Final yr, Warner Bros. introduced a brand new slate of DC Showcase animated shorts that includes characters that included Kamandi, The Losers, Blue Beetle, and John Constantine with the longer Constantine brief serving because the anchor for a compilation. At this time Warner Bros. Dwelling Leisure unveiled not solely the trailer for DC Showcase: Constantine – The Home of Thriller but additionally launch particulars.
Matt Ryan reprises the long-lasting position of John Constantine having portrayed the character in each live-action and animation for almost a decade. As revealed by the trailer, the brand new animated brief will see Constantine face the implications of his actions through the epic Justice League Darkish: Apokolips Battle, which introduced an finish to the earlier animated movie shared universe.
Warner Bros. Animation continues to glean beloved characters from DC’s sturdy library for the favored DC Showcase line of animated shorts, this time opting to raise Constantine, Kamandi, The Losers, and Blue Beetle within the 2021-2022 compilation launch, DC Showcase: Constantine – The Home of Thriller. The R-rated shorts assortment can be accessible from Warner Bros. Dwelling Leisure on Blu-ray (USA $24.99 SRP; Canada $29.99 SRP) and in 4K on Digital beginning Might 3, 2022.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Dwelling Leisure, and impressed by characters and tales from the long-lasting DC Universe, the all-new quartet of DC Showcase shorts are produced by Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Injustice). Jim Krieg is producer, and Sam Register is govt producer.
Whereas Kamandi: The Final Boy on Earth!, The Losers and Blue Beetle have all appeared as enhanced content material on previous DC Universe Motion pictures, the extended-length Constantine – The Home of Thriller makes its public debut because the anchor for this dynamic shorts compilation.
Matt Ryan (Constantine, Legends of Tomorrow) reprises his live-action and animated position because the Hellblazer himself in Constantine – The Home of Thriller. Within the all-new brief, John Constantine wakes up within the eerie Home of Thriller with no recollection of how he bought there. Happily, Zatanna and his pals are all there. Sadly, they’ve a foul behavior of turning into demons and ripping him to shreds, over and over! Camilla Luddington (Gray’s Anatomy) and Ray Chase (Licorice Pizza) reprise their roles from Justice League Darkish: Apokolips Battle as Zatanna and Jason Blood/Etrigan, respectively, whereas Robin Atkin Downes (The Pressure) and Damian O’Hare (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) reprise their roles from Constantine: Metropolis of Demons as Negral and Chas, respectively. As well as, Gray Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Longmire, Younger Weapons) be a part of the forged of the brief, which is directed by Matt Peters (Injustice) from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush).
Additionally included within the animated shorts assortment are:
KAMANDI: THE LAST BOY ON EARTH!
Directed by Matt Peters (Justice League Darkish: Apokolips Battle) from a script written by Paul Giacoppo (Younger Justice, Star Wars: Resistance), Kamandi: The Final Boy on Earth! was initially launched as a bonus characteristic on Justice Society: World Battle II in Spring 2021. Jack Kirby’s beloved DC comedian creation options the final civilized teenage boy on a post-apocalyptic Earth dominated by speaking animals. On this brief, Kamandi and his pals Prince Tuftan of the Tiger Kingdom and humanoid mutant Ben Boxer are kidnapped by a gorilla cult devoted to discovering the reincarnation of their god, The Mighty One. Golgan, the cult’s chief, places Kamandi’s group by a collection of lethal exams to seek out if any of them know the key of The Mighty One. The thriller options the voices of Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) as Kamandi, Steve Blum (Star Wars: Rebels, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto franchise) as Golgan & Tuftan, Adam Gifford (Masters of the Universe: Revelation) as Zuma, and Armen Taylor (Justice Society: World Battle II) as Ben Boxer.
The legendary rag-tag group of World Battle II outcasts – Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, “Mile-a-Minute” Jones, rookie Gunner and Sarge – discover themselves marooned on an uncharted island within the South Pacific that’s fully overrun with dinosaurs! Their would-be ally on this lethal mission, the mysterious and exquisite Fan Lengthy of the Chinese language Safety Company, tells them their job is to rescue the scientists which have been despatched to check a time/house anomaly. Maybe… however what’s her mission? Ming-Na Wen (Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Ebook of Boba Fett) leads the forged because the mysterious Fan. Alongside for the journey is Dean Winters (John Wick, 30 Rock) as Captain Storm, Dave B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms) as Gunner & Sarge, Eugene Byrd (Bones, Arrow) as Mile-a-Minute Jones, and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld, The Magnificent Seven) as Johnny Cloud. Initially included as a bonus characteristic on Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half One, The Losers is directed by Milo Neuman (LEGO DC Comics Tremendous Heroes: The Flash) from a script by Tim Sheridan (Batman: The Lengthy Halloween).
Sufferin’ Scarabs! Silver Age Blue Beetle is again! And had he ever starred in a Sixties Saturday-morning limited-animation cartoon with its personal jazzy earworm of a theme tune, it could have been similar to this brief! Welcome to the adventures of Ted Kord, alias the Blue Beetle, as he groups up with fellow Tremendous Heroes Captain Atom, The Query and Nightshade to battle that nefarious finagler of emotions, Physician Spectro. Matt Lanter (Timeless, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) stars as Blue Beetle alongside Jeff Bennett (Johnny Bravo, Curious George) as Captain Atom & Pops, Ashly Burch (The Ghost and Molly McGee) as Nightshade, David Kaye (Final Week Tonight with John Oliver, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as The Query, and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Dr. Spectro. Initially connected to Batman: The Lengthy Halloween, Half Two, Blue Beetle is directed by Milo Neuman (Freedom Fighters: The Ray) from a screenplay by Jennifer Keene (Phineas and Ferb) primarily based on a narrative by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise).
Launched in 2010, DC Showcase was initially comprised of 4 animated shorts: The Spectre (2/23/2010), Jonah Hex (7/27/2010), Inexperienced Arrow (9/28/2010) and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (11/9/2010). A further brief, Catwoman (10/18/2011), was connected the next yr to the discharge of Batman: 12 months One. For 2019-2020, DC Showcase returned with 5 shorts: Sgt. Rock (8/6/2019) Loss of life (10/22/2019), The Phantom Stranger (3/17/2020), Adam Unusual (5/19/2020), and the interactive Batman: Loss of life within the Household (10/13/2020).
DC Showcase: Constantine – The Home of Thriller – Particular Options
Blu-ray and Digital
DC Showcase: One Story at a Time (New Featurette) – Because the 1993 debut of Batman: Masks of the Illusion, Warner Bros. Animation has revolutionized and mastered the characteristic movie world with their critically profitable DC Universe Motion pictures and DC Animated Motion pictures. In 2010, the inventive group come across the thought of presenting a few of the extra under-utilized DC characters in shorter tales – and thus, the DC Showcase was born. The shorts program has offered a fertile venue for creators and animators to discover the huge array of DC’s numerous heroes, worlds and universes, and provides audiences a style of their infinite potentialities. That includes some huge names in addition to the deeper cuts, these brief movies replicate completely different kinds and sensibilities, and are impressed by renown creators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Alan Moore. This documentary takes a take a look at the roots of DC Showcase – from Catwoman and Sgt. Rock to Loss of life and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, in addition to the present quartet of shorts. Included are interviews with producer Rick Morales and administrators Matt Peters & Milo Neuman as they discover the featured heroes and villains, the comics that impressed them, and these adventures’ place within the greater image of the DC animated universe.