Everything We Know About Disney’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Disney has announced it’s rebooting
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and here’s everything that’s known about the project so far. The reboot of
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be penned by Red Sparrow writer Justin Haythe and audiences are surely hoping for it to be better than the first live-action attempt at the adaptation. The first time the story was put on the big screen was the 2003 adaptation of the story, which earned a solid return at the box office, but had such a troubled production that a sequel never happened.,The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was originally penned as a comic book series by iconic writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill. Set in an alternate Victorian world, it brings together multiple famous fictional characters from literature to go on top-secret missions. Among its characters are Mina Harker from
Dracula, Allan Quartermain from H. Rider Haggard’s novels, Captain Nemo from
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Hawley Griffin, a.k.a. the Invisible Man, Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, and others. The steampunk-flavored comic book series was peppered with in-jokes and literary references.,Related: The DCEU Just Admitted Alan Moore Was Right About Superhero Origins,The fun of seeing these iconic fictional characters interact was a big part of the series’ appeal. Unfortunately, while there were flashes of this in the 2003 adaptation, it overall failed to enthrall. The production was also incredibly troubled; Sean Connery famously hated 
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and his time on set. But Disney is taking another crack at it, clearly seeing the potential in the story. Here’s everything we know about
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot, including potential story details and release date.,Perhaps wisely, Disney–or more accurately, 20th Century Studio–is developing
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot not for a theatrical release, but for Hulu. 20th Century owns the film rights to the property and it’s been working on a reboot since 2015, trying to crack the best way to approach it, including a potential all-female
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Now, the studio apparently has, or at least feels it has enough of a handle on it to confirm the reboot. Whether it will also get a theatrical release alongside its Hulu premiere is unknown, however.,Reportedly, the
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot will be much more faithful to the comics than the 2003 movie. While it’s not 100% certain what that means, it’s likely that there will be no new characters shoehorned into the reboot, such as Tom Sawyer and Dorian Gray, who were not in the comics but were added to the 2003 adaptation. In the original comics, Mina Murray (Harker) is tasked by British Intelligence to put together a team, which then stops a war between criminal masterminds Fu Manchu and Professor Moriarty. There are some clear issues with the problematic, racist characterization of Fu Manchu, but modernizing his character or replacing him with someone else would easily allow the movie to still stick to the story of the comics.,At the moment, the
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot appears to be in the earlier stages of development. Justin Haythe has been tapped to pen the script, and it also has producers on board, but there’s not yet been any word on casting or a director. If Haythe’s script moves forward smoothly and gets the greenlight, it’s entirely possible that the reboot of
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen could find its cast and start filming by the end of the year. At the very earliest, however, the reboot likely wouldn’t hit Hulu until late 2023. More likely, though, this new take on
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be released sometime in 2024.,Next: Why Disney’s Dick Tracy Movie Is The Best Comic Book Adaptation