Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Covers Are Here
The Ultrinos are mutating...
Amr Waked Heads For Geostorm
Lucy co-star onboard Gerard Butler thriller
Julianne Moore And Eddie Redmayne Win At The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Birdman nabs ensemble
Quentin Tarantino Adds Three To The Hateful Eight
As shooting starts... Probably literally.
Kaya Scodelario May Set Sail For Pirates 5
UPDATE: Jerry Bruckheimer reveals she's on board
Warner Bros. Aims For The Jetsons Again
The latest attempt is animated
New Westworld Image Arrives
And Jonah Nolan talks his plans for the series
Luke Evans Officially Off The Crow Reboot
He's left the nest
Knock Knock Teaser Trailer Online
Keanu Reeves shouldn't answer the door...
American Sniper Still Atop US Box Office
While Mortdecai flops badly
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 January 2015
First Teaser For The Strain Season 2
Evil is spreading...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Puss In Boots (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Del Toro Talks Dark DC Movie
'We're discussing Heaven Sent'

12 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MTV

submit to reddit

The Swamp Thing

With the bulging box of projects he either has in development to make himself, or that he’s producing / consulting on, there’s a seemingly endless flow of possibilities in front of Guillermo del Toro. Recently, the workhorse writer / director / mischief maker was the focus of rumours about something called Heaven Sent, described as a dark take on the DC Universe’s Justice League featuring characters such as Swamp Thing and Constantine. Earlier reports were denied, but now he tells MTV that he’s discussing the idea.

From his tone, it definitely sounds like it’s more wish fulfilment than active development. “I've been discussing with the fans and I've been very, very open about how much Swamp Thing was key when I was a kid. Comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the newsstand on my bicycle and I would get Swamp Thing every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby's Demon. I love Constantine and all that. You know, I've been pursuing doing something with them for many, many years. Hopefully it'll come to pass. But we are still just discussing."

He also explains why he seemed to shoot down the rumours: he was being asked about work on the actual Justice League film (Superman Batman, Wonder Woman etc.) that Warner Bros. wants in cinemas by 2015. He’s definitely not involved with that. Yet.

GDT's next, monster-mash action adventure epic Pacific Rim, is set to hit our screens on July 12.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

21 & Over Trailer Parties Hard Online
The Hangover writers go to college
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Heaven sent
Could be great, could be awful. Would this still have Keanu as Constantine? Because that WAS awful and nothing like the comic books, very difficult to translate without being just silly I think, but GDT did well on Hellboy so open mind.. More

Posted by Simon124 at 10:22 on 13 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: If WB managed to get GDT for...
Sounds a bit like Justice League Dark with just a few team changes. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:16 on 13 November 2012 | Report This Post

If WB managed to get GDT for...
the ACTUAL Justice League movie ALL doubts I have about their approach/strategy would evaporate. But we'll see, Justice League Dark could be cool too. More

Posted by partybee at 07:53 on 13 November 2012 | Report This Post

HB3
A GDT Swamp Thing sounds great and all but I really want Hellboy 3. and while we're at it, can somebody please resurrect "The Shadow" and get Raimi to direct. The fans deserve a Hellboy Trilogy and Raimi deserves his shot at The Shadow after 23 years More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 22:47 on 12 November 2012 | Report This Post

cool!
This sounds great! Although 'sounds' as GDT has fingers in so many pies!! Something dark with Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, Spectre and Zatanna along the lines of the horror that Alan Moore brought to the Swamp Thing 'American Gothic' storyline would be great. More

Posted by UncleMonkeyTrousers at 21:54 on 12 November 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)