Guillermo del Toro Plans 'Heaven Sent' with DC Comics Magical Beings

November 1, 2012
Source: Latino Review

Guillermo del Toro

Right now Guillermo del Toro is playing with giant robots and monsters for Pacific Rim, but sometime down the road, he's going to be playing with some comic book properties again. While Hellboy 3 may still be a possibility, del Toro is also looking to play with some DC Comics characters. Latino Review has word that the director has passed on several big projects including a feature film version of V and a gestating sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he's keen to direct a film called Heaven Sent. The film would combine a slew of magical beings from the DC Comics universe in an Avengers style assembly for adventure.

Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, Sargon and Etrigan the Demon are the names listed (we'll let you do your own research to find out more about each of those characters), but it sounds like this one is still far down the road. Warner Bros. is working on getting all the legal rights together in order to make this work. However, this is exactly the kind of movie that would have geeks, nerds and fanboys going crazy at Comic-Con. Add Guillermo del Toro into the mix and you've got a match made in heaven. Here's hoping it actually happens! Sound cool?

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  • Sort of prefer his own stuff, also the giant collection of a million characters is really hard to pull off.
  • lewinston
    What's wrong with calling it 'Justice League Dark: Earth Del Toro'.
    • Manuel
      I think it's the Warner Bros. Syndrome, they just don't like the costumes or the comicbook looks of the DCU. They need a Batman like the Nolan's or TV series like Smallville or (Green) Arrow. They think it's about make it more 'grounded' 'dark' 'edgy', but comicbooks are fun too. I'd like to see Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire linked to this project in some way.
  • Dangerous Don Danger
    Heaven Sent sounds like 'The League of Less Than Extraordinary Gentlemen'. It like a Spider-Man movie where the villains are Boomerang, Shocker, & Jackal. Why doesn't he just do 'At the Mountains of Madness'? It doesn't matter if it has similar themes as Prometheus. H.P. Lovecraft beats the living crap out of Prometheus.
    • The studio pulled the plug on At the Mountains of Madness because he wanted it to be a hard R rated film. Unless he finances it himself (like Cloud Atlas) I doubt we'll ever see it made.
      • Dangerous Don Danger
        He should. Or at least he should have enough clout by now to get some financial backing from somewhere. It's his passion project, after all.
        • No one wants to work with him after The Hobbit fiasco, which is a shame. I have a feeling that Pacific Rim will either put him back on top or cause him to completely fade into obscurity.
  • Domingo982
    This must be DC's answer to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy...I wonder if K. Reeves would return to play Constantine...nah I doubt it.
  • Housequake
    AH I would love to see Del Toro tackle Swamp Thing. That would be magical magician magic time.
  • sedna
    he keeps attaching himself to projects - this is the second or third this year - yet he almost never makes anything
  • David Banner
    Sounds like what Guillermo del Toro really wants is to direct The Sandman 😉




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