It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Guillermo del Toro’s plans for a supernatural DC ensemble with an adaptation of Justice League Dark, and with del Toro adding projects to his slate like there’s no tomorrow – and the absence of the project on Warner Bros.’ rumoured slate of DC movies – it was starting to look like it had fallen by the wayside. However, the Pacific Rim director has now prodived an update to SHH, stating that he’s still working on it, and touching upon how it fits in alongside Warner’s other DC projects such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer’s adaptation of Sandman and the upcoming Constantine TV series.
“I’m still working on it,” del Toro said. “Sandman doesn’t figure in the Dark UniverseWe have Deadman, we have the Demon, we have Swamp Thing, we have Zatana, we have Constantine, but DC and Warners have been very clear that they are trying to keep those properties separate so when the time comes they can unite them, once they know they’re quantifiable. Batman, Superman, Green Lantern… everyone eventually will come together. Right now, they’re allowing us independence. I had that conversation when the Constantine show was pitched. I said, ‘Do I have to have continuity with that?’ and they said, ‘No, feel free to continue the way you’re going.”
Are you pleased that Justice League Dark is still on the cards, and do you think del Toro will ever find the time to fit it into his schedule?