Guillermo del Toro has given a brief update on the status of his super-team project, affectionately known as Justice League Dark , featuring some of DC’s most weird and wonderful characters.
“The route we’re going is Constantine is our lead,” says del Toro. “Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have 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,” gushes del Toro. “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 Warner, 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.”
However, when asked who said screenwriter might be, del Toro finally clams up…
“I won’t say who it is,” he says coyly. “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.”