Guillermo del Toro Working On DC 'Dark Universe' Movie

Lou_CypherLou_Cypher E.L.E.: Everybody Love EverybodyArkham AsylumPosts: 47,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
Look out, Marvel Studios! It appears that Warner Bros. is also aiming to create a cohesive movieverse for their comic book properties. While chatting with IGN, Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro confirmed an old rumor -- he's working on a DC movie currently being called Dark Universe.

"I'm writing the outline and we already are in talks with a writer. A very, very good writer. I think people are going to be happy with who we have chosen and he accepted."

Regarding the roster, the director named Swamp Thing, The Demon, Deadman, John Constantine, The Spectre, Zatanna and Zatara.


When asked if the success of The Avengers motivated Warner Bros to move forward with their comic properties, del Toro says the studio had plans before Marvel's team-up dominated the box office.

He seemed quite excited about the writer... who do you think it'll be and how do you feel about this team heading to the silver screen? Be sure to check out our Comic Vine page for the team to do your homework on the characters!


  • bdbdbdbdbdbd Posts: 3,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    these characters would fit del toro's visual style nicely....not that i know any of the characters but they look interesting and i love guillermos monsters
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 17,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Constatine, Deadman, SWAMP THING and Zatanna with the guy that made Pan's Labyrinth. I really hope this gets done.
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher E.L.E.: Everybody Love Everybody Arkham AsylumPosts: 47,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really stoked to find out who the writer is! should be announced soonish
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher E.L.E.: Everybody Love Everybody Arkham AsylumPosts: 47,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ive been reading Swamp Thing, pretty dope comic so far. Tried out Deadman but didnt stick with it, and i like constantine a lot. Not too familiar with the others, but i like Del Toro's work so i have high hopes for it.
  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the potential GOATness is strong with this news
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,279 ✭✭✭✭✭
    DC had plans in it my ass. That sounds like when a when a dude keeps trickin' off money on a broad because she "plans," giving him some pussy.

    Did the WB have the DC characters in development for film projects? Probably yes, but let's be serious, it was the success of Marvel Studios that got they're ass in gear. If it wasn't for The Avengers niggas would still be on that "a Justice League movie isn't practical or viable," shit.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aint Zatanna in Justice League?
  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,279 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Bcotton5 wrote: »
    Aint Zatanna in Justice League?

    With the exception of those JSA, LSH niggas and the muthafuckas that were in the Teen Titans damn near every character in the DCU has,been in the Justice League.
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