Late last year, it was revealed that Guillermo del Toro was looking into making a DC Comics movie that would feature many of the DC’s supernatural characters, including Swamp Thing and John Constantine. This obviously excited fans of del Toro and DC’s “Dark” characters, and we’re happy to report that the project is still moving forward.
Guillermo del Toro provided a status update when talking with Total Film, mentioning that he’ll be presenting his pitch to Warner Bros. in the very near future:
“I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens… It’s going really really well. It’s like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart.”
“I’d love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight…. I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, the Alex Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.”
While the term “Justice League Dark” is being used, this doesn’t mean that it would necessarily follow the current storyline or keep the same lineup. This project is also unlikely to start any time soon, as del Toro is currently moving forward with Crimson Peak and a TV series version of The Strain. We’ll keep readers posted on any new developments.