Guillermo del Toro On Using NBC's CONSTANTINE In JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

Director Guillermo del Toro speaks on using Matt Ryan, star of NBC's Constantine as the Constantine in his Justice League Dark film. "..if we see the tv series and we can mesh with it or cast the same actor depending on where the movie is going, I would be happy to consider that."

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By Mark Julian - 8/10/2014

According to del Toro, "he, DC Entertainment and WB are seeing eye-to-eye", regarding his Justice League Dark film, which is currently in script stage. The film will center on the supernatural heroes of DC Comics, who come together to form their own team to combat foes that would typically be out of the league (no pun intended) of the traditional Justice League. For context, it's similar to how the Guardians of the Galaxy fight cosmic threats, whereas The Avengers handle Earthly foes; only the JLD are supernatural instead of cosmic based.

Regarding the film, del Toro runs down the roster of Justice League Dark, listing "Etrigan the Demon, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Constantine, The Floronic Man, and many, many others." And in terms of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment keeping their film and tv ventures separate, del Toro reaffirmed that's the course currently being charted, however, he stated,"I would love to have The Spectre in it, because he's one of the most..absolutely, beyond moral characters in this universe and he does crazy things...but, I'm happy with...they're doing that with Constantine. What I made clear to them is that the tv series will not effect the movie and they said that's okay. They said you can have independence. Now, if we see the tv series and we can mesh with it or cast the same actor depending on where the movie is going, I would be happy to consider that." In the video below, you can also see del Toro talk about the script and treatment process for Justice League Dark.

Justice League Dark talk starts at the 9:00 minute mark.


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Klone - 8/10/2014, 11:44 AM
Please allow this to happen.
Sipprelle - 8/10/2014, 11:45 AM
This already got posted back at SDCC :/
ManWithNoName - 8/10/2014, 11:45 AM
Really hope this movie is on that Warner bros list,if Del Toro is working on it now then it could be a 2017/2018 movie
ALegendaryPanda - 8/10/2014, 11:46 AM
I would much rather see this in 2017 than Pacific Rim 2, although I'm really looking forward to that as well, he just has too many damn projects!
DeusExSponge - 8/10/2014, 11:46 AM
Please don't let Guillermo work on any other project and have him focus solely on Justice League Dark. I love his works, but damn does he work on a lot of projects!
DelTorite - 8/10/2014, 11:49 AM
I will sacrifice my firstborn if this project happens. [frick] Pacific Rim 2 (even though I enjoyed the first one).
CherryBomb - 8/10/2014, 11:49 AM
Yeah, I'd love to see this actually happen!
Even though probably 80% of what Del Toro says he's working on doesn't actually get made, he's a very busy guy. But JL Dark could be so interesting on the big screen.
TheAmericanPatriot - 8/10/2014, 11:53 AM
This shit won't happen. Del Torro is the biggest shit talker in the business. He has way to many projects to handle at this point a JLD will go the same route of Hellboy 3.
BatManiac - 8/10/2014, 11:55 AM
I like Etrigan, but Etrigan & Floronic Man are not a member of the team, so I'm not happy about them replacing actual members at all.

Secondly, not using Matt Ryan's Constantine is doltish to say the least.
BabyGroot - 8/10/2014, 11:55 AM
As much as I would've loved for Warner Bros. to establish characters off television to set up for their movies, it's better off with them being their own separate things. Arrow is awesome, The Flash's pilot was awesome, and Constantine (despite the "no smoking" bs) looks to be awesome too. It's just hard to see them being in the cinematic universe from the way they're written on television. Idk, least that's my opinion over this whole thing.
Darktower - 8/10/2014, 11:58 AM
Bring back Keanu Reeves !!! lol
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 12:08 PM
yeah. this was already posted, i believe
jambabeanjuice - 8/10/2014, 12:17 PM


Doopie - 8/10/2014, 12:24 PM
Is this movie really gonna happen?
SnapperCarr - 8/10/2014, 12:30 PM
Why would Floronic Man be on the team? He's a villain and his powers overlap with Swamp Thing's.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/10/2014, 12:34 PM
I'm okay with the Constantine universe being apart of the movie universe. Not really anything else.
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 12:39 PM
@Anno - yes he did. quite a while ago
pickleweasel2 - 8/10/2014, 12:40 PM
This is like a month old
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 12:40 PM
@SnapperCarr - i'm thinking he might be in the movie, but not necessarily on the team
Nubase - 8/10/2014, 12:46 PM
@TheAmericanPatriot

Del toro is working on it, he has not say he is directing it, it could very well be that del toro is creating the universe, the story etc like he did with the hobbit trilogy
TheDudeRusty - 8/10/2014, 12:47 PM
Floronic Man is in the movie but not in the team. I hope he includes Spectre and Phantom Stranger.
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 12:53 PM
"and many, many others."
DCGuy - 8/10/2014, 12:56 PM
No del Toro! the team has to be Constantine, Zatanna, Dr.Fate, Swamp thing, The Specter,Deadman & Maybe the question or etrigran just to add a new element
TheDudeRusty - 8/10/2014, 1:01 PM
@Jollem
Cluster[frick] confirmed.
PsychoticSpaceRaccoon - 8/10/2014, 1:02 PM
As long as WB doesn't drop the ball on BvS, this film will happen.

With or without Del Toro, WB would be stupid not to introduce this team. They are arguably more entertaining than the by-the-books Justice League proper.

Basically, this is DCs Guardians. If there's a shared DCCU, JL Dark will eventually be part of it.

I'm guessing a release date of 2018/2019/2020.
McGee - 8/10/2014, 1:11 PM
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 1:14 PM
@TheDudeRusty - anyone who uses the term "cluterfrick" when referring to a cbm doesn't have any business pretending to be a geek. we don't want anything to do with ya
typicalfanboy - 8/10/2014, 1:19 PM
jl:dark will be dccu's guardians of the galaxy.
codydriscollsrightarm - 8/10/2014, 1:19 PM
GDT is one of the coolest directors out there.

A true geek auteur.

I swear I'll stop eating chocolate if we get him to do a DCCU movie.
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 1:22 PM
no, it'll be the dccu's justice league dark
codydriscollsrightarm - 8/10/2014, 1:22 PM
The TV Constantine and JL Dark won't mesh.

I said it wouldn't happen with Arrow/Flash (tho anyone with half a brain could tell you that) and I'm saying it now.

JoeMomma29 - 8/10/2014, 1:23 PM
Not to be a Debbie Downer but this dude might as well sell us the Brooklyn Bridge while he is at it........This movie is not going happen, and yeah I hope I am wrong but this is coming form the same guy who was promising us Hellboy 3.
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 1:24 PM
i could be wrong, but i don't believe del toro ever promised hellboy 3
Jollem - 8/10/2014, 1:26 PM
people like to give gdt a lot of flak. i think a lot of the smack talk is exaggerated and passed around in an echo chamber
BlackIceJoe - 8/10/2014, 1:27 PM
I personally don't want this to happen. This way there's more options on how to make the movie & tv show. Also if they use the tv version it won't be apart of the DCCU. I want to see the JLD having a team up with the main JL team down the road. Also as much as I liked the pilot of Constantine his name is said wrong in the show. They called him Constanteen instead of Constantine. John has said in the comics "Its tine as in fine". So it would be nice to have him being called by the right name instead.

Plus if they make JLD apart of Constantine it will be weird seeing the better effects in the movie. Then going back to the tvs way of doing things.
SniktBub - 8/10/2014, 1:33 PM
This will happen in like 2025. I lost interest last year
TheDudeRusty - 8/10/2014, 1:37 PM
@Jollem
You obviously can't take a joke and anyone who thinks you have to be a geek to enjoy CBMs is an imbecile.
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