It’s being reported that Doctor Strange screenwriter, Jon Spaihts, has come on to the Justice League Dark project to write the script for the still developing film.
Warner Bros. is reportedly starting afresh on Justice League Dark and Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts is reportedly leading the charge. Warner Bros. Pictures has set several DC Extended Universe movie release dates now, but their plans for the franchise as a whole are seemingly rather fluid right now. Most recently, the studio was reported to be considering an Elseworlds-style brand for non-DCEU movies, too. One project that will remain part of the DCEU until further notice is Justice League Dark, a personal and small story that introduces some rather unique characters from DC’s lore.
Justice League Dark has yet to get off the ground, however, despite both Guillermo Del Toro and Doug Liman having been involved in its development before stepping down (for scheduling reasons, in both cases, it seems). Meetings with other directors has not gone as planned, apparently, and now the Justice League Dark script is being reworked – with Spaihts apparently the writer responsible for shaping the latest iteration of the project.
Spaihts’ experience in writing blockbuster films should serve Justice League Dark well. It will not be easy bringing Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, Zatanna, and Deadman to life on the big screen, but there is reason to believe that Spaihts can help make it happen. If he can, then future meetings WB has with directors should go much smoother than the last rounds did. IT‘s Andres Muschietti and filmmaker Damián Szifron were reportedly considered to direct, but it appears that neither one ultimately closed a deal for the film.
Hopefully, we’ll get some more concrete news about this ambitious film soon.