Guillermo del Toro

At the movies, Marvel is currently kicking DC’s ass. Yes Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies were fantastic. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was a very strong start to the development of a potentially bigger world. But Marvel is already in Phase 2 of a cinematic universe, is setting up Phase 3, has a TV show that ties in on the air, with four more shows announced.

DC has Arrow, with a version of the Flash set to debut on that show, but those guys are unrelated to the big-screen heroes. Then there’s Batman vs. Superman on the horizon, but besides some rumors of hypothetical Flash and Justice League films, that’s it for the big screen in the near future.

If we are to believe Guillermo del Toro though, they have a very big plan, we just don’t know all about it yet. The director is attached to a potential DC film called Justice League Dark, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and others. He said DC is planning an “entire DC universe” including movies, TV and more.

Thanks to Cinefilos.it (via Superhero Hype) for this video.

And here’s the quote:

We’re still on (Justice League Dark), writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new. It’s still at Warner Bros., they are making plans for the entire DC universe. All the superheroes, all the mythologies, and part of that is Justice League Dark. They’re planning on TV, movies, and all the media, so we have to fit into that plan.

Warner Bros. employees have said Man of Steel was the start to a larger DC universe, and following that up with Batman vs. Superman suggests the same. Several things are confusing for fans, though. For example TV shows like Arrow, Gotham, Constantine and others are in the mix. Will these tie in? And are we going to have to wait two years for a new movie? Like, if a Flash movie is coming, when will we hear it for sure from the studio? Before or after Batman vs. Superman in Summer 2015? And what about Justice League?

So many questions, and del Toro suggests there ARE answers. We just don’t have them yet.

For more on del Toro’s DC film, read some of our older coverage here.

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