Over the last few years, DC’s Showcase animated shorts have placed the spotlight on less high-profile heroes. These shorts arrived as extra features on various animated films. Now, Warner Bros. Animation and DC are reissuing several of these shorts, along with a brand-new one starring DC’s resident occult expert, John Constantine.
DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery is a new collection of DC Comics R-rated shorts, hitting home video this spring. And you can see the first trailer for Constantine’s supernatural adventure, as well as read the official synopsis, right here:
Matt Ryan (Constantine, Legends of Tomorrow) reprises his live-action and animated role as the Hellblazer himself. In the all-new short, John Constantine wakes up in the eerie House of Mystery. And with no recollection of how he got there. Fortunately, Zatanna and his friends are all there. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of turning into demons and ripping him to shreds. And they do this over and over again!
Among the voice cast are Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ray Chase (Licorice Pizza). They reprise their roles from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War as Zatanna and Jason Blood/Etrigan, respectively. Robin Atkin Downes and Damian O’Hare reprise their roles from Constantine: City of Demons as Negral and Chas. Grey Griffin and Lou Diamond Phillips also join the cast. Matt Peters (Injustice) directs House of Mystery from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush).
Judging from the trailer, it looks like Constantine will have to face the consequences for his restructuring of reality that we saw in the Apokolips War. (Hmm, sounds a bit familiar to another superhero magician’s current circumstances). Included in this collection are the previously released DC animated shorts for Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth, The Losers, and Blue Beetle. DC Showcase: Constantine – House of Mystery arrives on Blu-ray, 4K, and on Digital starting May 3, 2022.