Hell yes! A while back we reported that del Toro was involved with some kind of supernatural DC flick, and now he’s confirmed suspicions and listed some characters that would be involved in the production. The project is tentatively titled Dark Universe.
In the interview with IGN, del Toro says, “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…”
Still not much is known about the film. There is currently no script written and the film is not greenlit, so who knows when/if this will take off. Regardless, color me stoked. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Sadly this is the last solo book we will see of Deadman for, what will likely be, an extended period of time. Issue #5 raps up Jenkins’ run on Boston Brand, and next month the series heads off in a more Kirby-esque direction with Challengers of the Unknown. This has been an incredibly entertaining arc, but it’s not the end of the red dead ghoul. I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Check the preview below and bask in that metafictional glory!
Deadman is slowly making his way back in the spotlight thanks to DC Universe Presents and Justice League Dark. While we already knew that the focus on Deadman in DCUP would be short-lived, the series will now see a complete switch in the creative team, for better or for worse. Issue 5 will, sadly, be the end for Deadman, Jenkins, and Chang. Issue 6 will usher in the completely new creative team of Dan DiDio (O.M.A.C.) and Jerry Ordway. This second arc will bring Challengers of the Unknown into the new DCU. Read on for the skinny…
Original set up at Warner Bros. Pictures with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct, the DC Comics adaptation of Deadman is now head to the small screen.
With “Smallville” ending its 10-season run this past May, the CW has made launching a new superhero franchise based on a DC property a priority. The network’s first effort this development season is “Deadman,” a drama based on the DC Comics books by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino, which will be written and executive produced by “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke, reports Deadline.
“ ‘Deadman’ is the ghost of a murdered circus acrobat, Boston Brand, who has the power to possess the living in order to seek out his killer, as well as to help the innocent.” It is produced by Warner Bros. TV, which handles the mining of the DC catalog for TV series.