No sooner did a report surface that Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark is undergoing rewrites than another may reveal who’s overhauling the long-developing film.
That Hashtag Show contends that Jon Spaihts, whose credits include Doctor Strange, Prometheus and Passengers, has been brought on board to pen a new draft, following a report that studio executives were “underwhelmed” by recent presentations from prospective directors.
He’s only the latest writer to take a crack at the project. Since Guillermo del Toro left Justice League Dark in 2015, Warner Bros. has brought in John-Henry Butterworth, DC Comics writer Peter Tomasi, and Michael Gillio.
Del Toro began development on the film, featuring some of the supernatural heroes of the DC Universe, in 2012, but was forced to walk away to begin work on the sequel to Pacific Rim. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) joined the project in August 2016, only to step aside in May, explaining that he wasn’t pleased with the script.
Del Toro’s initial vision for the film called for a team-up between such characters as John Constantine, Zatana, Swamp Thing, Deadman, The Spectre, Madame Xanadu and Etrigan the Demon.
Although no release date has been announced for Justice League Dark, a recent report indicated it could be among the next DC films to go into production at Warner Bros.
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