WonderCon '13: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Adaptation Update From Guillermo del Toro

WonderCon '13: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Adaptation Update From Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro updates the Justice League Dark adaptation once titled Heaven Sent now going by Dark Universe at WonderCon 2013. The director says John Constantine will be the lead character.

-Constantine will be the lead character in Dark Universe.
-Yes, he will be blond.
-Swamp Thing will have found peace.
-Deadman will be searching for the man who shot him.
-del Toro is looking to DC comic books Demon Knights and Merlin.
-Jason Blood (Etrigan the Demon) will be a knight of Camelot.
-del Toro has written the writer's bible for the film but not the script.
-He'll be focusing on Crimson Peak first then Dark Universe.

Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of DC Comics' Justice League Dark was first revealed back in November by Latino Review. Del Toro has admitted that he's currently in talks with an as-yet-unnamed screenwriter to pen the script but the deal hasn't closed yet and that the film, technically hasn't received the green light from Warner Bros...yet. Del Toro has previously confirmed that we'll be seeing the likes of Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Deadman, Etrigan, Specter, Zatana and Zatara in the film while Sargon the Great and Phantom Stranger have also been mentioned in various reports.

Guillermo del Toro Talks HEAVEN SENT, DOCTOR STRANGE, PACIFIC RIM And Why He Gets Attached To So Many Projects

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LucasMend - 3/30/2013, 12:29 PM
Get Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Ewan Mcgregor for Constantine!
JatevinM - 3/30/2013, 12:31 PM
He seems really passionate about this and I really hope it comes to fruition. I can't wait to see Zatanna and Etrigan most of all.
TheManFromMars - 3/30/2013, 12:34 PM
Coming to a theater near you in 2073!
TonyChu - 3/30/2013, 12:50 PM
Can't wait for this movie!
Hellsing - 3/30/2013, 12:50 PM
[frick] JLA I'd rather see this, and what better way for WB to differentiate there superhero mash-up by going in totally different direction rather just being "dark" and "gritty" the JLA. Paul Bettany for Constantine FTW. Although I have to agree with the amount of shit Del Toro has on his schedule we probably won't get this until 2073 plus kind of financial risk and we know studios hate taking risks. Especially after the financial flop that was Green Lantern.
jimoakley666 - 3/30/2013, 12:51 PM
...and British!?
exodus147 - 3/30/2013, 12:55 PM
Can't wait to see what Keanu Reeves looks like as a blonde.
billytwohats - 3/30/2013, 12:55 PM
I hope he keeps his scouse accent
siggisuperman - 3/30/2013, 12:56 PM
Gullermo Del Toro is a great guy but sometimes jumps the gun on his announcements. His films are terrific though and I would love to see this one day
Thegeekygurl - 3/30/2013, 1:00 PM
Whiles its cool to have those guys in a team, its not cool to call them JL Dark. Thats as cornball as Baywatch Nights.

Surely someone at DC can think of better names than that.
exodus147 - 3/30/2013, 1:01 PM
Earz, sorry that joke wasn't obvious enough for you and no I'm not high and I'm a little pissed about it.
mrHJK - 3/30/2013, 1:02 PM
Constaintine, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Spectre, Swamp Thing are who I'm most excited about. Let's throw in the question (maybe pandora?)
I may be more excited about this than regular JLA
WorstUserNameEver - 3/30/2013, 1:02 PM
Would be amazing but I'll believe it when I see it.
Craterus - 3/30/2013, 1:03 PM
While I do like Del Toro and I like the idea of this movie, I have no faith in him. He makes too many announcements and then takes forever on getting them done. He's like a teenage girl that can't make up her mind. Heck, I'm still waiting for his Haunted Mansion reboot.
ForeverPowerful - 3/30/2013, 1:04 PM
Sweet, cant wait for this. Doug Jones for Deadman!
HellsHammer - 3/30/2013, 1:13 PM
Hell [frick]ing yes! I want Swamp Thing and Etrigan on the big screen so bad! Finally a proper Constantine!
sameoldthing - 3/30/2013, 1:13 PM
Very odd that those characters would get a film but perhaps WB wants to go non-superhero but still use comic related content.

Use only Constantine,Etrigan,Swamp Thing & Zatanna so they get fair screen time.
Sequel can use Deadman,The Specter & Blue Devil perhaps..only wish it was original version & not New 52 one.

Del Toro is a perfect fit for the project,hope it happens.
RorMachine - 3/30/2013, 1:13 PM
Holy shit..this is really happening!
ricko8687 - 3/30/2013, 1:14 PM
If pacific rim is a hit del toro will more than likely do the sequel
r4dagast - 3/30/2013, 1:18 PM
As much as I love this idea. I'm not going to get my hopes up. It's probly never happening.
thewonderer - 3/30/2013, 1:20 PM
Imadick, calls Del Toros previous work shit, expresses excitement for future Del Toro work.

AlexDeLarge87 - 3/30/2013, 1:22 PM
Hope this film happens.

Guy Pearce as Constantine
Paul Bettany as Deadman
Richard Armitage as Etrigan
Derek Mears as Swamp Thing
ReeferInferno - 3/30/2013, 1:23 PM
wait, this isn't to do with superman batman justice league? i'm confused...
PapaEmeritus - 3/30/2013, 1:27 PM
Damn, this is gonna be so good! Thank you so much mr Del Toro, thank you.
MutantEquality - 3/30/2013, 1:28 PM
I love every single thing about this. Love Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and just everything. Expecting big things. I believe.
TonyChu - 3/30/2013, 1:31 PM
Jude Law as Constatine!!
AC1 - 3/30/2013, 1:33 PM
Now this is something I like the idea of. I still think DC shouldn't bother with the Justice League for a while, but I can totally get behind this Justice League Dark adaptation. Like a darker, more supernatural oriented team... could be something special, and seems small scale enough that it'll be made in the mind-set of less than a blockbuster, more of a well written story.
Hellsing - 3/30/2013, 1:40 PM
What an Aussie playing Constantine [frick] no thats like having an Brit play Cap. BLASPHEMY!! I'm joking I like the idea of Guy Pearce as Constantine I can get behind personal choice is Paul Bettany with out a doubt. He better sound like a scouse I don't care how hard it is for the rest of the world to understand but he better have that accent, I don't want him sounding like Ed Millaband or David Cameron(posh wankers)
Hellsing - 3/30/2013, 1:41 PM
I don't think any ones confirmed that the title of the movie is Justice League Dark, hell the movie doesn't even have a script yet.
SkaarJones - 3/30/2013, 1:55 PM
I have been waiting forever for a Constantine sequel. I loved that movie.
beyond2099 - 3/30/2013, 2:11 PM
hope sting will be cast as Constantine, as sting was the visual inspiration for him in the old swamp thing comics
MarkJulian - 3/30/2013, 2:12 PM
For the record, Justice League Dark is the name of the DC Comic book where all these characters team up, hence the term "Justice League Dark adaptation". The working title is "Dark Universe" as specified in the article.
JatevinM - 3/30/2013, 2:21 PM
Jude Law as Constantine and John Slattery as the Phantom Stranger. Cast someone like Monica Belluci as Pandora. I can see Jason Isaacs as Jason Blood, Rachel Weisz for Zatanna, and Luke Goss or Doug Jones for Deadman.
DukeAcureds - 3/30/2013, 2:24 PM
Levi@ Third? You're slacking.
This project excites me so much that my nipples shoot pink cum in psychadelic spirals all over my laptop.
DukeAcureds - 3/30/2013, 2:24 PM
Clive Owen for Constantine.
TheAbomination - 3/30/2013, 2:27 PM
So this is still happening? Sweet.
DukeAcureds - 3/30/2013, 2:30 PM
JatevinM@ Monica Belluci as Pandora. I like that.
Does anybody else think that they should start cameoing Pandora in the new slate of DC movies, as the connective tissue?
Pandora in the background of Man of Steel would be so bloody perfect.
SaxoWolf - 3/30/2013, 2:36 PM
Del Toro rulez

JatevinM - 3/30/2013, 2:40 PM
DukeAcureds@ I could see that and I think it would be really cool but I also think it would be really good to use Amanda Waller as the Nick Fury type character for the Justice League. I'd cast Monique as Amanda Waller and have her appear to Batman and recruit him to help gather the other heroes that seem to be popping up.
DukeAcureds - 3/30/2013, 2:45 PM
That would also be cool.
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