DC’s Justice League Dark (or Dark Universe) was in development hell ever since Guillermo del Toro decided to leave the project for Pacific Rim 2 – a project which he ultimately left as well. Since then, Warner Bros. has added producer Scott Rudi, Michael Gilio to pen the script, and most recently director Doug Liman back in August who DC snagged from Fox who was getting ready to head into production on Gambit featuring Channing Tatum as the titular character. Since his addition, the studio has been relatively silent about the film’s development, but IGN had a chance to catch up with the newly acquired director who spoke briefly about bringing the Justice League Dark to the silver screen.
“I love those characters, and I love Warner Bros., and I love [producer] Scott Rudin, and it’s – and you know, I get asked to come in and do things that are “unconventional.” If people want conventional, they don’t come to me. It’s why doing Invisible was like right up my alley – because how can you be conventional when there aren’t even conventions that exist? And so you know when Warner Bros. wants to sort of turn the comic book genre on its head, they call me.”
The Justice League Dark team will consist of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan the Demon, and will take place in the DC Cinematic Universe.
After multiple delays and complications, it looks like JLD is officially out of development hell and ready to move forward. We are anticipating the next move to be casting for the DC team-up film, but that might not happen for a while.
Justice League Dark is currently without a release date, but Warner Bros. and DC have set dates in 2018 and 2019 for unannounced films.