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Guillermo Del Toro Is Ready To Bring His Justice League Project To Warner Bros.


When we last heard from Guillermo del Toro on his magical Justice League project, we found out the working title was Dark Universe, that he was working on an outline, and they were trying to find the right writer. It seems he’s finally ready to take the next step – bring his idea to Warner Bros. 

In an interview with Total Film, del Toro talked about his progress but kept pretty tight lipped about the details.

He said, “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.”

On the topic of the writer del Toro previously said, “I think people are going to be happy with who we have chosen.”

“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,” he told Total Film. ”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 Alec Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.”

Crossing my fingers so hard right now.

(via Collider)

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  • Anonymous

    WB really needs a Del Toro right now. Chris Nolan is a fantastic filmmaker and I’m sure he’s a great guy but he wasn’t a comic geek growing up, and doesn’t know the DC characters as much as Whedon knows Marvel’s, for example. Having someone like Del Toro come to you with an idea of his own idea because he cares about the characters is a stroke of good luck.

  • Anonymous

    This is the same WB that still isn’t certain there will even be a Justice League movie, right?

    I don’t want to be cynical. However if they have this much difficulty getting ‘Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman punch stuff together’ up and running what are the chances of a team of less well-known characters ever getting a film?

  • Nick Gaston

    We should start a contest…”How Will DC Screw ‘Dark Universe’ Up”?

    First guess: In order to emulate the “feel” of the Nolan films, and not to alienate any potential custome—fans of the same, DU will be forbidden to feature magic or the supernatural.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000327677376 Suzanne Larsen

    I dunno though. They know they need something out there with the success of The Avengers and stuff. Maybe they’d be willing to put out a “lower expectations” movie like JL Dark, while they wait on Justice League. Which they know they’ll get roasted alive on if they screw up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000327677376 Suzanne Larsen

    They’ll make Constantine 2, with Deadman (dressed as Ghost Rider without the flaming head) as his plucky, sarcastic sidekick.

  • Mr The Batman

    I think the difference is that Del Toro is renowned for his work on similar films, but also since we just had a big Batman film and a big Superman return is coming, perhaps Justice League doesn’t work right now.

    If this works then we’ll see more films about other characters, rather than relying on Batman and Superman so heavily. Heck, look at Ant-Man, its the same deal.

    I want this to work, though.

  • Mr The Batman

    Good point. If JL fails in comparison to Avengers then it will damage any future chance of a sequel.

  • Jonah Gordon

    “less well-known” Before The Avengers hardly anyone knew who Thor was…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see how that is relevant to anything I said.

    Thor may not have been Iron Man or Captain America to the public, But he was still on a different level than Deadman is. This isn’t like selling a Thor Movie, It’s like starting out with Guardians of the Galaxy which would have been almost impossible until Marvel proved themselves with individual films and a team up within a shared universe.