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Guillermo Del Toro talks JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

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I don’t think there’s anyone here who isn’t keen on a Justice League movie. But I’m even more keen on a Justice League Dark movie from the Kaiju-obsessed mind of Guillermo Del Toro. All the supernatural heavyweights of the DC universe trading spells and hexes in one big film. Hell to the yes.

But Del Toro might find himself a tad more constrained with this kind of film, as anything DC related would have to follow certain rules and help create a larger universe to sit alongside other characters.

Speaking to Cinefilos.it via LCMG, Del Toro explained that while JLD was still in the concept phase of development hell, it was also being developed alongside several other properties.

We’re still on [Justice League Dark] and writing and hopefully it will happen, but there’s no developments that are new.  It’s still at Warners.  They are making plans for the entire DC Universe, all the superheroes, all the mythologies, and part of that is Justice League Dark.  They’re planning on TV, movies, all the media, so we have to fit within that plan.

With Man of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogy having already established a tone that WB wants to move forward in, it’s clear that they want to create a media empire similar to what Disney has going with Marvel right now. While Del Toro would have to make some concessions to his plans for the JLD film, I doubt he wouldn’t be able to get away with several signature elements, based on the more mature direction that WB has going.

But seeing the potential for Justice League movie teams to tangle? It may be a stretch in the long run, but it’s one hell of a great idea.

Last Updated: November 13, 2013


  1. If they do exist in the same continuity I’d prefer the supernatural being more in the shadows than interacting directly with the superheroes. They take care of stuff the others don’t even know about.


    • Captain GUZ

      November 13, 2013 at 09:36

      I get very confused with all the different versions and continuities.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 13, 2013 at 09:55

        Tell me about it. I was reading up on one of the characters on Wikipedia a while back & my eyes just glazed over when they started talking about all the different versions & numbered universes.


        • Kervyn Cloete

          November 13, 2013 at 10:21

          You shouldn’t worry too much about continuity. DC has rebooted their universe roughly every decade since way back in the day when they did the massive Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, and will probably keep doing that in the years to come. For somebody who is not a massive fan, keeping track of all of this most probably seems very daunting, but not even the most hardcore fans can make it all fit into place neatly, so we generally just don’t bother.

          There’s a reason why many comic book writers hate being beholden to continuity: It hampers your storytelling ability if you suddenly can’t do X because back in 1976, somebody said so. So forget about trying to squeeze every fact/event into a neat timeline, and just enjoy the story you’re currently reading as its own animal.

          And besides, the movie version – as all movie versions tend to do – will inevitably be its own thing as well, and not doing a direct 1:1 mapping to any particular version of the comic characters out there.


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 13, 2013 at 10:47

            I’m no stickler for details, I just like knowing more or less what’s going on with the characters. The last time I read comics regularly was when I was 10, which is like..um.. *cough* 11 *coughcough* years ago. And even then it was what I could get from the local book exchange – not following full story lines.

            I’ve always found it slightly funny when people get SO upset that a character isn’t lifted 1:1 from source material, because they’d never be able to live up to the images people have built up over the years.

  2. 2da9thpwr

    November 13, 2013 at 09:33

    So i might inadvertently see a Constantines movie


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