Guillermo del Toro in line to direct DC Comics super team-up movie

But it isn’t Justice League…

Guillermo del Toro has long hinted that he’d like to direct another comic-book adaptation, and with Warner Bros extremely impressed by his work on Pacific Rim, the studio has apparently invited him to take his pick from their roster of available studio projects.

However, del Toro has not opted for the seemingly obvious choice of helming Justice League, but has another comic-book adaptation in mind. One devised entirely by himself…

Del Toro’s idea is to combine a number of DC’s magical, monstrous and ghostly superhero properties into an all-new team-up movie, tentatively titled Heaven Sent.

The film would draw upon characters such as Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, The Spectre, Deadman, Phantom Stranger and many more to create a whole new property to rival both Justice League and The Avengers.

Naturally there are a whole heap of legal hurdles to be overcome before this can become a reality, but Warner Bros reportedly has its lawyers attempting to disentangle the various rights agreements to work out whether such a project would be possible.

Whether it comes to pass or not, it’s certainly one of the more original approaches to a comic-book license in recent years, and would be a great way of giving some under-used characters some welcome exposure. Over to you, Warner…

Does Del Toro's idea sound like a good one? Tell us, below!


    • CaptainCrazy

      Nov 2nd 2012, 13:26

      Del Toro better include Etrigan in the line-up. I would love to see his interpretation of a spectacularly underused yet brilliant character.

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    • FBALeal

      Nov 2nd 2012, 14:10

      Brilliant. And kudos to WB to even be willing to give it a try!

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    • FBSDeMorgan

      Nov 2nd 2012, 14:17

      Any day that involves news of a new Del Toro film is a good day.

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    • davebe

      Nov 2nd 2012, 14:29

      Sweet! I look forward to Del Toro spending a couple of years in pre-production only for WB to say the characters aren't familiar enough with audiences and then end up with nothing.

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    • LSJShez

      Nov 2nd 2012, 19:01

      What a f****ing guy! I'd put up with his bear hugs and nipple twisters, just to sit and listen to him lay out his plans for it.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 3rd 2012, 22:40

      I'd rather just have GDT direct a Dr Strange movie.

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    • Lampost

      Nov 3rd 2012, 22:52

      I'd prefer Hellboy 3, couldn't he put a few of those magical/monster characters in that? But whatever he chooses I'm sure will be great, he has yet to dissapoint me.

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    • flashfanatic1

      Nov 5th 2012, 11:01

      Sounds a little bit like DCs Justice League Dark comic though anything with Constantine 7 I'm there please though lets have him as the loveable, cheating British Scumbag that we've all grown to love?

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