The future of Justice League Dark (a.k.a. Dark Universe) was recently thrown into doubt when it was revealed that Guillermo del Toro would no longer be directing. It already seemed like a movie which was never going to happen, but take away the only guy who seemed to care about it ever being made, and the chances of it getting a green light appeared to vanish.

Well, it seems that’s most definitely not the case! Tracking Board reveals that veteran producer Scott Rudin (Steve Jobs) has put Justice League Dark on the fast track at Warner Bros., with tweaks now being made to the script and the hunt for a director beginning.

That’s not all though, as production is expected to begin next year. The site goes on to reveal that the movie – which for a long time was thought to be a standalone release – will take place very much in the DC Extended Universe, with characters from Justice League Dark eventually showing up elsewhere. Unfortunately, Matt Ryan’s Constantine won’t be among them; after the NBC series was cancelled, it sounds like his farewell will come in Arrow.

We also have the first plot details; apparently, it involves a series of ancient tomes stolen by a madman hellbent on the destruction of humanity. When he learns of this, occult detective John Constantine seeks out a group of heroes that specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world. That sounds about right for this unique team of heroes!

Justice League Dark has a ton of potential and is the third upcoming DC Comics adaptation which has yet to be officially announced (the others are Batman and Booster Gold/Blue Beetle). Now, here’s hoping that it actually gets made this time, eh? We’ll wait and see!