Back in September, J.J Abrams and Bad Robot closed a 5-year mega-deal that would see the talented filmmaker and his production company develop new films and TV series under the WarnerMedia banner.
With J.J now finished with Star Wars, all eyes now turn to his deal with Warners. and Deadline is reporting Abrams production company are in talks to develop Films and TV ideas based on DC Comics Justice League Dark.
Per Deadline, talks are in the early stages, with no specific projects or standalone character films in development. Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of Television Ben Stephenson will shortly begin taking meetings with talent reps and their writing clients on which characters will get their own projects. Again with it being early, it is not clear yet if J.J. Abrams will direct any of these projects.
Justice League Dark is another branch of the Justice League, who are dedicated to dealing with the more mystical and supernatural threats. Its founding members are Deadman, John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing and Zatanna.
Warner Bros. has been trying to get a live-action Justice League Dark film to the big screen for years. The last person who attempted this was Guillermo del Toro, who had penned a treatment that never came to fruition after del Toro departed the project. Doug Liman was brought in as his replacement but never managed to crack it either.
Some Justice League Dark characters have made their way to the big and small screen, firstly with Constantine starring Keanu Reeves, which I thought was great, just a shame it never performed well at the box office. Then NBC adapted John Constantine for TV starring Matt Ryan, it only lasted a season, but the character lived on in the Arrowverse with Ryan reprising his role. Then came Swamp Thing, a beautiful series that was cancelled abruptly, despite great reviews and the adoration of fans.
SOURCE | Deadline