Del Toro Out As ‘Justice League Dark’ Director

Coming hot off of the news that Warner Bros. was sending DC Comics Vertigo properties to New Line, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is no longer directing Justice League Dark. Here’s what THR had to say about the Vertigo swap and del Toros exit

Justice League Dark, which is also known as Dark Universe, will remain under the Warners banner. Dark consists of DC’s supernatural heroes such as Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Deadman among others. In the past, Constantine and Swamp Thing and some of those ilk had their own titles published under the Vertigo imprint but have since been integrated into the DC Universe. The movie version will attempt the same.

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.

Del Toro recently handed in the finished script for JL Dark, so for him not take the project must mean that Pacific Rim 2 or one “Hell” of a project takes precedent. What do you guys think of Del Toro’s exit? Do you think that Warner Bros. can find a better replacement than him? I mean after all he did write the script and is one heck of a director.


(Nate Brail)

Heroic Staff

Heroic Staff

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