Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Guillermo Del Toro Says 'Justice League Dark' In The Works, Needs To Fit WB's Planned DC Universe

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 12, 2013 at 11:41AM

So with Marvel now planning to spread their media tentacles beyond the movies and TV and into streaming content for Netflix, everyone else left playing catchup, though Warner Bros. is finally looking ready to go hard with DC Comics. The "Man Of Steel" sequel will be re-introducing Batman, with everything reportedly leading to an eventual "Justice League" film by 2017, with "The Flash" getting his own standalone movie before that. So where does that leave some of the outlier characters of the DC Universe? Well, they need to fit into the masterplan first.
2
Guillermo Del Toro Deadman

So with Marvel now planning to spread their media tentacles beyond the movies and TV and into streaming content for Netflix, everyone else left playing catchup, though Warner Bros. is finally looking ready to go hard with DC Comics. The "Man Of Steel" sequel will be re-introducing Batman, with everything reportedly leading to an eventual "Justice League" film by 2017, with "The Flash" getting his own standalone movie before that. So where does that leave some of the outlier characters of the DC Universe? Well, they need to fit into the masterplan first.

Guillermo del Toro has been attached for a little while to "Justice League Dark" aka "Heaven Sent," a project that would see supernatural-influenced team of characters like John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna teaming up to do stuff. And while there are still no concrete plans, del Toro reveals that that may be because Warner Bros. are trying to figure out just how it will all work in the architecture of the universe they are apparently building.

"We're still on ['Justice League Dark'], writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new," he told Cinefilos (via FirstShowing). "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."

So, shocker, WB is looking to emulate Marvel, and who wouldn't at this point? But basically, we'd wager you won't be seeing "Justice League Dark" anytime soon. WB is going to want to focus on their A-list characters first, before figuring out how Xanadu fits into their cinematic or TV schemes. But at least it's good to know it's still kicking around.

This article is related to: Justice League Dark, Guillermo del Toro


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates