According to the latest rumors, it seems that the HBO Max series Justice League Dark will never see the light of day. Not that it had much of a chance to do so, but it’s the thought that counted. Unfortunately, it seems now that we won’t even get that thought to comfort us.

No Justice League Dark For Us?

'Justice League Dark' key art from IMDb.
Well, at least we will always have this animated film to fall back on.

Screen Rant and other news websites have just released a most peculiar report about the Justice League Dark HBO Max series currently in limbo at Warner Bros. Discovery. You know, the one that J. J. Abrams is supposed to direct? And that was in development hell for years as an always-upcoming feature-length film? Well, according to them: The Hollywood Reporter has reported that HBO Max has apparently scrapped the series.

Weirdly enough though, the actual The Hollywood Reporter story they use as a source doesn’t mention Justice League Dark in the slightest. Instead, it just talks about Warner Bros. Discovery greenlighting a new live-action series called Duster. J. J. Abrams and his Bad Robot company will be directing and producing this series, with said series apparently being part of a “nine-figure film and TV deal Abrams has with WarnerMedia. Again though, there’s zero mention of Justice League Dark anywhere in the report. It mentions that Overlook and Demimonde have both been cancelled, but that’s it as far as cancellations.

This will have to be the next best thing in the meantime.

I guess if you want to go into it, then that could be circumstantial evidence of the cancellation of Justice League Dark. J. J. Abrams could very well be too busy directing and producing Duster to work on that supernatural Justice League show for HBO Max. The problem though is that this is pure speculation, with no official corroboration from J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot, Warner Bros. Discovery, DC, or HBO Max. So take this news with a grain of salt until we hear anything official from any of the above. Tune back into THS later to find out about the fate of this supernatural DC series at HBO Max if we do.

Source: Screen Rant, The Hollywood Reporter