Recently we reported that Guillermo del Toro was rumored to be in talks with Warner Brothers about directing an ensemble superhero movie featuring the horror/supernatural characters of the DC Universe, which would loosely be based on the Justice League Dark concept. However, the rumor was squashed by a few media outlets and it looked like this dream project would never come to pass. But now, in an interview with MTV Geek, del Toro confirmed that talks with the studio are indeed going on about this movie. Check out what he had to say:
When somebody asked me about Justice League…I'm not involved in Justice League. I am discussing…I've been discussing with the fans and I've been very, very open about how much Swamp Thing was key when I was a kid. Comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the newsstand on my bicycle and I would get Swamp Thing every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby's Demon. I love Constantine and all that. You know, I've been pursuing doing something with them for many, many years. Hopefully it'll come to pass. But we are still just discussing.
Launched in September of 2011, Justice League Dark focuses on a team of supernatural heroes that fight against worldwide threats that usually involve occult or mystical origins. The team includes the likes of John Constantine, Deadman, and Zatanna, and it looks like a potential movie might throw Swamp Thing and Etrigan in as well.
If this movie ever does get greenlit, don’t expect Justice League to remain in the title to avoid confusion with the company’s other, better known, team of heroes. We can deal with that, though. Honestly, with as many bright and shiny superhero films that have come out in recent years, the prospect of a horror-based ensemble flick by del Toro is too enticing to pass up.
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[via MTV Geek]