Guillermo del Toro offered a few details about his in-development DC Universe project, Dark Universe, which also may be renamed Justice League Dark. The film will follow John Constantine, who Del Toro promises will be blond this time as its protagonist, and will include the previously-announced Swamp Thing, the Demon, Deadman, the Spectre and Zatanna as well. It’s great to hear that Guillmero shows such interest in the book and the characters that he’s willing to give us the characters that we see in the books and how we see them.
The film’s through-line will feature Jason Blood’s history with Merlin and the Knights of King Arthur, bringing a threat to present day. Del Toro stressed that he didn’t want any of the heroes’ origins to be delivered up front and, instead, will be explored throughout the film. And he says, “Swamp Thing is at peace with who he is,” says Del Toro, “but Deadman is still trying to find out who shot him.”
And stay tuned!