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Joseph Kahn’s hopes for JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, a DC fanboy’s dream!

Joseph Kahn, director of DETENTION (2011) and perhaps more notably, TORQUE (2004) pitched a JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK film to the good folks over at Warner Bros/DC. While it seems his pitch didn’t gain much traction (at least not yet), the visionary director took his campaign to Twitter sharing his pitch with the masses. Perhaps the most upsetting thing about the concepts Kahn has shared is that they are absolutely brilliant in nearly every aspect, from conceptualization to his choices for the cast.

For the uninitiated, here’s a little background information on who and what Justice League Dark is all about:

SWAMP THING is – Alec Holland, the ill-fated scientist whose consciousness was reborn as a plant elemental.


THE HELLBLAZER – John Constantine, although we’ve had a couple of renditions of Alan Moore’s occult detective, Kahn’s version looks to take him back to his roots.


ZATANNA – Zatanna Zatara is a powerful magician and the daughter of Giovanni “John” Zatara (formerly a member of the Justice League). Zatanna always seemed like a tough character to bring into live-action but now that Doctor Strange has debuted, and the Harry Potter series is back (sort-of) perhaps audiences will be more open to the concept.


Deadman – Boston Brand, is the ghost of an assassinated acrobat who can possess the bodies of the dead.


Jason Blood – He’s the human host of Etrigan the Demon. Blood’s has lived for centuries formerly a knight in King Arthur’s court, a curse has bound him to Etrigan for all eternity.

(Original art/concepts by Justin Goby Fields for Iron Klad Studios.)

Here’s a look at the team of anti-heroes as they appear in the pages of DC comics.

JL Dark, team collage
Justice League Dark, John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan, and Swamp Thing


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