Guillermo Del Toro has recently taken time out of his busy schedule in order to provide a much-needed update on the status of his upcoming super-team project, Justice League Dark, which features some of DC’s more magic-and-sorcery-oriented characters.
“The route we’re going is Constantine is our lead,” says del Toro. “Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and we’re trying to be true to the origins of the characters.”
“I’m literally playing with two of my oldest and most favorite characters in my life – Swamp Thing and Etrigan,” gushes del Toro. “These were the guys I was drawing with crayons when I was a kid.”
“I cannot tell you how happy I am, but I am finishing my bible, and then I deliver that bible, which is about 45 pages, to Warner, and we have a screenwriter that we like and that we talk to, but he is writing his own movie right now and is thinking about it. But I am going to try to wait for him.”
Del Toro was secretive about the identity of the screenwriter, though. So we’re guessing it’s someone really popular right now:
“I won’t say who it is,” he says coyly. “I’m not allowed. But we’re waiting, and when the right time comes, hopefully that writer will take over, and then we’ll see if it’s directed by me or someone else and I’ll just produce. I don’t know.”