Rumors that resounded last week about del Toro’s possible film with DC featuring heroes like Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, and The Demon, and the director has just confirmed he is “discussing” such as an option with Warner Bros. Many immediately dismissed the rumor as fluff, but del Toro clarifies that he was denying his involvement with a “Justice League” movie saying, “but this I would love to do.” See below for del Toro’s full statement about the “Justice League Dark” style film.
del Toro stated, “When somebody asked me about Justice League … I’m not involved in Justice League. I am discussing … I’ve been discussing with the fans and I’ve been very, very open about how much Swamp Thing was key when I was a kid. Comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the newsstand on my bicycle and I would get Swamp Thing every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby’s Demon. I love Constantine and all that. You know, I’ve been pursuing doing something with them for many, many years. Hopefully it’ll come to pass. But we are still just discussing.”
Of course, this does not mean it will happen, as we all know how excited del Toro gets about projects that often fall through. DC doesn’t seem keen on making any new films for a few years, and one with B-list characters might not be their first choice. Then again, with Constantine moving out of Vertigo and into the DCU, perhaps they are testing his popularity. Time will tell.