While it's become clear that Warner Bros. and DC plan to keep their cinematic universe and their TV universe separated in terms of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League bringing in and sharing characters and actors from hit shows such as The CW's Arrow and The Flash, Guillermo del Toro may be taking a different approach with his Justice League Dark, also referred to as Dark Universe.
Guillermo del Toro revealed to IGN that the movie is currently in the scripting stage, and surprisingly, the director and Warner Bros. are continuing to see eye-to-eye on what the movie should be.
Dark Universe will feature John Constantine, who is getting his own series on NBC this fall, as he battles evil forces alongside other popular DC Comics characters such as Swamp Thing, Deadman, Shade, Madame Xanadu, Zatanna. According to Guillermo del Toro, it's entirely possible that Matt Ryan, who plays John Constantine in the TV show, could appear as one of the stars of his upcoming movie.
This is what he had to say, after being asked if Warner Bros. and DC planned to keep the cinematic side of things separate from their TV series, and whether or not The Spectre will also show up:
""I would love to have The Spectre in it, because he's one of the most...Absolutely, beyond moral characters in this universe and he does crazy things...But, I'm happy with...They're doing that with Constantine. What I made clear to them is that the TV series will not affect the movie and they said that's okay. They said you can have independence. Now, if we see the TV series and we can mesh with it or cast the same actor depending on where the movie is going, I would be happy to consider that."
Guillermo del Toro went onto list the characters he'd like to see appear in the movie:
"Etrigan the Demon, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Constantine, The Floronic Man, and many, many others."
This does not serve as confirmation that Guillermo del Toro will decide to crossover the TV and Movie universes, but he sounds more open to it than others have in the past. What do you think? Should DC and Warner Bros. continue to keep their small screen and big screen worlds miles apart?