The consistently wonderful Guillermo Del Toro has told us all a little more about this planned Justice League Dark movie, while promoting Pacific Rim at WonderCon in the US;
"The route we’re going is Constantine is our lead. Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have — I will spoil it — the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and we’re trying to be true to the origins of the characters."
"I’m literally playing with two of my oldest and most favorite characters in my life — Swamp Thing and Etrigan. These were the guys I was drawing with crayons when I was a kid. I cannot tell you how happy I am, but I am finishing my bible, and then I deliver that bible, which is about 45 pages, to Warners, and we have a screenwriter that we like and that we talk to, but he is writing his own movie right now and is thinking about it. But I am going to try to wait for him."
"I won’t say who it is. I’m not allowed. But we’re waiting, and when the right time comes, hopefully that writer will take over, and then we’ll see if it’s directed by me or someone else and I’ll just produce. I don’t know."
HOW exciting!?! I can't wait to finally see the darker side of DC bought to life on-screen. Plus, knowing Guillermo Del Toro and his movies, we'll get to see creatures like Swamp Thing and Etrigan fully realised via prosthetics, animatronics and puppetry... MUCH better than anything of CGI variety.
What are your thoughts on this?
Who would you like to see cast in Justice League Dark?
I can bet the amazing Doug Jones will feature as Deadman and I'd personally LOVE to see Ron Perlman as Etrigan.
I am very, VERY excited for this. I expect nothing but brilliance from Guillermo Del Toro.