After years of false starts and stops it looks like the Justice League Dark movie is finally moving forward, but with a small hiccup.
Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) was originally tapped to write and direct the film for DC/Warner Bros, but the project kept hitting snags. One such road block was DC’s decision to green light a Constantine TV series, which ultimately got cancelled.
In November 2014, del Toro turned in his JLD script in to Warner Bros executives and chose to exit the film as its director to focus on Pacific Rim 2. Guillermo del Toro has gone on record saying that the film would go on with or without him and it looks like DC is doing just that.
Scott Rudin (Steve Jobs, Zoolander 2) will be joining del Toro as a producer for Justice League Dark. The film is scheduled to start filming in 2016. No director is attracted to JLD at this time
Debuting in November 2011 as part of DC Comics’ New 52 relaunch, Constantine along with Deadman, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Black Orchid, the vampire Adam Bennett and Agent Frankenstein make up Justice League Dark. The JLD was formed to deal with supernatural threats to the DC Universe that were too much for normal heroes to deal with.