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Bad Robot Developing Justice League Dark Film & TV Projects at Warner Bros.

January 22, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Justice League Dark

Deadline reports that Bad Robot is attached to “exclusively develop” film and TV ideas for the Justice League Dark franchise for Warner Bros. through the production company’s new deal with Warner Media.

The deal is said to still be in its early stages at this point, and there are not any specific project or characters that have been developed yet out of the Justice League Dark corner of the DC Universe. Bad Robot Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of Television Ben Stevenson are reportedly taking meetings with talent reps and their writing clients on which characters will eventually receive their own projects.

The Justice League Dark team debuted in September 2011, featuring as John Constantine, mystic and fortune teller Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade, the Changing Man, and Zatanna. Other members have included Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, Doctor Mist, Frankenstein, Pandora, Nightmare Nurse, and more. The book and team were created by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin.

Since the deal is in its early stages, it’s not yet clear what will come out of the development and if Bad Robot head J.J. Abrams will direct a Justice League Dark movie. Some years back, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was attached to Justice League Dark. However, it never materialized.

Minghella will develop the features alongside Warner Bros. President of DC-based Film Production Walter Hamada. On the TV side, Stephenson will work with the Warner Bros. Television Group, including President & Chief Content Officer Peter Roth, President Susan Rovner and President Brett Paul.

Justice League Dark did receive an animated DTV feature in 2017. Also, there was a theatrical feature for John Constantine in 2005 that starred Keanu Reeves. The character also received his own short-lived TV series in 2014 for NBC. Most recently, Swamp Thing received his own DC Universe TV show that lasted for only one season.