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Guillermo Del Toro says Justice League Dark is dependent on Warner Bros. overall plan for DC

Nov. 12, 2013by:

While Guillermo Del Toro juggles all of the various movies and other projects he is working on, there is still his involvement with DC's darker themed JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK movie. We have heard titles like DARK UNIVERSE and HEAVEN SENT thrown around, but JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK still isn't going away. Does that mean that Warner Bros. is serious about making it? Del Toro seems to think so, there is just one snag.

In an interview with CineFilos, the director explained JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK's status in the follow manner:

"We're still on [Justice League Dark], writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new. We're still at Warner Bros., they are making plans for the entire DC universe. All the superheroes, all the mythologies, and part of that is Justice League Dark. They're planning on TV, movies, and all the media, so we have to fit into that plan."

It would be foolish to think that WB and DC are not going to model themselves after the Marvel/Disney business plan because that is working out incredibly well. The fact that Marvel has a joined cinematic universe means that their marketing department and merchandising partners have a field day with every new film. With MAN OF STEEL and the upcoming BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN poised to deliver that unified movie landscape, DC needs to make sure that all properties align with the greater plan.

Whether or not JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK will end up being an R-rated movie or a toned down PG-13 will be a business, rather than creative, decision. I would love to see a gory, violent epic with John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna, but that may not be in the cards. Either way, if Wonder Woman and Nightwing make it into BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN and the proposed Flash movie hits after that, expect JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK to hit theaters sometime after 2016.

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1:33PM on 11/13/2013
I seriously doubt this will be made ever. Don't read the comics, I am familiar with the character though. And seeing a movie featuring all of them directed by GDT would be great!
However, WB still has issues getting their popular characters on either the big or small screen. Does anyone really think this is going to be a top priority for them at all? Right now, they have a profitable TV series (Arrow), they just wrapped up a Batman franchise, and they're coming off the heels of launching a
I seriously doubt this will be made ever. Don't read the comics, I am familiar with the character though. And seeing a movie featuring all of them directed by GDT would be great!
However, WB still has issues getting their popular characters on either the big or small screen. Does anyone really think this is going to be a top priority for them at all? Right now, they have a profitable TV series (Arrow), they just wrapped up a Batman franchise, and they're coming off the heels of launching a new Superman franchise. On top of all that, they're working on a production to not only expand their cinematic universe and reboot another Batman franchise, but also potentially launch a Wonder Woman franchise and they might be launching a Flash tv show. And this is all in an attempt to get a Justice League movie on screen. All of that said, where do you think Justice League Dark is going to fall on WB's list of priorities?

People, I wouldn't get your hopes up for this one.
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6:42AM on 11/13/2013
All sounds good...but while Marvel walk the walk...just seems like all WB's people do is talk the talk. It just feels like I'll be seeing the Marvel cinematic universe reboot before WB's get it all together.
All sounds good...but while Marvel walk the walk...just seems like all WB's people do is talk the talk. It just feels like I'll be seeing the Marvel cinematic universe reboot before WB's get it all together.
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11:53PM on 11/12/2013
How about a Netflix series?
How about a Netflix series?
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11:42PM on 11/12/2013

Zatanna casting?

Looks only: Kat Dennings....she could really fill out the costume, if you know what I mean.
Looks only: Kat Dennings....she could really fill out the costume, if you know what I mean.
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10:07PM on 11/12/2013
Seeing Constantine, Swamp thing, Deadman and Zatanna on the big screen is going to make my heart burst.
Seeing Constantine, Swamp thing, Deadman and Zatanna on the big screen is going to make my heart burst.
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8:45PM on 11/12/2013

I really hope this gets the greenlight but...

I seriously doubt this will end up being called Justice League Dark.
I seriously doubt this will end up being called Justice League Dark.
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8:05PM on 11/12/2013
You know what would be great? If it was Guillermo del Toro overseeing the DC cinematic universe as their equivalent of Joss Whedon instead of David Goyer.
You know what would be great? If it was Guillermo del Toro overseeing the DC cinematic universe as their equivalent of Joss Whedon instead of David Goyer.
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10:08PM on 11/12/2013
This!!!
This!!!
1:03AM on 11/13/2013
best thing iv heard all day
best thing iv heard all day
7:42PM on 11/12/2013

I'd love to see Del Toro do this movie

but I must admit, I'd seriously freakin' lose it if he got a SANDMAN film together with Neil Gaiman.

But I doubt either will happen. :(
but I must admit, I'd seriously freakin' lose it if he got a SANDMAN film together with Neil Gaiman.

But I doubt either will happen. :(
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7:18PM on 11/12/2013
I want Hellboy 3 WAY more than this.

Would also prefer a Del Toro helmed Swamp Thing solo flick. Straight up horror style....
I want Hellboy 3 WAY more than this.

Would also prefer a Del Toro helmed Swamp Thing solo flick. Straight up horror style....
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7:10PM on 11/12/2013
Please Give Del Toro the reigns to this franchise. he did wonders with Hellboy and Hellboy 2. If he doesn't get the reigns, here's hoping for Hellboy 3.
Please Give Del Toro the reigns to this franchise. he did wonders with Hellboy and Hellboy 2. If he doesn't get the reigns, here's hoping for Hellboy 3.
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6:29PM on 11/12/2013
I really hope this happens. Del Toro could do wonders with these characters and it would be a nice addition to the DC Universe.

I mean if Marvel can make a Guardians of the Galaxy film and tie that into the whole Avenger mythology, then DC should allow Del Toro to fit this film and characters into Justice League's mythology.
I really hope this happens. Del Toro could do wonders with these characters and it would be a nice addition to the DC Universe.

I mean if Marvel can make a Guardians of the Galaxy film and tie that into the whole Avenger mythology, then DC should allow Del Toro to fit this film and characters into Justice League's mythology.
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4:00PM on 11/12/2013
Just by reading the headline...well then it's not gonna happen.
Just by reading the headline...well then it's not gonna happen.
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