Just prior to Comic-Con saw the news that Guillermo Del Toro had departed the Justice League Dark movie, which was (or is) to feature the supernatural characters of the DC Comics; now it’s learned the reason for Guillermo Del Toro leaving the film is because of Pacific Rim 2.
“Warners liked the script, they were very enthusiastic and wanted to green-light it but they wanted it to coincide with the shoot of Pacific Rim 2,” Del Toro told Daily Beast. “I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do Pacific Rim 2.”
There has also been talk of late about Hellboy 3, with Ron Perlman leading the charge. Del Toro says it is still a possibility, but there is a catch, as the article notes Guillermo del Toro said Pacific Rim 2 needs to be a success.
“The hard fact is that the movie’s going to need about $120 million and there’s nobody knocking down our doors to give it to us,” Del Toro offered. “It’s a little beyond Kickstarter,” he laughed. “But you know, Ron is no spring chicken, so we’d better get to it before Hellboy has to do everything from a Barcalounger.”
Regarding a new director for Justice League Dark or whether the movie is still moving forward is unknown, but with Guillermo del Toro stating it was to film at the same time as Pacific Rim 2, we can guess the two movies have similar release dates, so JLD may have originally had a Summer of 2017 release date (Pacific Rim 2 hits August 4, 2017 and starts filming in the Fall).