Guillermo Del Toro has a lot of irons on the fire, with ‘Crimson Peak‘ on the way and a sequel to ‘Pacific Rim‘ following that up, but one of his longer running projects has been a movie based on DC Comics’ supernatural side, originally dubbed ‘Dark Universe’ but that will likely be named ‘Justice League Dark‘ after the current comic book series which stars John Constantine and several other mystical characters, including Zatanna, Madame Xanadu and other characters that Del Toro planned to use in his film.
With ‘Constantine‘ hitting TV this fall, does that throw a wrench into his movie plans? Apparently not. The director expressed:
“What I made clear to them is that the TV series will not affect the movie and they said that’s okay. They said you can have independence. Now, if we see the TV series and we can mesh with it or cast the same actor depending on where the movie is going, I would be happy to consider that.”
Something similar may be in the works regarding DC’s other movies, as The Flash may be appearing in their live-action movies, independently of the upcoming Grant Gustin-starring TV series.
Welsh actor Matt Ryan has been cast as the supernatural investigator, making him one step closer to the comic book source than Keanu Reeve’s Americanized version in the feature film. He’s also blond so that helps.
While it doesn’t appear that any other DC TV properties will tie into the movies, at least this one might. What do you think? Would you like to see Matt Ryan cross over from TV to the movies?
Source: Cinema Blend