Guillermo Del Toro Says He Finished His Justice League Dark Script Before Exiting

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Whenever anyone assembles articles or videos featuring lists that fire off “DC movies that didn’t make it to the finish line” these days, it’d be in their best interest to include Justice League Dark. It may be a niche title, sure, but who would’ve figured Guardians of the Galaxy to be such a hit for Marvel if you told them before the “A-holes” had a film of their own?

If you’re familiar with the situation, then you remember how we all thought this flick uniting heroes from the darker corners of the DC Universe to be a near certainty several years back when acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro had been enlisted to helm the thing. Unfortunately, he moved on to other projects before his replacement, Doug Liman, was brought aboard and later bounced due to his own reasons.

So, while we ponder what could’ve been, it’s come to our attention that del Toro confirmed his screenplay for the picture was completed before he vacated the director’s chair. In fact, it was one among several bits of trivia dropped on Twitter, where he said:

“1/2 SCREENPLAYS I have developed, fully written or co-written that have gone unproduced (so far): THE WITCHES, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, THE COUNT OF MONTECRISTO, MEPHISTO’S BRIDGE, PACIFIC RIM 2 (very different),

2/2 SECRET PROJECT (UNTITLED), SUPERSTITIOUS, NIGHTMARE ALLEY, HAUNTED MANSION, THE HULK pilot, THE BURIED GIANT, THE COFFIN, DROOD, LIST OF 7 (Mark Frost) and a few others…”

I don’t know about you, but I’m curious to see how Guillermo would’ve brought the franchise to life. It’d be cool to see his script adapted as a one-shot graphic novel, but the filmmaker seems to have very little free time on his hands, hence why he has to pick and choose his projects carefully.

On the plus side, though, there are many Justice League Dark comic books and trade paperbacks you can pick up at your local comic shop. Or, you can check out the animated movie released last year, which received a glowing review from us. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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