Today Warner Bros. announced that they're moving Sandman and other Vertigo titles over to their sister arm New Line, while bigger DC properties will remain under the Warner umbrella. And in this announcement, THR also dropped a casual tidbit:
Justice League Dark, which is also known as Dark Universe, will remain under the Warners banner. Dark consists of DC’s supernatural heroes such as Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Deadman among others. In the past, Constantine and Swamp Thing and some of those ilk had their own titles published under the Vertigo imprint but have since been integrated into the DC Universe. The movie version will attempt the same.
Dark, the adaptation, was to have been directed by Guillermo del Toro, but insiders say the filmmaker, who is working on a sequel to Pacific Rim even as he preps his gothic horror movie Crimson Peak, is no longer attached to the project.
del Toro's a busy man, and of course we all want him focusing on his own creative endeavors, but this is a bit of a bummer. Obviously a Justice League Dark movie directed by del Toro would be the coolest, but honestly, any movie directed by del Toro's going to be the coolest. Just feel lucky we're getting Crimson Peak, you ingrates.