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After years of development, it was quite surprising to many that Guillermo del Toro left the ‘Justice League Dark’ film though now he has opened up to exactly what happened.

One may worry that the film didn’t mesh with the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe that was being built or that creative differences were coming up. Turns out, the entire reason that del Toro had to leave the film was due to a scheduling issue. Good news for those who still want to see ‘Justice League Dark’ happening but bad news for those who want to see del Toro involved.

While this has been one of del Toro’s passion projects a far greater passion won out. ‘Justice League Dark‘ didn’t have a set shooting schedule all of these years but now it seems to be set to go head to head against another of del Toro’s pet project when filming is set to begin. Here is what he had to say about it:

“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. I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do Pacific Rim 2.”

With the sequel to ‘Pacific Rim’ not only something I want to watch in its own right but now the key to seeing ‘Hellboy 3‘ made, I absolutely believe that del Toro made the right choice on which film to work on. With a new director now being needed for ‘Justice League Dark,’ it’ll be interesting to see if it stays on schedule or ends up getting pushed back until a date when del Toro would once again be available. Honestly at this point I’m hoping that ‘Hellboy 3’ would get in the way with a possibility that it could now happen.

‘Justice League Dark’ is now officially joining a long line of cancelled del Toro projects which includes ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘At the Mountains of Madness,’ and the recent video game ‘Silent Hills.’ With how fun or at the very least amazingly visual all of del Toro’s films are, I hope that this will be the last one we see him leave in the near future.

Are you glad to dell hear that ‘Justice League Dark’ isn’t being cancelled? Who would you like to see direct the film? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Cinema Blend