Guillermo del Toro talks Heaven Sent and Pacific Rim 2
Having been linked with a dark superhero team up movie for DC and Warner Brothers, Guillermo del Toro shares his views.
Last week, we passed on the news that Guillermo del Toro has been discussing the possibility of tackling a super hero team up movie for Warner Brothers and DC. Itt wouldn't be the planned Justice League movie but rather a new property titled Heaven Sent that would see the likes of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer team up.
Now, del Toro has been talking about it a little. “I'm not involved in Justice League... I've been discussing with the fans and I have been very, very open about how Swamp Thing was the key when I was a kid.” He continued, saying “comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the news stand on my bicycle and I would get Swamp Thing every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby's Demon. I love Constantine and all that. You know I've been pursuing doing something with them for many, many years. Hopefully it'll come to pass. But we are still discussing.”
In a separate interview the director indicated that he and screenwriter Travis Beacham are already discussing ideas for Pacific Rim 2:
“We certainly started tossing ideas for a possible sequel and Travis Beacham and I are writing a proposal of ideas, but at the same time I know I don't want to do that next. I want to do something else, I want to do something in a different genre that's not so big. So I don't know yet what it's gonna be, but I know next year I'm delivering Pacific Rim in July and then I'm doing – God willing – the voice shooting for Pinocchio and then the pilot for The Strain for FX.”
You've got to salute the man's work ethic. After significant time away, for a multitude of reasons, he looks set to make up for lost time which is most definitely a good thing by the sounds of the projects he's linked to.
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