Guillermo del Toro moving forward with DC COMICS MOVIE featuring Swamp Thing and Constantine.

Oh, Gilly. This is one of the things you’re doing instead of Episode VII? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I think this is pretty cool. Actually, sort of really fucking awesome. And yet, I can’t help but wish it was lower on your hierarchy of worthwhile projects. Or Star Wars was higher. Eh. Whatever!


Not long ago word came down that Guillermo del Toro is working to produce a film,originally referred to as Heaven Sent and now tentatively called Dark Universe, that will feature supernatural DC Comics characters such as Swamp Thing and John Constantine. We didn’t know much about the movie at the time, but now in a new interview del Toro talks about finally hiring a writer — who he refuses to name — and giving some more details about the potential character roster of the film. Fans of the Vertigo line from DC might be very happy with this one.

In the video interview below, del Toro talks up the writer he’s been courting for some time, and says “right now the working title is Dark Universe.”

Asked about his favorite character in the potential roster for the film, he runs down a lot of names, confirming many likely inclusions:

Swamp Thing, for me is a rock star. The Demon, Etrigan, is amazing. And then you go to Constantine, who I thought is an amazing creation — and I want to do the Constantine of the comics. Deadman is really a lot of work, but a lot of fun. [The Spectre is in,] yes…

Asked to elaborate about the full roster, he says “I can’t say, because then you’ll know the plot a little bit,” but does mention/confirm Zatanna as well as the characters mentioned above.