This week has seen plenty of casting rumors for Justice League Dark/Dark Universe, with actors such as Colin Farrell, Monica Belluci, Ron Perlman and Ben Mendelsohn being linked to the DC Comics adaptation. But with Guillermo del Toro exiting the director’s chair, who will take the helm on this movie?
According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. is targeting three filmmakers to tackle Dark Universe. Two of these are a directing duo, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who previously helmed Big Bad Wolves. Also in contention for the job is Fede Alvarez, who is best known for directing the 2013 Evil Dead remake.
None of these directors have been formally offered the gig yet, but the two both have open windows for a 2016 production. WB is said to be in love with del Toro’s “excellent” script; so much so, that Dark Universe is being fast-tracked to begin production early next year.
Additionally, JoBlo has a couple other tidbits on the casting process. According to the site, the studio is indeed seeking a comedic actor to play Deadman. We also heard before that a black/Hispanic actress is being sought to play Zatanna. To narrow the field down, JoBlo says that WB is looking for an unknown actress for this role.
With development on this one moving very quickly, expect more news to come soon.