Justice League Dark May Feature Cameos For Doctor Fate, Detective Chimp And More

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Of all the DCEU films currently in the works over at Warner Bros., the one that’s having the toughest journey to the screen is Justice League Dark.

A few years back, Guillermo del Toro was attached to the production, before Doug Liman took over. Of course, he’s since vacated the project as well, leaving Dark without a director. Our last update came back in August when Gerard Johnstone, director of 2014 horror Housebound, was said to be providing a redraft of the script for the supernatural superhero film. Aside from that, however, all’s been quiet – until today.

That Hashtag Show has provided us with some new details on Johnstone’s screenplay for Justice League Dark, revealing that a bunch of familiar DC characters will appear in at least one scene of the movie. According to THS, “the current script features a trip to Eddie Deacon’s pocket dimension bar, Oblivion, where we meet the Shadowpact!”

In the comics, Oblivion is frequented by the magical population of the DC universe. Shadowpact, meanwhile, are another superhero team who protect the world from mystical threats. THS say that Justice League Dark’s version of the group will consist of Doctor Fate, Detective Chimp, Black Orchid, Pandora and the Phantom Stranger. Fate is definitely a character we’d like to see in the DCEU – he already appears in the introductory sequence – and seeing someone as bizarre as Detective Chimp on screen is too good to miss.

As for the line-up of the titular team, we’re not yet sure which characters Johnstone’s script has decided to include. Some concept art for del Toro’s version revealed that Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Floronic Man and Jason Blood were set to star, but we don’t know how many of them will remain in the final version.

If the script really is finally coming together, though, hopefully there’ll some be news on the Justice League Dark front in the near future. As it happens, Doug Liman has said he wouldn’t rule out returning to the project if it works out with WB, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that things start picking up momentum sooner rather than later.

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