JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is Reportedly Eyeing These Actors To Star
Guillermo del Toro developed Justice League Dark (aka Dark Universe) for years, and the writer/director recently decided that he wasn't going to direct the supernatural superhero project after all. But that doesn't mean the film is dead: after del Toro dropped out, mega-producer Scott Rudin came aboard and is trying to get it ready to film sometime next year. The story involves "a series of ancient tomes stolen by a madman hellbent on the destruction of humanity. When he learns of this, occult detective John Constantine seeks out a group of heroes that specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world."
Now Latino-Review has some very interesting information about who might star in the film.
Del Toro wanted his long-time collaborator Ron Perlman to play Swamp Thing, and it seems like Warner Bros. agrees with that decision. The studio wanted A-list talent for the role of Constantine, and LR claims the frontrunner is Colin Farrell, who's currently filming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for the studio, although they mention that Ewan McGregor has also been approached for that same role. (They also say that whoever doesn't end up with the role of Constantine could end up playing Jason Blood, the human version of Etrigan the Demon.) The studio is reportedly looking for "a comedic presence" for the character of Deadman, and a hispanic or black actress to play Zatanna, but Italian bombshell Monica Belluci "looks like the top choice to play magic user Madame Xanadu." If that's true, I hope she has a lot more to do than she did in the latest Bond film Spectre, in which she was criminally wasted in just a couple of scenes.
The report also speculates that they could bring Cara Delevingne's Enchantress from Suicide Squad over to Dark Universe, which sounds like a great fit and a good way to connect the films if that's what DC is aiming to do. No word yet on who will direct, and I should clarify that none of the actors mentioned above have signed on yet, but if this is true, it shows that Warner Bros. is serious about this movie and its place in their new DC movie lineup. What do you think about this film? Who would you like to see direct and star in it?