According to a new report, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is in talks about multiple Justice League Dark projects. And, surprisingly, it’s not just a movie.
Debuting in 2011, Justice League Dark is the name given to a team of specialized heroes that deal with the supernatural side of the DC Universe. Whereas Superman may be able to move a planet, he’s vulnerable to magic. That’s where the JLD steps in.
According to Deadline, Bad Robot is in the earliest stage of discussions with Warner Bros. over multiple Justice League Dark projects. Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of Television Ben Stephenson are heading up the discussions. Apparently the ideas currently revolve around which characters could be up for solo projects as opposed to a team project at this time.
There is no indication which, if any, J.J. Abrams would direct.
Justice League Dark has had a host of members over the years including the likes of John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, Nightmare Nurse, and many more.
Various members of Justice League Dark have had solo projects in the past with Constantine having both a film and a short-lived television series. (Which ended up with him becoming a member of the Legends of Tomorrow a few years later.) Swamp Thing has had two movies, a short animated series, and a one-season television series on DC Universe.
Warner Bros. has tried to get this project off the ground as a live-action movie for some time now. In Aug. 2016, the studio went so far as to hire Doug Liman, but he exited the project in May 2017. He later shared some of his Justice League Dark concept art, but, alas, that project never came to be.
Will this be the attempt that finally makes a Justice League Dark film happen? Abrams signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros. not that long ago, and some projects need to start rolling. If this is where his team is putting its focus, the chances do seem a bit brighter than they have before.