A Justice League Dark movie has been under development limbo since a few years at Warner Brothers with the project seeing the exit and a pair of directors. The first director attached to direct was Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro (Shape of Water).
Although the director eventually parted ways with the film, del Toro revealed yesterday that he had actually completed a script for the horror tale. Guillermo revealed this through a series of tweets that his Justice League Dark script was completed before he exited the movie.
After tweeting a group of projects del Toro has written that failed, the director made to sure to reiterate that all scripts were completed in full.
“To be clear these screenplays are WRITTEN, done,” del Toro tweeted. “Each of them took months or years of my life. Meetings, synopsis, beat sheets and were all written, features- 90-130 pages each.”
“These are not ‘maybes’ or ‘wish list’ items. They are done.”
He also wrote a note on a television series on ABC featuring The Incredible Hulk. Toro also revealed that he finished the script for Pacific Rim 2, a movie which eventually written by Steven DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin to write.
JL Dark was first announced in 2013 but has remained stagnant ever since. After del Toro’s exit from the project in 2014, he was quickly replaced by The Wall director Doug Liman. Liman’s been long attached to many projects in the superhero genre, including Fox’s standalone Gambit property. But even Liman left Justice League Dark in May 2017 due to scheduling conflicts, although he has stated to return to helm the project should Warner Brothers decide to have him back.
“I would be open to it,” Liman stated. “I have a very kind of contrarian approach to how I make things and I don’t want to do them the way other people have done them. You know, Impulse is an original take on superpower as you can imagine and still be satisfying. Because obviously there’s some things – you can be original and artsy and not…”
“Part of the reason cliches exist is because they’re satisfying to the audience so my challenge as a filmmaker has always been to do something that’s really original and still totally satisfying on a big commercial level, which I feel we’ve done with Impulse and I’d be really interested in doing that within the DC world if the right piece of material comes along.”