Many DC fans may remember the long gestating Justice League Dark film that has been in the works for some time. The project first got mentioned a few years ago, and Guillermo Del Toro was scheduled to head up the project.
However, after years in development hell, and with Del Toro’s official departure a few months ago, many, including myself, thought the project had been shelved. Yet apparently the project lives again, in the hands of a new director.
For those who are unaware, Justice League Dark is a team made up of the greatest magical heroes in the DC Universe. The team has featured members such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Enchantress and Deadman.
As of this moment in time, a new director has yet to be announced, but popular rumour states that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead Reboot), as well as the directing team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) are in the loop.
Personally, I am not very excited about this film any more. Don’t get me wrong, these directors have shown that they have quite a degree of talent, and they are not the reason I am disinterested.
When the Justice League Dark comic started four years ago, I was exceptionally excited for it, but the book was mismanaged into the ground, with creative teams coming and going, leaving the title directionless. In many ways, in epitomised many of the problems I had with the New 52.
The only thing that kept me interested in the film adaptation was the presence of one of the greatest living directors, tackling the project. With Del Toro gone, my care for the project has waned significantly.
Don’t get me wrong, if I start hearing things that interest me, I will be prepared to eat my own words (I hope this is the case!), but for now, I am not as excited as I was.