Movies and TV shows based on Justice League Dark are in the early stages of development by Warner Bros., DC, and J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.
According to a report from Deadline, early discussions are taking place for Bad Robot to oversee movies and TV shows based around Justice League Dark. The deal is a new development that has emerged from Bad Robot’s recent deal with Warner Media. There are no specific characters or concepts known to be in development at this time, just that Bad Robot executives are planning meetings to get projects moving. It is also unclear if J.J. Abrams will be involved directly in any projects as a director.
Introduced in 2011 as part of DC Comics’ New 52 relaunch, Justice League Dark follows a group of supernatural heroes fighting magical and demonic threats outside the scope of the traditional Justice League. The team’s roster has included John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and many more.
In the aftermath of Bad Robot’s attempt to create a Cloverfield universe, it is possible they could bring the same approach to DC. These characters make up the supernatural, darker, and scarier side of the DC universe, so Bad Robot could take a monster movie approach to each project. This announcement makes it appear as though all of the Justice League Dark projects Bad Robot develops will be connected to one another, but their connections beyond that are not known. It is possible they’ll exist in their own universe entirely or be part of the larger shared universe DC Films is creating. Once development on these Justice League Dark projects truly begins, hopefully more details on Bad Robot’s plans will then surface.