It’s no surprise that DC is pushing really hard to produce their own superhero team up movie after the success of ‘The Avengers’, so that’s why they’re pursuing a ‘Justice League’ movie as soon as 2015. But it sounds like Guillermo Del Toro didn’t get the memo as he is planning his own movie for a team of DC heroes, and probably not the ones you’re thinking of.
According to Latino Review, who’s scoops tend to be right more often than they are wrong, the ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Hellboy’ director is planning to put some of DC’s most magical and supernatural heroes together in one movie. Titled ‘Heaven Sent’, the movie would feature such characters as Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, John Constantine, and more all on one team.
Here’s how the project is described in the report:
Speaking of Guillermo del Toro let’s just say he is working on a movie that has the potential to be the greatest movie ever committed to film. Or bytes. I hear that his next epic, ‘Pacific Rim’ (a Japanese Porno) is testing so well that Warner Brothers wants to offer him everything they have. Fortunately he passed on the feature version of V and the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but he does want to do his own version of the Avengers, just supernaturally. Called ‘Heaven Sent’ he is combining all the magical beings from DC Comics in one epic adventure. Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon as well as Etrigan the Demon will team up to no doubt save us from the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. Now this one is a ways away, but Warner’s lawyers have been working every night trying to clear the rights to all these characters.
To my knowledge, these characters have not and do not currently appear on a team together, let alone one named Heaven Sent. The closest thing to this in the DC Universe is probably Justice League Dark, but it’s unknown if that’s the route that Del Toro plans to take with this project.
Two of the heroes, Swamp Thing and Constantine Hellblazer, have appeared in movies previously with little to no buzz around them, and two more, The Spectre and Deadman, are in the process (or in limbo, depending on how you look at it) of being made into TV shows, but maybe bringing them all together in one movie might be the ticket to success for Warner Bros. and Del Toro.
What do you think about the team being formed for ‘Heaven Sent’? Do you think this actually has a chance of getting made? Share your thoughts in the comments below.