The script for DC‘s Justice League Dark has finally been finished… and Guillermo Del Toro has apparently handed it over to the studio. But will Warner Bros. bite?
According to Forbes, Del Toro has just finished writing the script for the upcoming Justice League Dark adaptation – tentatively titled Dark Universe. And it’s now in the hands of the studio for a weekend read.
“Today, the completed screenplay for Dark Universe officially went to weekend reads at Warner Bros,” they revealed. “The studio’s reactions to the script will be coming back in a few days, and the film could take another step toward production if Warner has a favorable opinion of what they see on the page.”
Of course, a Justice League Dark project has been in the works for some time. But while Del Toro has been busy working on the screenplay, the fans (such as myself) just wanted to find out what’s going on. But we’re yet to get even a slither of information about the movie. And we’re still not even sure whether it’ll actually happen.
For one thing, Dark Universe was notably absent from Warner Bros. and DC’s recent full slate announcement, leaving some fans to speculate that the project may have been cancelled.
But now we know otherwise.
At the very least, it looks as though WB is giving the film some serious consideration. And since the movie won’t be crossing over into the regular DC universe, it’s perhaps only natural to see it evade the recent DC slate announcement. Either way, the new that the script has been submitted is great news.
But will Warner Bros. approve the movie?
After the recent Constantine TV show, I’m not so sure. Don’t get me wrong – I’m rather enjoying it. But it’s no secret that it’s been a bit of a slow burner, at least in terms of viewing figures. And with the series not being renewed past its initial thirteen episodes, it looks as though the future of the project has been cast in doubt.
Obviously, John Constantine is the main character in Justice League Dark… and I can’t help wondering if the frosty reception towards his very own TV show could hinder the film’s selling power – at least, in the eyes of the studio execs.
Will Dark Universe make it to the big screen? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
But let’s keep our fingers crossed, just in case.
Do you think Dark Universe will make it to our screens? Who would you like to see in the Justice League Dark movie? Let us know in the comments below…