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Guillermo del Toro Working On DC 'Dark Universe' Movie

The 'Pacific Rim' director talks about the cast of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK heading to the big screen.

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.

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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!

Source: IGN

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This should be amazing with Del Toro behind the wheel! Looking forward!

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@k4tzm4n: Ahem...:P
 
Yeah I heard about this. let's see what happens.
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Wow x1000. Swamp Thing, Constantine, Spectre, and Zatanna? Nerdgasm.

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Del Toro would be perfect for a JLA Dark (ish) adaption... Strange that it seems it might come out a year or so after the original JLA. Would have thought it would be years after (if at all).

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I have faith in Del Toro, but i'll believe this movie is happening when I see a trailer.

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I haven't read it, but yay I guess?

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Sounds awesome.

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That is so cool.

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Could be neat. Was wondering about Swamp Thing movies the other day

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I'm guessing Scott Snyder.... But I don't know anything.

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And yet no Wonder Woman, Flash or Aquaman movie. I just don't understand DC movies sometimes. Don't get me wrong this project sounds magnificent and right up my alley but you gotta wonder does no one in Hollywood want to make a movie based on DC heavy hitters ? Or did Green Lantern kill that interest ?

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Nice to see DC is giving someone besides Batman and Superman a movie

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

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Is Etrigan in Justice League Dark?
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I'm Effin Pumped!

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Edited By cuddles666

This writer? PleasebeNeilPleasebeNeilPleasebeNeil!

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Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

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Which Zatara?

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I just came. God I hope this movie isn't shelved.

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Could be good but there would be some set up needed if it is only one movie especially if Man of Steel and Justice League are successful.

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I'm seconding the opinion of not believing til I see a trailer.

AND AS FOR YOU, @MarioBoza said:

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

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Deadman? Zatanna? Spectre?

Holy sh*t.

Sign me up.

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@MarioBoza said:

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

The winking face means you're kidding right? Right? RIGHT?! I trust Guillermo Del Toro to finally give the fans an accurate John Constantine. The LEAST he can do is keep him friggin' British. However, the blonde hair and chain smoking would do nicely as well. Haven't read a single issue of JLD (namely because of the rebooting of Constantine) but I'm excited about this.

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Okay this sounds interesting. I might start reading JLDark again.

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Cool.

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The Teem Roster will Beat the crap out of the Avengers.

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@MarioBoza said:

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

Hellllllllllll no. Unless he does a British accent.

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I'm guessing Peter Milligan. Where did he go after launching Justice League Dark?

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This type of project is a complete waste of time for a director like Del Toro,but what the heck it certainly has more potential that a regular JL movie. It's exactly because these characters haven't been done to death that make it easier to attract the wider non comic fan audience. No preconcieved notions ,and thank the lord, no Wonder Woman.

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I will have very high expectations for the use of these characters.

@BR_Havoc said:

Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

That's how I feel about Guardians of the Galaxy.

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@man_struttin said:

I will have very high expectations for the use of these characters.

@BR_Havoc said:

Ok its really cool that Del Toro is going to make this but I'm I think only one that thinks JLD is an odd choice for a movie? I mean the books sales are not that high and a casual movie goer would know none of the characters. I am looking forward to it but I am confused.

That's how I feel about Guardians of the Galaxy.

That is a good point and frankly I feel the same way.

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Del Toro takes for.......ev.........er............to complete things, but I hope this goes like he says it is. Having a director in line is HUGE. I hope it's him actually. I bet they throw Swamp Thing in cast too. Del Toro likes monsters and Swamp Thing in it only makes sense. Plus, I bet the agile kung fu guy who played the bad vampire in Blade 2, and the bad guy prince in Hellboy 2 gets a roll.

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YES PLEASE!!!!!

This may be a better answer to Avengers than a Justice League movie.... Original....

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@RedQueen: oh it will be years. Del Toro takes for ever to get things done. He's good like that.

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@JonSmith said:

I'm seconding the opinion of not believing til I see a trailer.

AND AS FOR YOU, @MarioBoza said:

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

LMFAO, you sir made my night. I havent seen this clip or movie in ages. Ty :)

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I might just lose my mind if it's Neil Gaiman. Please be Neil.

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@MarioBoza said:

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Bring him back pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ;)

Hellllllllllll no. Unless he does a British accent.

Ummmm

No thanks

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If this is real it could be AMAZING. Awesome linup. Im a huuuge Etrigan fan.

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@MarioBoza: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO! NO! NO!
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@MarioBoza: Seconded!

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This could be everything from very disappointing, just being lame (as most comic movies) to super-awesome and best adaption ever. However, this could also be a brilliant b-movie... Ed Wood-style (Bela Lugosi would be a great Constantine btw).

I'm in for this... if it will ever happen and no matter which version. :)

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@SpadesSlick said:

I might just lose my mind if it's Neil Gaiman. Please be Neil.

Holy Moly! That would be f***ing awesome!

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@Catsnlynne said:

Is Etrigan in Justice League Dark?

Not really! He has a minor role in the JLD Annual #1 (which is a great story nonetheless) and has yet to appear in the regular issues of the New52's JLD.

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Can we also get Andrew Bennet in on this? If only to force DC to keep I, Vampire around as long as possible.

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Guillermo Del Toro is known for taking a very long time to make his movies. Considering how long his list of movies are, one's that haven't been released or filmed, it would be a while before this even reaches 'developmental' phase. Though I will say this he better make a Hellboy 3.

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I hope they do this right.

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This should be good.

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I just hope they will use Shade.

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This could be interesting....