Guillermo del Toro has been discussing his work on the upcoming DC Comic’s Justice League Dark movie.
Del Toro revealed that they are currently hard at work on pre-production for movie, and he has stated that it is moving along very well. He also revealed which characters he wants the film to revolve around.
The director stated, “I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.”
Del Toro also said, “It’s going really really well. It’s like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart.”
“I’d love to use the origins that are proper to each character,” added the filmmaker. “I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight … I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, the Alex Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.”
The Justice League Dark DC Comics series features characters which are more supernatural than the previous Justice League novels. The series was launched in September 2011 and is written by Peter Milligan and Jeff Lemire, and the artist has been Mikel Janin.