Mendelsohn Sought For “League Dark” Villain?

Following on from rumors earlier this week that Colin Farrell is being sought to play John Constantine comes word of another potential actor joining the cast of the “Justice League Dark” project in development at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Heroic Hollywood reports that Australian acting veteran Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Mississippi Grind”) is being sought to play the film’s villain Anton Arcane. There’s a catch though – Mendelsohn won’t make a decision until a director for the project has been locked.

He joins a wishlist that includes Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing – all rumored in that report earlier this week. Filming on “Justice League Dark,” or whatever the film is eventually called, is aiming to begin sometime next year.

The other “Justice League,” the first part of the two-parter, also begins shooting next year and the site also says that Aquaman’s love interest Mera, the Queen of Atlantis, will be a part of the film. The appearance would likely pave the way for a more substantial role in the standalone “Aquaman” movie.