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Guillermo del Toro Working On DC 'Dark Universe' Movie

The 'Pacific Rim' director talks about the cast of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK heading to the big screen.

Look out, Marvel Studios! It appears that Warner Bros. is also aiming to create a cohesive movieverse for their comic book properties. While chatting with IGN, Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro confirmed an old rumor -- he's working on a DC movie currently being called Dark Universe.

I'm writing the outline and we already are in talks with a writer. A very, very good writer. I think people are going to be happy with who we have chosen and he accepted.

Regarding the roster, the director named Swamp Thing, The Demon, Deadman, John Constantine, The Spectre, Zatanna and Zatara.

When asked if the success of The Avengers motivated Warner Bros to move forward with their comic properties, del Toro says the studio had plans before Marvel's team-up dominated the box office.

He seemed quite excited about the writer... who do you think it'll be and how do you feel about this team heading to the silver screen? Be sure to check out our Comic Vine page for the team to do your homework on the characters!

Source: IGN

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Posted by yo_yo_fun

The Demon and The Spectre in one movie...freakin sweet!! :D

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@SmashBrawler: sure, I know an r-rated movie is unlikely but it should at least be darker than your average superhero film
Posted by impossibilly

What? Nice! They picked the right person for the job!

Posted by Billy Batson

@RoninAutomaton said:

I'm guessing Peter Milligan. Where did he go after launching Justice League Dark?

Moved on to Stormwatch and finishing his Hellblazer run.
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Posted by Spideycap

Yes!

Edited by colonyofcells

Based on the characters, speculation is that the movie will be based on the Alan Moore Swamp Thing story where Constantine started so other possible characters are Phantom Stranger, Dr Fate, Dr Occult, Sargon the Sorcerer, Baron Winters : http://www.comics.org/issue/41601/cover/4/

Posted by nappystr8

This news is really cool. Del Toro is the perfect guy to work on a JLD movie, as evidenced by his Hellboy films. I only hope that this project actually gets off the ground. Del Toro has a reputation for attaching his name to far more projects than he can handle.

As far as a writer goes, I'm sure they won't even consider using Lemire, but they really should. His work on the book would translate very well to live action.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Jonny_Anonymous: I definitely agree with that.

Posted by zackattack529

@Vincent_Valjean said:

@zackattack529: An american Constantine???Seriously????

Dude,the world is not only about America you know,isn't enough that you already americanized Wonder Woman(she wears the american flag and the eagle as her suit)?

Dude, not only did you knot comprehend my comment, you also took a piece of it and perverted the statement into something that wasn't my intention

All my comment meant was I wanted Keanu Reeves back to reprise his role.

so whatever you are going on about is pointless, especially the wonder woman thing dude lol

so calm down.

Posted by Vincent_Valjean

@zackattack529:

Yeah,you said you wanted Keanu Reeves because he made a good american Constantine.

Anyway,I didn't mean to yell or something,all I'm saying is that Keanu Reeves was a bad choice for the role of Constantine.

I believe(me and many others actually) that Paul Bettany is the perfect one for the role and it would be better to see him than Keanu Reeves..

Posted by RoninAutomaton

@Billy Batson said:

@RoninAutomaton said:

I'm guessing Peter Milligan. Where did he go after launching Justice League Dark?

Moved on to Stormwatch and finishing his Hellblazer run.
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Thanks! I had wondered after reading several of Lemire's issues of JLD.

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Posted by Video_Martian

I've already heard about this. It won't happen.

Edited by Nightwing28710

Deadman on the big screen! Please happen!

Posted by deadpool25mm

DEADMAN!

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

DelToro is very good when it comes to visuals, so good pic

Posted by ReverendHunt

I love big G's work, but I really hope he gets Hellboy III in the bag before Ronny gets too old to do the role.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I think this could be really good. I'm quite new to comics, but I've been really enjoying Justice League Dark from the start. Anyone got any thoughts on casting?

I kind of feel like Matt King(Super Hans from Peep Show) could make a good John Constantine, but I've only read JLD and a handful of issues of Hellblazer, so I am totally willing to be told that I'm wrong.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Awesome! I love Del Toro and think he can do wonders to the DC Dark.

Posted by sethysquare

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare: I don't have any problem comprehending your posts. You just said Mike Mignola is a nobody. One of the most idiotic things I've ever read in my entire life.

well, he is compared to del toro. and that is no way for a small time artist to go around throwing a respected film maker under the bus.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@sethysquare said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare: I don't have any problem comprehending your posts. You just said Mike Mignola is a nobody. One of the most idiotic things I've ever read in my entire life.

well, he is compared to del toro. and that is no way for a small time artist to go around throwing a respected film maker under the bus.

...

OK, I'm done talking to you. You're clearly a lost case.

Posted by sethysquare

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare: I don't have any problem comprehending your posts. You just said Mike Mignola is a nobody. One of the most idiotic things I've ever read in my entire life.

well, he is compared to del toro. and that is no way for a small time artist to go around throwing a respected film maker under the bus.

...

OK, I'm done talking to you. You're clearly a lost case.

I believe you meant lost cause.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@sethysquare said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@sethysquare: I don't have any problem comprehending your posts. You just said Mike Mignola is a nobody. One of the most idiotic things I've ever read in my entire life.

well, he is compared to del toro. and that is no way for a small time artist to go around throwing a respected film maker under the bus.

...

OK, I'm done talking to you. You're clearly a lost case.

I believe you meant lost cause.

Seriously? Now you're going to start nitpicking typos?

Posted by mfundo

Cuh-raaaaaaaa-zzzzeeeh!

Posted by LarryDavis

@ApatheticAvenger said:

this right here, holy shit

Posted by Cancer the Conqueror

Didn't Del Toro originally want to make a solo Deadman movie? Regardless, I would love to see a film like this with him behind it and a writer he apparently is very confidant with.

David Tennant as John Constantine!

Posted by iHailCarlo

Sounds cool, Del Toro is pretty damn good.

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

I prefer a Swamp Thing solo film.

But this is better than nothing.

Posted by TheMess1428
Posted by joshlol44

Ron Perlman or Brendan Fraser for Swamp thing. Make it happen.