Guillermo Del Toro Has Been Invited To Direct ‘Arrow’

File photo of Guillermo Del Toro in Beverly Hills

He’s been associated with the DC universe ever since he first talked about adapting Justice League Dark into a film called Dark Universe. While Guillermo Del Toro won’t be directing the script he wrote for that particular project, the man who made the likes of Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak might be directing something in the DC universe.

Del Toro recently teamed up with Marc Guggenheim, a showrunner on Arrow, to direct animated series Trollhunters. Guggenheim is currently present at New York Comic Con, where he was asked by comicbook.com about the possibility of him directing an episode of Arrow. And apparently, the idea is almost a reality according to Guggenheim.

“I’d be lying if I said I never broached the topic with him. He’s so busy and he is filming right now actually up in Toronto. He’s got a standing invitation.”

Del Toro wouldn’t be the first movie director to take on an episode set in the Arrowverse, with Kevin Smith directing an episode of The Flash last year. Smith is also returning to direct an episode of The Flash‘s third season, as well as an episode of Supergirl season 2.

Arrow airs on the CW every wednesday, while Trollhunters is scheduled to begin airing later this year.

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  • Monty

    Man, put him on The Flash and give him a three episode story arc with Grodd.

  • Buzz

    A better fit would be something like Constantine..or (ahem) JLD

    • Kevin Murphy

      Um, who’s to say Matt Ryan won’t be in that episode?

  • Marquis de Sade

    Well since his theatrical releases of late has been DOO DOO (box office-wise) of late, he might as well take Berlanti’s offer in order to get his mojo back…and hopefully learn to start makin’ movies folks actually wants to see.

    • Monty

      Here’s a website you can use so you don’t have to use baby words like “DOO DOO.” Given your taste in films, it’s no wonder you speak like a two year old. http://www.thesaurus.com/

      • Marquis de Sade

        Oh you’re so sexy when you be gettin’ yo’ ELITIST on, Monty.

        • Monty

          I’ll translate this to baby talk so you can understand: “AAAWWWW, did babee get deh feewings hewrt?

          • Marquis de Sade

            Awww, is Monty-boo projectin’, cuz he be frustrated?

          • Monty

            Frustrated? By what? By your intellectual ballet? By your intellectual plate spinning? What have you done to frustrate me? Do I need to post the thesaurus link again?

          • Monty

            I’m waiting a really long time for this reply. Take all the time you need.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Well you did (erroneously) infer that my feelings was hurt, which can only be deduced as an act of projecting brought on by frustration, dear Monty.

          • Monty

            Yeah, so none of what you have said is nearly, remotely defined as frustration. I will admit that I’ve been referring the wrong book. http://www.merriam-webster.com/

          • Monty

            So my joke is good enough to steal?