The rumor mill is grinding with one of the juiciest stories for horror comic fans in recent memory. Word comes from Latino-Review that Guillermo del Toro is apparently in discussions with Warner Bros. to helm a film starring Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine, The Spectre, Phantom Strange, Etrigan and more! I imagine the film would take off from several of Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” issues that brought together all of these characters. No word yet as to whether it will be animated or live action. I haven’t been this excited for a comic book project since Nolan’s Batman Begins. Read on below.
It appears that the Hellboy director will be working on the DC Comics/Vertigo adaptation for Warner Bros. and it will be titled, Heaven Sent. The website mentioned that it will band together the most beloved supernatural characters from the DCU that don’t often get screen time including: Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, Sargon, and Etrigan the Demon, which is essentially the cast of Moore’s “Swamp Thing” #50 and “Swamp Thing Annual” #2. Two of the best crossover issues ever written in my opinion.
Warner lawyers are checking to make sure they have the rights to actually use each of these characters. Sure, it’s a few years away, but how can we not be excited?