Yesterday, we received an update on the directors Warner Bros. is hiring to take over Justice League Dark/Dark Universe. Fede Alvarez and directing duo Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado are in contention to helm the DC Comics adaptation. Now, we have an update on who is the frontrunner to get the gig, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s current involvement.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, Alvarez is Warner Bros.’ top choice to direct Justice League Dark, thus making him the frontrunner. However, del Toro allegedly prefers Keshales and Papushado for the job. It is unknown if anyone else is in the running.
Del Toro wrote the script for the film, and he will produce alongside Scott Rudin. He is also expected to be involved hands-on, at least during pre-production. Regardless of who directs, he will be working very closely with del Toro. Filming will take place mid-2016.
Justice League Dark is also beginning the casting phase right now, with actors such as Colin Farrell and Ron Perlman rumored to be in contention to star. Expect more news to come very soon.