Guillermo del Toro Working On DC 'Dark Universe' Movie

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Posted by k4tzm4n (43285 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by bladewolf (753 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be amazing with Del Toro behind the wheel! Looking forward!

#3 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n: Ahem...:P
 
Yeah I heard about this. let's see what happens.
#4 Posted by _Black (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow x1000. Swamp Thing, Constantine, Spectre, and Zatanna? Nerdgasm.

#5 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

Del Toro would be perfect for a JLA Dark (ish) adaption... Strange that it seems it might come out a year or so after the original JLA. Would have thought it would be years after (if at all).

#6 Posted by NightFang (10046 posts) - - Show Bio

I have faith in Del Toro, but i'll believe this movie is happening when I see a trailer.

#7 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14683 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read it, but yay I guess?

#8 Posted by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds awesome.

#9 Posted by bob808 (6775 posts) - - Show Bio

That is so cool.

#10 Posted by krspaceT (1484 posts) - - Show Bio

Could be neat. Was wondering about Swamp Thing movies the other day

#11 Posted by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm guessing Scott Snyder.... But I don't know anything.

#12 Posted by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

And yet no Wonder Woman, Flash or Aquaman movie. I just don't understand DC movies sometimes. Don't get me wrong this project sounds magnificent and right up my alley but you gotta wonder does no one in Hollywood want to make a movie based on DC heavy hitters ? Or did Green Lantern kill that interest ?

#13 Posted by Aldo512 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to see DC is giving someone besides Batman and Superman a movie

#14 Posted by MarioBoza (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

#15 Posted by Catsnlynne (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Etrigan in Justice League Dark?
#16 Posted by treefreak32 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Effin Pumped!

#17 Posted by cuddles666 (310 posts) - - Show Bio

This writer? PleasebeNeilPleasebeNeilPleasebeNeil!

#18 Posted by BR_Havoc (1291 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

#19 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

Which Zatara?

#20 Posted by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

I just came. God I hope this movie isn't shelved.

#21 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

Could be good but there would be some set up needed if it is only one movie especially if Man of Steel and Justice League are successful.

#22 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm seconding the opinion of not believing til I see a trailer.

AND AS FOR YOU, @MarioBoza said:

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

#23 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadman? Zatanna? Spectre?

Holy sh*t.

Sign me up.

#24 Posted by benblanks (65 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarioBoza said:

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

The winking face means you're kidding right? Right? RIGHT?! I trust Guillermo Del Toro to finally give the fans an accurate John Constantine. The LEAST he can do is keep him friggin' British. However, the blonde hair and chain smoking would do nicely as well. Haven't read a single issue of JLD (namely because of the rebooting of Constantine) but I'm excited about this.

#25 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay this sounds interesting. I might start reading JLDark again.

#26 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8849 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#27 Posted by Big_Nasty (343 posts) - - Show Bio

The Teem Roster will Beat the crap out of the Avengers.

#28 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarioBoza said:

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

Hellllllllllll no. Unless he does a British accent.

#29 Posted by RoninAutomaton (20 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#30 Posted by Alton (154 posts) - - Show Bio

This type of project is a complete waste of time for a director like Del Toro,but what the heck it certainly has more potential that a regular JL movie. It's exactly because these characters haven't been done to death that make it easier to attract the wider non comic fan audience. No preconcieved notions ,and thank the lord, no Wonder Woman.

#31 Edited by man_struttin (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I will have very high expectations for the use of these characters.

@BR_Havoc said:

Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

That's how I feel about Guardians of the Galaxy.

#32 Posted by BR_Havoc (1291 posts) - - Show Bio

@man_struttin said:

I will have very high expectations for the use of these characters.

@BR_Havoc said:

Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

That's how I feel about Guardians of the Galaxy.

That is a good point and frankly I feel the same way.

#33 Posted by JamDamage (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

Del Toro takes for.......ev.........er............to complete things, but I hope this goes like he says it is. Having a director in line is HUGE. I hope it's him actually. I bet they throw Swamp Thing in cast too. Del Toro likes monsters and Swamp Thing in it only makes sense. Plus, I bet the agile kung fu guy who played the bad vampire in Blade 2, and the bad guy prince in Hellboy 2 gets a roll.

#34 Posted by redhoodnet (153 posts) - - Show Bio

YES PLEASE!!!!!

This may be a better answer to Avengers than a Justice League movie.... Original....

#35 Posted by JamDamage (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedQueen: oh it will be years. Del Toro takes for ever to get things done. He's good like that.

#36 Posted by MarioBoza (11 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

I'm seconding the opinion of not believing til I see a trailer.

AND AS FOR YOU, @MarioBoza said:

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

LMFAO, you sir made my night. I havent seen this clip or movie in ages. Ty :)

#37 Posted by SpadesSlick (28 posts) - - Show Bio

I might just lose my mind if it's Neil Gaiman. Please be Neil.

#38 Posted by Red_Robin212 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarioBoza said:

Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

Hellllllllllll no. Unless he does a British accent.

Ummmm

No thanks

#39 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is real it could be AMAZING. Awesome linup. Im a huuuge Etrigan fan.

#40 Posted by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio
@MarioBoza: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO! NO! NO!
#41 Posted by OldManJoe (90 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarioBoza: Seconded!

#42 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

This could be everything from very disappointing, just being lame (as most comic movies) to super-awesome and best adaption ever. However, this could also be a brilliant b-movie... Ed Wood-style (Bela Lugosi would be a great Constantine btw).

I'm in for this... if it will ever happen and no matter which version. :)

#43 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpadesSlick said:

I might just lose my mind if it's Neil Gaiman. Please be Neil.

Holy Moly! That would be f***ing awesome!

#44 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

@Catsnlynne said:

Is Etrigan in Justice League Dark?

Not really! He has a minor role in the JLD Annual #1 (which is a great story nonetheless) and has yet to appear in the regular issues of the New52's JLD.

#45 Posted by SpadesSlick (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we also get Andrew Bennet in on this? If only to force DC to keep I, Vampire around as long as possible.

#46 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

Guillermo Del Toro is known for taking a very long time to make his movies. Considering how long his list of movies are, one's that haven't been released or filmed, it would be a while before this even reaches 'developmental' phase. Though I will say this he better make a Hellboy 3.

#47 Posted by KINCART (223 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they do this right.

#48 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be good.

#49 Posted by Cthulipe (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope they will use Shade.

#50 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

This could be interesting....

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