JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Is Developing 'Justice League Dark'

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2020

As part of WB's recent massive co-production deal with JJ Abrams' Bad Robot, the production studio is now reportedly in the early stages of adapting the Justice League Dark comics into both a movie and a TV series. It also has to be mentioned that the most recent incarnation of the Justice League Dark team is actually led up by none other than Wonder Woman, which could be the ideal character to introduce audiences to this side of the DC Comics universe on the big screen.

As of right now, there aren't any specific characters or projects in development.

Hannah Minghella, Bad Robot's Head of Motion Pictures, and Ben Stephenson, the company's Head of Television, will be taking meetings with reps for talent and writers about which characters will get their own projects. And for nearly as long, Warner Bros. has been attempting to bring Justice League Dark to the big screen.

Notable members of the JLD include exorcist and occult detective John Constantine (described as a Liverpudlian magician in the comic); the creature otherwise known as Frankenstein; human-plant hybrid Swamp Thing; magical martial artist and Trinity of Sin member Pandora; mystic fortune teller Madam Xanadu; shapeshifting master of disguise Black Orchid; the ghostly acrobat Deadman; and master of illusion and supernatural expert Doctor Mist.

The team was put together to handle situations that were considered outside of the realm of the traditional Justice League, featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. However, not even director Guillermo del Toro was able to make that happen. However, the most recent Constantine and Swamp Thing shows were cancelled after their respective first seasons.

Are you excited to hear that Bad Robot will develop Justice League Dark ideas for film and TV?

Del Toro eventually bowed out and Doug Liman was slated to direct in 2016, but he backed out in May 2017 and the project has been languishing ever since.

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