Guillermo del Toro Says Warner Bros. Planning for Entire DC Universe
Since news over the summer brought word that Warner Bros. was planning The Flash and Justice League, in addition to their huge Comic-Con announcement for Batman vs. Superman in 2015, there's been no doubt that the studio wants to do something with the DC Universe. More recently, those plans have seemed more urgent with rumors swirling around the inclusion of characters like Nightwing (Adam Driver is the top contender) and maybe Wonder Woman getting involved. Now director Guillermo del Toro, who is working on a Justice League Dark film, says Warner Bros. has plans for the whole DC Universe. Read on!
"We're still on [Justice League Dark], writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new. We're 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."
None of this is really surprising after the news that surfaced out of Comic-Con planned for a future of more DC Comics heroes to hit the big screen. Plus, with Marvel expanding their successful cinematic universe created by the build-up to The Avengers, Warner Bros. has to do something to compete with Disney's behemoth. It's cool to hear that this is a plan for the entire DC Universe, which is something that Marvel will have difficulty doing as long as Fox holds on to X-Men and Fantastic Four and Sony keeps Spider-Man. It's still early days, but Batman vs. Superman should set the stage in 2015. Thoughts?