Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro caught the attention of many fans at the WonderCon convention where he was promoting his new highly-anticipated film, Pacific Rim. When asked about the developments of the Justice League film (currently titled Dark Universe), del Toro gave an update, saying that Constantine will be the protagonist in the film who recruits the other members of the DC Universe: Swamp Thing, the Demon, Deadman, the Spectre, and Zatanna. There is an unknown writer that he still has yet to announce, but believes "people are going to be happy with who we have chosen."
"On 'Justice League Dark,' or 'Dark Universe,' what we're doing is we finished the bible. Then we're going to start the screenplay with a writer we hope we can announce very soon. What I'm doing is the lead character that guides us through that is Constantine. Blonde. He is basically trying to recruit these guys. On Etrigan, I'm using the Jason Blood in the time of Merlin. We get to their origin through the story. We don't make the origin story at the top. We find it out as they each have mysteries to solve. Swamp Thing is at peace with who he is, but Deadman still needs to figure out who shot him. It's all woven in. When I was a kid, my two favorite characters in the whole DC Universe were Etrigan and Swamp Thing, so I'm in heaven."
In the meantime, the Justice League film has been pushed to the back burner until del Toro is done filming his horror film Crimson Peak. Pacific Rim is due in theaters July 17, 2013. ~E. Guevarra