Guillermo Del Toro Hires Mystery Writer for DC Comics' Dark Universe
Last month, Guillermo del Toro confirmed he is working on a DC Comics ensemble project entitled Dark Universe, that brings characters such as Swamp Thing, Jason Blood, John Constantine, Deadman, Demon Etrigan, and many more together. The filmmaker revealed that he is about to pitch his take to Warner Bros. and DC, along with a mystery writer he would not reveal the identity of.
"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. 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. 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 article also refers to the project as Justice League Dark, although that title has not been confirmed. Our previous story also mentioned heroes such as Zatanna, Zatara, and The Spectre. No production schedule has been given, but hopefully this gets the green light very soon.