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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Right now the DC Extended Universe is in a bit of a strange place. The two films they’ve put out have done “okay,” but not nearly as well as Warner Bros. was hoping. The release of SUICIDE SQUAD has inadvertently become a potentially pivotal film in the franchise.

With all this drama going on in the standard Justice League side of things, now doesn’t really feel like the best time for a JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK film. With DC’s top dogs (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) currently on the ropes, how could more unknown entities like Constantine or Zatanna possibly make a splash at the box office (though some could argue that that’s exactly why it’s the best time for a JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK film)?

Regardless of anyone’s opinion on the matter, there’s no denying that it was a territory that was being explored some time ago when Guillermo del Toro was still attached about a year or so ago. While that project didn’t really go anywhere, Joseph Kahn (who directed the bootleg POWER RANGERS fan film that set the internet on fire last year) has now posted an 8-second animation test for the character Swamp Thing. Here’s what had to say about the video:

“I pitched on Dark Universe before it became an animated movie. Here’s an 8 second test of Swamp Thing I designed.”

Check it out below:

So what does this mean for the film? Sadly, probably nothing. More than anything, this is just another thing to add to the music video director’s reel. It’s unclear if this animation test is connected to what del Toro was doing, but it seems logical that the two were connected. 

What do you think? Does this reel get you excited to check out the darker, more supernatural side of the DC universe with JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK?

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SOURCE: Joseph Kahn (via Comic Book Movie)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.