A few months ago, we reported on a rumor that suggested Guillermo del Toro was planning a comic book movie adaptation starring the horror-based characters of the DC Universe, such as Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and John Constantine. However, del Toro is notorious for juggling multiple projects at once with very few of them ever coming to fruition.
But comic book fans everywhere can actually start getting excited about this one now because during an interview with IGN, del Toro openly said that this movie is going to happen. Not only is he planning on directing it, but he has already found the “perfect” writer, who has agreed to handle the script for him.
When talking about which characters would appear in the movie, del Toro said, "That roster, you’re talking about my childhood.” He continued, "Swamp Thing, for me, is a rock star. Demon, the Jack Kirby Demon, Etrigan, is amazing. And then you go to Constantine, who I thought was an amazing creation. I want to do the Constantine of the comics. Deadman… it’s really a lot of work but a lot of fun."
Obviously Swamp Thing and Constantine have had their own movies in the past, but del Toro is suggesting that this would be a fresh start for both characters. The interview also suggests that the movie will likely be titled Dark Universe, as opposed to the rumored Heaven Sent. Even though the concept of a supernatural superhero team is ripped from the current Justice League Dark comic series, that title wouldn’t work with Warner Brothers hoping to launch a proper Justice League movie in 2015.
It hasn't officially gotten the green light yet, but you can expect more news on Dark Universe in the coming weeks and months.
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