It’s official. Guillermo Del Toro is writing the outline to a movie that will feature many of DC’s most popular supernatural characters, entitled DARK UNIVERSE. The roster is said to include Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, and father/daughter combo Zatara and Zatanna, similar to the lineup in the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK comic series. This already sounds better than JUSTICE LEAGUE.
“I’m working on it…I’m writing the outline and we’re already in talks with a writer. A very, very good writer. People are probably going to be happy with who we have chosen. He accepted. I’ve been courting this writer, who I think is the perfect guy for this job. We’re doing it. Hopefully it will happen.”
“The movement for this happened before [The Avengers]…They were already galvanized to launch ‘Justice League’ and they were galvanized to make their universe cohesive… They are really, really, with ‘Superman’, very, very confident with what they have. They are now feeling they have two pillars. Batman and Superman… There’s a foundation that now they can build on.”
The perfect writer for the screenplay is under much debate. I know who I want it to be: Neil Gaiman. Make it happen. MAN OF STEEL comes out June 14th, while JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a 2015 release. Who knows when DARK UNIVERSE will come.