Guillermo del Toro's 'Dark Universe' Separate From Other DC Universes
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.25.2014
For now anyway...
Guillermo del Toro spoke with SHH about his upcoming "Dark Universe" film, which will look at the darker elements of the DC Universe. Check out the highlights:
On the film's status: "I'm still working on it. Sandman doesn't figure in the Dark Universe. We have Deadman, we have the Demon, we have Swamp Thing, we have Zatana, we have Constantine, but DC and Warners have been very clear that they are trying to keep those properties separate so when the time comes they can unite them, once they know they're quantifiable. Batman, Superman, Green Lantern… everyone eventually will come together. Right now, they're allowing us independence."
On if the film has continuity with the Constantine show: "No, I had that conversation when the Constantine show was pitched. I said, ‘Do I have to have continuity with that?' and they said, ‘No, feel free to continue the way you're going."
On which character he's most excited about: "Swamp Thing for me is my favorite superhero of all times. I always like the monsters."