J.J. Abrams is reportedly switching gears — and teams (winky face emoji). His production company, Bad Robot, has closed a deal with WarnerMedia and is said to be developing film and TV projects based on the comic line, “Justice League Dark.”
This is early stages, so no news on any specific characters or plot lines would be getting adapted. Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of Television Ben Stephenson will be taking meetings with talent reps and clients to start mapping out deals. Also no word yet on what role exactly Abrams would be serving as on these projects.
Justice League Dark (JLD) first appeared in comics in 2011 and features a much darker version of heroes than their counterpart, Justice League of America. JLD features characters such as John Constatine, fortune teller Madame Xanadu, Shade, Deadman, and Zatanna.
JLD got their first animated feature film back in 2017, featuring the voices of Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, and Nicholas Turturro. The character, John Constatine, had his first feature film adaptation in 2005 with Keanu Reeves starring as the occult detective.
J.J. Abrams recently had his latest “Star Wars” installment, “The Rise of Skywalker” released last month. Rumor was Warner Bros. was courting Abrams for DC projects, for their DCEU or otherwise was unspecified.
By Michael Jacobo
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