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OdoWanKenobi January 8 2013 02:49 AM

Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Apparently, this is a thing that is actually happening :eek: :
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/...w-will-happen/

I mean, I don't want to get my hopes up, or anything. But this seems pretty legit. I never figured the Dark DC Universe would be anywhere near the top of the list of stuff to get rolling on screen.

Let the rampant speculation/fanboy gushing commence.

JD January 8 2013 02:58 AM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Cool. I'm not real familiar with these characters other than Zatanna, but I like the idea of getting stuff based on some of the less traditional areas of the comic universes.

theenglish January 8 2013 03:05 AM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
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JD wrote: (Post 7502545)
Cool. I'm not real familiar with these characters other than Zatanna, but I like the idea of getting stuff based on some of the less traditional areas of the comic universes.

It actually makes a lot of commercial sense. Magic and monsters is really popular. You would attract the comic book crowd without making a "super-hero" movie and isolating anybody still put off by costumes.

Hound of UIster January 8 2013 03:11 AM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Basically DC/WB's GotG.

Though I think Days of Vengeance with the Shadowpact would have worked better. Blue Devil was essentially Hellboy in that mini anyways.

edit: Though given his Swampy interest the most likely story would be Moore's Great Darkness Story.

Saga January 8 2013 05:01 AM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
isn't Guillermo also attached to half a dozen other projects as well? either way, i really enjoy Justice League Dark and the Vertigo stuff so i'd def watch a JLD film.

Captaindemotion January 8 2013 12:55 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 7503106)
isn't Guillermo also attached to half a dozen other projects as well?

He claims that he got a phone call asking if he'd be interested in doing Star Wars Episode VII but turned it down.

Starbreaker January 8 2013 03:14 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
I could see del Toro being a producer on this, but with Pinocchio, Crimson Peak, still wanting to do At the Mountains of Madness and Hellboy 3, I just don't see him directing this.

Icemizer January 8 2013 03:37 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
I would be interested to see where this would go. Lots of potential here, both good and bad.

scnj January 8 2013 03:45 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Fine, but get John Constantine right this time. British, sarcastic, middle aged. Maybe played by Jason Isaacs.

He might be a bit too old by now though.

Savage Dragon January 8 2013 06:23 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
They all seem like characters who'd be right up his alley. If they can pull off the visual look of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth it could be very cool.

Greg Cox January 8 2013 06:58 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Ohmigod, this sounds amazing. I've always loved the spookier side of the DC Universe.

Dibs on the novelization! :)

kirk55555 January 8 2013 07:59 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
If Zatanna is more like her pre reboot self, and not a magical stripper/Chriss Angel looking magician that they made her into with the JL Dark comic, I could be excited. I do like the Magical parts of the old DCU, and I always liked Zatanna (and Spectre, deadman, Madame Xanadu and others). If they go with more of a New 52 thing, I have no interest in it at all.

Greg Cox January 8 2013 09:20 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
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theenglish wrote: (Post 7502581)
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JD wrote: (Post 7502545)
Cool. I'm not real familiar with these characters other than Zatanna, but I like the idea of getting stuff based on some of the less traditional areas of the comic universes.

It actually makes a lot of commercial sense. Magic and monsters is really popular. You would attract the comic book crowd without making a "super-hero" movie and isolating anybody still put off by costumes.

As with BLADE way back when . . . .

I suspect the majority of viewers who saw BLADE didn't even know it was based on a comic book.

OdoWanKenobi January 8 2013 09:36 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
Considering the obscene amounts of money made by Avengers and The Dark Knight, I have to wonder if the costume thing is really a turn off for people now. It seems we've long past the point where superheroes are just something for nerds, and are now accepted into the mainstream pretty easily.

Captain Craig January 8 2013 09:53 PM

Re: Guillermo Del Toro's Justice League Dark?
 
This sounds like a good commercial move. As noted by theenglish magic and monster films have had recent success. WB look no farther than Harry Potter but Percy Jackson is also filming it's second movie and Hobbit back in the mix for monsters on film.

A JLD film using the right mix, on paper, sounds like a possible winner. The only character that sounds a bit forced for the group Del Toro mentioned is Swamp Thing. It may be that including him is a set-up for a spin off though!!

Another thing it does is avoid being seen as blatantly trying to ride the coat tails of Avengers, like JLA appears(can't blame them though). It also doesn't mirror X-Men. It's a team of magicians and other supernatural types with other angles to explore.

Don't know how "hot" the current JLD comic sells but I've enjoyed it and Constantine is the core of that title and now he's spinning out into his own title this Spring.


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