J.J. Abrams' Justice League Dark HBO Max Show Reportedly Canceled
J.J. Abrams' Justice League Dark Show on HBO Max was reportedly canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery Channel after years of development.
J.J. Abrams' Justice League Dark Show on HBO Max has reportedly been cancelled. For years, Warner Bros. has been trying to bring the Justice League Dark team to life. Based on several supernatural creatures from the DC universe, Justice League Dark was originally developed as a feature film. But after years of being stuck in development, the studio turned it into a TV show on HBO Max, with Abrams serving as executive producer. The idea was to create a new TV and movie universe based on Justice League Dark characters who would also make their way into a team-up series.
Although the Constantine reboot and the Mrs. X series lost their spot on HBO Max, these projects have been shopped around, without success. However, it's been unclear for a long time whether Justice League Dark is still happening on the HBO-branded streaming service. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that HBO Max appears to have canceled Justice League Dark, and the ensemble drama appears to be going nowhere. There were no comments from anyone at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Discovery, Abrams or Bad Robot Productions at the time of publication. on the report.
How James Gunn May Already Be Setting Up Justice League Dark In The DC Universe
Given the lack of news over the past few months, the cancellation of Abrams' Justice League Dark Universe is not surprising. However, that doesn't necessarily mean the team didn't get their due in the reality show. With the launch of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran are leading the new DC Universe. Under their control, they are running TV shows, movies, video games and animations related to the DC Universe.
One of the projects they announced in late January was a new Swamp Thing movie, which Logan director James Mangold was interested in directing. Over the years, Swamp Thing was also a member of the Dark Justice League in the comics. With Abrams' plans seemingly axed, perhaps Gunn is building the Justice League Dark for use in his universe. Swamp Thing could easily serve as a starting point for the supernatural side of the new DC Universe.
Justice League Dark, as a concept, has a lot of untapped potential to benefit the DC Universe. While aliens, gods, and metahumans get a lot of attention in other DC media, the magical and supernatural aspects of the DC realm don't There are spotlights of the same type. This isn't the first time a project has been canceled in order to make a new release part of DC Studios, either. With Greg Berlanti's Green Lantern series scrapped after its second redevelopment, DC Studios is now producing The Lantern as a new DC TV show. With Gunn and Safran's plans for DC Universe, the fate of HBO Max's Justice League Dark may lead to a similar fate.
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