Justice League Dark movie will tie in to Man Of Steel

Guillermo del Toro’s Constantine, Swamp Thing film will be set in same universe as Man Of Steel

John Constantine on the cover of Constantine issue 1, by artist Juan Jose Ryp
John Constantine on the cover of Constantine issue 1, by artist Juan Jose Ryp

Speaking to MTV, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he plans to tie his Justice League Dark movie – alternately titled Dark Universe and Heaven Sent – into the larger Warner Bros DC universe which includes Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel and the forthcoming Justice League film.

“I think that the great thing about the Dark Universe is that you have this possibility of basically creating this supernatural group, and you can play with different worlds, but I would love to see the DC Universe become as cohesive as the Marvel Universe,” said del Toro.

“So if there is any correlation I will honour it.”

The director also gave an update on the movie, which is expected to feature a whole host of supernatural DC Comics characters including John Constantine, Zatana, Deadman and Swamp Thing.

“I’m writing it right now,” he said. “I’m rewriting the outline. We have a writer that we’re waiting for, so I said to Warners I will rewrite the outline in the meantime.”

Pacific Rim is released on 12 July 2013 – read our review before you see it. You can buy Hellboy/Hellboy 2: The Golden Army on DVD for £7.93 at Amazon.co.uk.