Guillermo Del Toro has been busy promoting Mama and putting the finishing touches to Pacific Rim. After that he has many projects to be working on, but the one I would really like to see if the one featuring the supernatural characters from DC Comics – John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Etrigan, Deadman, The Phantom Stranger and more – many of whom feature in the Justice League Dark comic book.
You can read my thoughts on why this would make an excellent movie here.
During a recent interview with Total Film, del Toro gave a small update on the film, which may be called Dark Universe.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
I really want this one to work.
If John Constantine is in it will they get Keanu Reeves back to play him once more or will they go back and cast him as a blonde man from Liverpool?