Gerard Johnston shares new plot details about him Dark justice league movie and expresses interest in returning to the canceled project in James Gunn’s DC Universe future. DC has attempted a Justice League Dark project multiple times, with both Guillermo del Toro and JJ Abrams signing on to various iterations simultaneously. Johnston, who recently directed the smash hit M3GANwas also in the process of writing the script before disappointing box office performances Justice League And suicide squad DC caused the movie to be canceled.
In an exclusive interview with screen rant Home release promotion M3GAN, Johnston revealed details about it Dark justice league script. He explains why the project was canceled and provides interesting plot details that paint Zantana as the main protagonist of the movie, as well as his hopes of talking with Gunn about the canceled movie having a future in the DC Universe. See what Johnstone shared exclusively below:
It’s just been a tough time for DC… I’m told they don’t want to spend money on another new movie with an unheard of cast of characters, and I understand that. It’s a shame.
But I was really halfway through the screenwriting process with that. So Deadman, Swamp Thing, Constantine, Zatanna. I felt like Zatanna was actually the main character, and there were a lot of conversations and conflicts I had with the guys, because they were like the “main character Constantine”. I was like, “No, the most amazing Constantine character. But Zatanna is really the main character.” As she discovers her magical powers for the first time. But it was fun, man. All the characters have gone to Hell to get Zatanna’s father.
I’d definitely like to sit down with James Gunn and talk about him.
Why Justice League Dark is the perfect addition to James Gunn’s console
The Justice League Dark is a team of superheroes who take on the most magical threats outside the traditional Justice League wheelhouse. The team feels like a perfect fit for Gunn’s DC Universe, with the dark origins of each hero, the relative obscurity of some members, and an interesting team dynamic. Gunn even teased plans for one of the more prominent members with a mysterious Twitter post featuring Deadman.
In addition, Gunn announced a swamp thing movie as part of the first chapter of the DC Universe: Gods and Monsters collection, which could be the perfect setup Dark justice league Bottom line project. Johnston’s script appeared in Swamp Thing, and the new movie could set the tone while exploring the titular character’s origins. Gunn could take the opportunity to profile a few of the team members before piecing together their stories in a dossier Dark justice league film.
With monsters at the forefront of the DC Universe’s first chapter, a team of heroes specifically designed to take on the most obscure and brutal threats seems to be a natural direction for the DC Universe. Johnston Dark justice league The script seems tailor-made for the new DCU, with the screenwriter eyeing Gunn’s iconic superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, as a sign of team vitality. Johnstone has shown a remarkable ability to thread the needle between humor and horror M3GAN, And his passion for this story makes him an ideal candidate to helm such an important angle in the DCU.
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