Guillermo del Toro Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK And Connections To DCU/DCTV Projects

Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro reveals that he's still working on Justice League Dark/Dark Universe and reveals that Warner Bros. are keeping their properties separate before bringing them together. What does this mean for Constantine? Read on for details...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/25/2014
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We'll hopefully learn a lot more about Warner Bros.' plans for the DC Cinematic Universe at their panel tomorrow, but for now, Guillermo del Toro (who will soon start work on Pacific Rim 2) has offered an update on Dark Universe. "I'm still working on it," he told Superhero Hype at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. "Sandman doesn’t figure in the Dark Universe. We have Deadman, we have the Demon, we have Swamp Thing, we have Zatana, we have Constantine, but DC and Warners have been very clear that they are trying to keep those properties separate so when the time comes they can unite them, once they know they’re quantifiable. Batman, Superman, Green Lantern… everyone eventually will come together. Right now, they’re allowing us independence." Wait a second! Does that mean that each of the upcoming DC Comics movies will be set in their own universe? It kind of makes sense that they would take that approach. After all, had Green Lantern been shown to take place in the same world as The Dark Knight or Man of Steel, Warner Bros. would not be forced to try and retcon that movie out of existence as Marvel did to some extent with The Incredible Hulk. In truth, del Toro probably isn't in the loop to their goings on though, so maybe it's best to not read too much into that. 

The site then went on to ask the director how NBC's Constantine series has impacted his plans for the movie. Well, just as we've been told that Gotham isn't a prequel to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and neither Arrow or The Flash will be joining the Justice League, it sounds as if that series will also be its own thing.

"I had that conversation when the Constantine show was pitched. I said, ‘Do I have to have continuity with that?’ and they said, ‘No, feel free to continue the way you’re going."

What do you guys think about these comments? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on del Toro's latest Justice League Dark/Dark Universe update in the usual place!
Source: Superhero Hype
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TheAbaryMan369 - 7/25/2014, 1:47 PM
I doubt he'll ever do it.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/25/2014, 1:52 PM
i dont think it will ever happen but i would love if it did..i love the supernatural and mystic side of both dc and marvel
BigMikeReviews - 7/25/2014, 1:52 PM
He is a flakey filmmaker, I won't believe it until I am in theatres watching it.
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 1:52 PM
With Hellboy out of the question, here's how I see Del Toro's film schedule shaping up

2015 - Crimson Peak

2017 - Pacific Rim 2

2019 - Dark Universe

This assumes that by 'working on' Dark Universe he means that there is actual progress being made on it. Of course, he could announce 7 new projects tomorrow, but for now this is how I see it

Obviously, JL is coming either 2017 or 2018, and there's no way they come out with JL Dark before JL, even if they brand it as 'Dark Universe', which when you think about it would be a HUGE missed opportunity as far as cross marketing goes
huckfinnisher - 7/25/2014, 1:52 PM
@TheAbaryMan369 seriously. Either do it or quit teasing.
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:52 PM
Yeah...we've been fed this bullshit for what? 4 years now?
MrBlackjack - 7/25/2014, 1:53 PM
"I'm still working on it"

Brainiac13 - 7/25/2014, 1:53 PM
Yes he will. ;)
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 1:53 PM
Yea, that's the problem with Del Toro

There's just as much chance that he'll do it as there is that he'll never do it. And you'll never know based on how he talks about it
Brainiac13 - 7/25/2014, 1:54 PM
Just give him more time......another four years.... ;)
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:54 PM
I'll sober up before this comes to fruition.
SuperCat - 7/25/2014, 1:54 PM
@ Abary

Was thinking the same think. Don't think it will happen.
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:54 PM
LOL...Brainy's ever the optimist.
SuperCat - 7/25/2014, 1:55 PM
Pasto - 7/25/2014, 1:55 PM
He ain't gonna do a damnt thing.
blackandyellow - 7/25/2014, 1:56 PM
Shazam is a perfect segue into DC's mystic side, but GDT will never get around to this.
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:56 PM
Check out McGee mackin' the ladies at Comic Con!

ProfessorX - 7/25/2014, 1:57 PM
Wtf are you talking about? Marvel didn't retcon The Incredible Hulk...
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:57 PM
On that note...adios, jerkfaces!
Bar time!
Have a good weekend!
Gusto - 7/25/2014, 1:58 PM
Bar time for me I meant.
Not B&Y though.
Ohhhh...too soon?
yossarian - 7/25/2014, 1:59 PM
I am starving!
KingNTheKong - 7/25/2014, 1:59 PM
Tyler Perry should be directing the REAL Justice League Dark!!!

JoeMomma29 - 7/25/2014, 2:01 PM
LOL! He is so full of shit, it sounds like he I talking out if his ass just like dragging on the notion that Hellboy 3 was still in the works!
blackandyellow - 7/25/2014, 2:04 PM
Way too soon you old prick!
EzioKenway1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:06 PM
Sipprelle-maybe later in the day,its still like 2 o clockin san diego so we will see
blackandyellow - 7/25/2014, 2:06 PM
yoss, I've heard that blue waffles are delicious. Do a quick google image search.
Supes17 - 7/25/2014, 2:08 PM
The fact that the film has Justice League in the title will be enough to confuse the hell out of all the non nerds
Kingpin - 7/25/2014, 2:10 PM
I hope he doesn't do the movie. I'd rather have somebody that knows what they're doing helm the movie instead of this prat.
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 2:10 PM

You may have to educate me here

Marvel made at least 4 direct references to The Incredible Hulk and included footage from it

How did they retcon it?
dethpillow - 7/25/2014, 2:12 PM
I like the idea of movies not being tied to continuity.

I mean there's no reason you can't have both.

EzioKenway1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:16 PM
dethpillow - 7/25/2014, 2:17 PM
i wonder what he means by "quantifiable" there...

that word usually means able to be expressed in number, in quantity.
once they know how many they have?
yossarian - 7/25/2014, 2:19 PM

yossarian - 7/25/2014, 2:19 PM
@deth - It means once they know they can make money off each individual.
Jollem - 7/25/2014, 2:20 PM
can not wait

dethpillow - 7/25/2014, 2:23 PM
Guillermo Del Toro is really an exception I think tho.

he's got a lot to offer for a comic book movie. how could he possibly be making the movie now anyways?
McGee - 7/25/2014, 2:24 PM
I would gladly trade places with that fat guy if it meant that I could be at Comic-Co....IS THAT BANESMASH!!!??
BlackIceJoe - 7/25/2014, 2:24 PM
I really want to see Justice League Dark being one of the 2019 movies. If I'm not mistaken Sandman has worked with John in the past. I'm talking about the Justice Society Sandman not the Sandman from Vertigo comics. I really hope when this movie is made Dr. Fate will be in it too.
dethpillow - 7/25/2014, 2:24 PM
@yoss - oh ok, cool. i've never heard that before.
McGee - 7/25/2014, 2:25 PM
As long as I see Swamp Thing do his thaaaang, I'll be happy.
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