With how busy Guillermo del Toro (‘Pacific Rim‘) has been, there hasn’t been a lot of news in the past few months on his take of a ‘Justice League Dark‘ film. Fortunately we will have some good news for you as it looks like the film is still in the works! What you have to wonder about, though, is the fact since that we recently found out that DC plans on making a ‘Constantine‘ television series for NBC and a ‘Gotham‘ show for FOX what could that mean for the film? Will we be seeing a crossover of the actor portraying Constantine? Will we have 2 Constantines running around? It’s unknown at this time, but at the very least it doesn’t look like the film is going to be scrubbed.
In fact, here’s what del Toro had to say on the subject:
“We talked about it at DC and Warners, and I feel confident that the two properties can exist at the same time. I think that DC is trying to create a great universe of characters, and expand it and make it clear to the audience that it’s a landscape of characters, and not just one that’s dependent on one or two characters.”
The plan for the film includes a group comprising of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zantanna and more recently rumored The Spectre! Honestly I’ve become such a fan boy of anything del Toro has touched that I’d probably see this film regardless of which characters end up being in it.
With the success of ‘Man of Steel‘ giving us a sequel and the televised DC Universe expanding, it brings up a lot of questions on DC. Are we going to see a unified universe in one medium or another? Are we going to see any upcoming crossovers? Clearly Marvel has shown how successful it can be and many DC fans are clamoring for just such a team up.
Are you excited for another film by del Toro? If any director out there has the chops to work with the weird, it is del Toro, who has proven himself in that realm time and time again. I’m hoping for the same magic he puts into his other movies to show up here as well.