Director Guillermo del Toro as confirmed to IGN that he is indeed working on a Justice League Dark movie for Warner Bros.
The working title for the project is Dark Universe, and that may be a hint of other things to come. We already know that Warner Bros. is building a cohesive universe similar to what was done with the Avengers (though it is interesting that del Toro says WB was working on that idea before Marvel), so if this project gets off the ground, could we see stand alone movies featuring Zatanna, The Spectre, and Deadman? That’s a lot of speculating, but it would make sense, if done right. Personally, I’d rather see a Spectre television series done up on the style of Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt.
So who does del Toro want to put in the movie? According to the director, everyone (he dropped some of the names above). However, he wouldn’t give everything away, as he said audiences would instantly know the entire plot of the movie.
The other tid-bit of information? The director is courting a well known writer to pen the script – someone del Toro said would make everyone very happy. The list of writers is pretty endless, and my first thought jumped to writers currently on staff at DC Comics, but considering the nature of the film, and the director’s bent, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Stephen King, or his son, Joe Hill take on the feature film.
Who would you want to write the Justice League Dark movie?
We won’t know if Warner Bros. gives this greenlight to this film for a while, but knowing that the project is in the works is interesting.