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Time and time again, the we remark on the bizarre nature of internet speculation. There tend to be three possible fates for an online movie-related rumor: it can be confirmed, it can be ruled out as completely unfounded conjecture, or it can refer to something true that then falls apart before it is realized. I can't tell you how much I desperately hope the latter two categories do not apply to this story. It seems Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is testing so well that he has become a highly coveted commodity at Warner Brothers. They've already offered him the film version of 'V' and the sequel to 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'...both of which he turned down. Now it appears he is in talks to direct a massive collaboration of DC comic characters. No, not Justice League. Well, not exactly. It would be a team-up of some of the darker, supernatural characters in DC's arsenal. The lineup so far appears to include: Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon. Etrigan the Demon is also in the mix. While the project would not go into production anytime soon, it has been said that WB's lawyers have already begun working furious to clear the rights to these characters.
So basically, with a few roster changes, he's putting together Justice League Dark? Hell. Yes. My excitement for this project is uninfluenced by nostalgia for, or even deep knowledge of, any of these individual characters. I've read some great Swamp Thing stuff from Alan Moore and the New 52 introduced me to Deadman. Oh, and we had that decent enough Constantine movie a few years ago. Instead, what has me so jazzed about the potential of this project is the idea of an uber dark superhero team-up. Nothing against 'The Avengers,' I love the hell out of that movie, but I am chomping at the bit to see a collection of supernatural and, in some cases, pseudo-horror personalities having to band together to save the world. Now THAT'S a dangerous character dynamic. Plus, as much as I enjoyed the first Hellboy movie, I'd like to see del Toro have another crack at directing another superhero movie, and this sounds like precisely the right project for his fantastically nightmarish sensibilities. Now the big question, do we believe this is really in the works?
Well do you believe? Could you see it happening? Are you amped or apprehensive about this possible dark hero collaboration?
Source: Latino Review