strain, Arrow) as John Stewart and Swamp Thing, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) as Harley Quinn, Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian, Sachie Alessio (Batman: Hush) as Lady Shiva, and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) as King Shark.

Directors Matt Peters (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters) and Christina Sotta (Young Justice) helm Justice League Dark: Apokolips War from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark) and Mairghread Scott (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines), who is also credited with creating the story. Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark).

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is an epic story of supernatural proportions. A blockbuster, battle royale of a film filled with intense action and heartfelt emotions, serving up spotlight moments for our cast of unique characters,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “This incredible thrill-ride takes us to the edge of the DC universe and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter.”

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Special Features

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

  • DC Showcase: Adam Strange (Animated Short) – On an asteroid mining colony, mysterious drifter Adam Strange is dismissed as an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore. Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited franchise), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons).
  • Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic (New Featurette) – This documentary explores the machinations of one of fiction’s greatest Super Villains as we learn more about what fuels Darkseid’s drive to becoming a galactic Atilla the Hun and the importance of Deities in our classic and modern fiction.
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary – Observations and behind-the-scenes insight from Executive Producer James Tucker, Directors Matt Peters and Christina Sotta, and Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker.
  • Look Back: Justice League Dark (Featurette) – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents. This is the dark version of the Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.
  • Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn (Featurette) – Take a peek at the animated feature film, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the creators and talented voice cast.
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Zombie King”
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Abate and Switch”
  • From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, “Nevermore”
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Man of Tomorrow – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.

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On May 5, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 19, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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4K UHD Combo Pack $39.99 USA, $44.98 Canada
Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada
Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 90 minutes
Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual references.

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March 5, 2020 1:12 pm

I like the running time of 90 minutes. That’s a good 20 minutes longer than most.

March 5, 2020 2:54 pm

Will this be the end of this current animated continuity? If so, then it had a good run.
Still, I hope that it’s not the end. I like this version of Superman, and I want to see more animated movies about him.

March 6, 2020 1:50 pm

Looks like Superman will be one of the front leads in this story. I’m glad to see that for a change for these “ensemble” big team-up movies. Still need to wait to see if it pans out that way though. Also, I love the fact that one of the bonus features will be a sneak peek at the next Superman animated film “Superman: Man of Tomorrow.” I’m interested to see what that will be all about and who the villain will be.

March 7, 2020 11:09 am

I’m also looking forward to seeing the animated Superman: Man of Tomarrow movie. Superman needs more animated films. Do we know who will play Superman? Have they released the casting for that film? Is there any news on what story will be about?

March 8, 2020 3:41 am
Reply to  Superman2878

@Superman2878, that’s a good question. I do not know anything about the casting or the story of “Superman: Man of Tomorrow.”
All I’m hoping for is that we get nice character designs, smooth, fluid animation, and hopefully non-typical villains (so no Lex Luthor or General Zod and no kryptonite). I’d love to see Parasite or Silver Banshee or Intergang.

March 8, 2020 1:56 pm

I hope that there will be a lot of focus on Superman for this film, and that he will be in most of the movie. I would like to see them use Conduit for a villain. He’s a villain who hasn’t had any screen time in any Superman production as far as I know of. I know that in Superman the animated series, Kenny Braverman aka Conduit made an appearance. But it was when he was a teenager in the episode where Brainiac went back in time like a terminator to terminate Clark Kent when he was in high school.… Read more »

March 9, 2020 8:58 am

So I don’t know much about the comics on which this is based but looking at the trailer I’m kind of getting the impression that Superman is gung-ho to lead an attack on Darkseid and then something goes sideways and he ends up with Kyrptonite green eyes and Damien hates him (maybe because Batman dies?). So I guess I’m saying this would concern me because it would mean that Superman is shown being pro-active about something only to have it completely blow up in his face. ..and let me guess, it’s something Batman tried to talk him out of because… Read more »

March 9, 2020 3:09 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I have a feeling that this movie will be really really really good. But I’m also kind of wondering if this will be the end of this DC animated continuity. I hope it’s not.

March 10, 2020 10:07 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Bring on Rebirth Continuity !

March 10, 2020 10:38 am
Reply to  lcmcbain

That would be interesting to see. 🙂

March 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Reply to  MattComics

This has been an on going issue with Superman and these multiple superhero stories. Either Superman swoops in and ends the conflict or he gets some how subdued then shows up at the end. Won’t be any story if he’s triumphant right off the bat so they’ve been following this same story line protocol for ever. They did it all through the JL animated series on the Cartoon Network as well. I would assume this won’t be much different.

March 15, 2020 7:02 pm

I saw WAR again (first part) last night. Hadn’t seen it in a few years. So I had forgotten most of it. Superman along with Wonder Woman were drawn in an off the wall context that was different than the “normal” look we’ve expected to see. Superman and WW costumes along with their general appearance did not have the traditional look that one might have expected. But the one thing I noticed that I hadn’t before was with all the fighting/battles done in the city(s) among all the city buildings and at ground level, there wasn’t one person seen anywhere!!… Read more »