Justice League Dark continues to be an incredibly popular property for DC Comics, even though there hasn't been a comic book of it for quite a while. We are getting a new Justice League Dark comic post-No Justice but there is still no update on the live-action movie, which seems to be in development hell.
One of the last directors attached to the project was Doug Liman of Edge of Tomorrow fame, who previously stated that he was open to returning to the film. Before Liman, famed director Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct the film but alas, he eventually left.
When asked by Screen Geek if he would have used some of Del Toro's ideas, Liman said he wouldn't. That wasn't a jab at Del Toro thankfully, as Liman explains how he can only really get attached to projects when he has a personal connection to it somehow.
"It was completely different. I may do these sort of big high concept movies, but I always choose projects where I see myself in them. There has to be a really personal connection to it. At the end of the day, I wasn't gonna find myself in Del Toro's version of Justice League Dark. I just wouldn't see myself in that. That's why I basically have to develop the things that I'm gonna make – which is why I'm sitting here saying in Impulse, I see myself in this 16-year-old female character, Henry. I just do."
Many fans consider it a shame that Del Toro didn't end up directing Justice League Dark. His love for monsters, which is clear in The Shape of Water, would have made him the perfect candidate for the film. Still, no one can blame Liman for wanting to use his own ideas as well.
Justice League Dark is still in development hell, unfortunately.