While we've been hearing a lot about the projects that won't happen at DC Studios, there's an awful lot of excitement to find out what they will deliver.
We have to believe the DCU will ultimately consist of many new movies and TV shows, and perhaps some unmade ideas from the past (likely approached in a new light). James Gunn is no stranger to telling unorthodox stories, so could that mean Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark will eventually become a reality under the new regime?
Talking to ComicBook.com, the filmmaker admitted he's unsure about revisiting the idea, even with Gunn and Peter Safran calling the shots these days.
"Oh, I don't know. My love for Swamp Thing, The Demon, knows no bounds, but I don't know," del Toro admits. "You don't get a manicure from a big machine, that's what I learn, you lose a few fingers. So I don't know if I want a manicure from a big machine. As Danny Glover would say, 'I'm too old for this sh-t.'"
The director has previously confirmed he planned to take inspiration from Alan Moore's Constantine work, with Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan, Zatanna, and Klarion the Witch Boy among those set to appear.
J.J. Abrams had been enlisted by Warner Bros. to create a slate of Justice League Dark projects, though the expectation now is that they've been scrapped. The director took too long to deliver them for the studio, and HBO Max no longer looks set to be home to any movies revolving around DC Comics characters.
If we had to pick, del Toro's take on this team is one we'd prefer seeing on screen. After all, Abrams' work on the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises was nothing if not divisive.
Would you like del Toro's Justice League Dark to become a reality at DC Studios?