Guillermo del Toro talks Justice League Dark movie

Justice League DarkWarner Bros. long-rumoured Justice League movie may have hit the rocks following the negative reception for Will Beall’s (Gangster Squad) screenplay, but DC fans may yet get to see a variation of the Justice League on the big screen courtesy of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II). Speaking to Total Film to promote the release of Mama, del Toro offered an update on his proposed Justice League Dark adaptation, which is going by the working title of 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,” said del Toro, who is releasing his big-budget kaiju homage Pacific Rim through Warner Bros. this July. “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.”