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Del Toro talks Justice League Dark movie plans

February 28th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Guillermo Del Toro is a busy, busy man. Anyone who can turn down Star Wars because they’re too busy is the very definition of ‘flat to the matt’.

Well, it looks like he’s been talking about his take on the Justice League Dark movie adaptation he’s hoping to get off the ground – ironic since the actual Justice League movie is on its back again.

While out doing the press circuit for Mama, he got chatting about the project: “I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart.”

“I’d love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight…. I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, the Alex Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.”

This sounds like just the antidote to all the superheroics going on at the minute. Don’t get me wrong, we love us some superheroics, but this sounds like a cracking idea…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….