Earlier today we learned that Warner Brothers is moving all of their potential film projects based off of the DC Comics Vertigo imprint to their New Line Cinema shingle. One of those projects thought to be moving was director Guillermo Del Toro’s Justice League Dark, which contains a number of supernatural-based heroes whose adventures have been told under the Vertigo banner. Well, it turns out that Justice League Dark, which has also been known as Dark Universe, will be staying at Warner Brothers proper, it is just that Del Toro will be moving on.
It’s the Hollywood Reporter who clarified the situation, stating –
Dark, the adaptation, was to have been directed by Guillermo del Toro, but insiders say the filmmaker, who is working on a sequel to Pacific Rim even as he preps his gothic horror movie Crimson Peak, is no longer attached to the project.
Well, that’s not surprising. There hasn’t been much news on the project in a while and Del Toro has been vocal about Pacific Rim 2, so it seems pretty obvious that this where he was going to be concentrating his energies next. But the Hollywood Reporter’s story does imply that the project is still in consideration at the studio, even though it hasn’t had an official release date announced unlike a number of other DC Comics adaptations that Warners have announced for the other installments in what will be an interconnected cinematic universe. Will Justice League Dark fit into those plans or will it stand on its own? We’ll keep watching.