Guillermo Del Toro Talks DARK UNIVERSE, Says Floronic Man Will Be Featured
Del Toro talks more about his planned Justice League Dark big screen adaptation, revealing that the Floronic Man will be a part of the film and that fans of DC Comics' darker side will enjoy it.
While promoting Pacific Rim recently at WonderCon, director Guillermo del Toro offered an update on his planned Justice League Dark adaptation, which is currently titled Dark Universe. He confirmed that a blonde John Constantine will be the lead character, and that he brings together a group of other DC Comics characters such as Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and Etrigan. Now, speaking to Collider, he reiterates these comments, and also reveals that Floronic Man will be included in the ensemble. "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."
Del Toro also talks more about where the script is right now, saying that he will soon show Warner Bros. his 45-page bible and that he's waiting on the screenwriter. "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." He obviously can't say who this screenwriter is right now, and he suggests that he may very well not be the one who sits in the director's chair for the film. "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." What would you like to see in a Justice League Dark movie?
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