Guillermo del Toro opened up about his scrapped Justice League Dark film and why he is interested in that side of the DC Universe.
Guillermo del Toro is always developing a number of projects, and one was a Justice League Dark film for Warner Bros. and DC. Other directors like Doug Liman have also tried to bring Justice League Dark to the big screen, but have failed.
DC Universe has most recently brought Swamp Thing to their streaming service, however the show was notoriously canceled after one season. There are rumors that a Swamp Thing movie could happen, however, nothing has been confirmed. John Constantine is another Justice League Dark character who has had trouble in live-action. At San Diego Comic Con, Guillermo del Toro spoke to ComicBook.com about his Justice Leauge Dark film and talked about his love for those characters:
“Well, I co-wrote a whole screenplay on Justice League Dark for Warner Bros., so that’s your answer. I love Deadman, I love Demon, I love Swamp Thing…Zatanna. That’s a universe, is one thing. I’m very attracted to that side of the DC Universe.”
Guillermo del Toro has tackled numerous comic book films like Hellboy and Blade II, but the Academy Award-winning director has no interest in a superhero film:
“But I’m not a superhero guy. For me to like a superhero, the superhero needs to be a monster. I’m not into those things, I’ve never been. I’m always in favor of monster narratives. That’s what I like. Or, I love noir. I love police, crime dramas. I love science fiction.”
Do you think a Justice League Dark movie will ever get made? Do you think Guillermo del Toro will direct another comic book movie? Do you think Guillermo del Toro could possibly direct the rumored Swamp Thing film? Comment below!
Here is the synopsis for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing:
SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz, Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, Jennifer Beals as an original character created for the series, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue, Ian Ziering as Blue Devil, and Derek Mears as the titular creature.
Swamp Thing is now available exclusively on DC Universe.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.