Back in November, Guillermo del Toro submitted his script to Warner Bros. for a Justice League Dark movie, based on the DC Comics series. The movie, with the working title Dark Universe, will center on the more supernatural/occult-oriented characters of the DC universe. So far, we know that Del Toro had plans to make a blond version of John Constantine the lead character and that the Demon in the story will be Jason Blood, who was one of the Knights of King Arthur. The filmmaker had also said that the origins of the team would be uncovered throughout the film, as opposed to all at the beginning, and that “it’s a very different universe.”
There’s been a lot of talk about which characters would appear in the film, but now Latino Review’s El Mayimbe has the scoop on exactly who the members of the Justice League Dark team will be.
Rumor is that John Constantine, Zatanna, Brand/Deadman, and Jason Blood will make up the Justice League Dark team in the film.
Here’s what El Mayimbe posted to Twitter yesterday:
This is unconfirmed information at this point and considering that a lot can change between now and the beginning of production, take this as a rumor (as is clearly stated in the tweet).
In interviews and roundtables, Del Toro, who is finishing up the gothic horror Crimson Peak for theatrical release this year, has rattled off other names of who will appear in Dark Universe, like Swamp Thing, The Spectre, Demon, and Zatara. (He has repeatedly said that Swamp Thing is a favorite of his and he’s looking forward to bringing him to the big screen.)
Since Del Toro began working on Dark Universe, NBC launched the television series Constantine, based on the DC/Vertigo character (previously brought to the screen by Keanu Reeves in 2005’s Constantine), but the filmmaker has since stated that his film will not follow the continuity established in the TV series. The Hellboy director had also stated that Dark Universe would not take place within the world of WB’s rebooted Superman franchise, which began with 2013’s Man Of Steel and continues in 2016 with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Though, in an interview with Collider back in December, he did refer to Dark Universe as a “sort of shared universe project,” leading people to speculate that perhaps it does take place within the main DC Universe – although, it was not listed as part of the DC Shared Universe Films announced late last year.
Some of the Justice League Dark comic book run has been collected into trade paperback. (Note – I, Vampire Vol. 2 includes Justice League Dark #7–8.)
– Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark
– I, Vampire Vol. 2: Rise of the Vampires
– Justice League Dark Vol. 2: The Books of Magic
– Justice League Dark Vol. 3: The Death of Magic
– Justice League Dark Vol. 4: The Rebirth of Evil
– Justice League Dark Vol. 5: Paradise Lost
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