Back in November, we reported that director Guillermo del Toro has turned in his script for Justice League Dark. An unconfirmed report surfaced in January which revealed that the DC Comics characters John Constantine, Zatanna, Brand/Deadman and Jason Blood will be included in the story, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then. While doing press for Season 2 of The Strain, Guillermo del Toro offered a brief update on the project, revealing that he may not direct, although it all depends on his schedule.
"We turned in our [script] revision, and it all depends on the calendar, you know? If I can do it, I would love to do it. And I think the screenplay and the characters are very solid."
Back in December, the filmmaker revealed that Justice League Dark is part of a "shared universe," although the project wasn't revealed as part of Warner Bros. and DC Comics slate that was announced last fall. There is speculation that Warner Bros. is developing a separate shared universe for their Vertigo Comics adaptations, and that Justice League Dark may fit within that universe, along with Neil Gaiman's Sandman adaptation. However, Guillermo del Toro added that directing Justice League Dark is no easy task, since it must fit within the "DC Universe."
"You cannot say, 'Yeah, I'll do it after I do this,' or 'I have the first season of The Strain. [Justice League Dark ] needs to fall into the plan of the DC Universe."
If Justice League Dark is part of the DC Universe, it may be quite some time before we see it on the big screen, since Warner Bros.' current slate of 10 movies goes until 2020, and that doesn't include stand alone Batman and Superman movies that are also in the works. Their schedule doesn't allow for a whole lot of room for another project, so it's possible that this may be held off until after the two-part Justice League movie. It's also possible that the rumored Vertigo Comics movie universe is happening, where Justice League Dark would be a natural fit. What do you think about these new updates? Let us know what you think below.