Del Toro Updates Us on ‘JL: Dark’

- 02-26-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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We keep hearing a lot about the upcoming Justice League movie, and the problems it’s encountering as it tries to come to fruition. But there’s another Justice League movie on the table, one based on the DC Comics New 52 title Justice League Dark.

The book features the team-up of several of DC’s magic and supernatural-related characters like John Constantine, Zatana, Dead Man and Frankenstein, so naturally, you can see why it might appeal to Hellboy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

Despite his busy schedule, the Pacific Rim director is intent on making a Justice League Dark movie, and he recently talked to Total Film about the project:

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 Alec Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.

So when can del Toro get started?

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.

We hope it happens to. It would be nice to know that we’re going to be seeing A Justice League movie even if it isn’t The Justice League movie.

More news as it develops.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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