Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached to direct Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Dark Universe, also known as Justice League Dark. The news follows a report from April, where Guillermo del Toro himself hinted that he may not have time to direct the project, even though the script is already completed. It isn't clear who Warner Bros. may be seeking to replace the director at this time.
The director is currently putting the finishing touches on his haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, which hits theaters this October. And he is prepping to shoot the sequel Pacific Rim 2, which already has an August 4, 2017 release date in place. There have also been rumors that Hellboy 3 may be be in the works, but the director hasn't said anything definitive about this long-rumored sequel thus far. It is believed that he will shoot Pacific Rim 2 next, sometime this fall.
Back in December, it was rumored that characters such as John Constantine, Zatanna, Brand/Deadman and Jason Blood will be featured in Dark Universe, but that report was never confirmed by the studio. The project will remain at Warner Bros., under their DC Comics universe, while other projects based on Vertigo Comics, such as Sandman, will be moved over to New Line Cinema. Are you disappointed that Guillermo del Toro is no longer making Dark Universe? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more details.