Rabid gossip mongers (and they’re usually right on the money too) Latino-Review have dropped the bomb shell that Guillermo del Toro, a man with a plate so full it could be an ‘all you can eat buffet’ is apparently in discussions with Warner Bros. to direct a film starring Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine, The Spectre, Phantom Strange, The Demon Etrigan, Zatanna, Zatara and Sargon. Which is basically all DC’s Vertigo imprint characters, or at least they were before The New 52. Alan Moore originally assembled this more or less exact same line up for Swamp Thing #50 and Swamp Thing Annual #2 of this epic run on Swamp Thing during the early 80′s (which was incidentally also Constantine’s first appearance before his ongoing Hellblazer title. Moore famously based him on Sting).
Del Toro’s adap has been titled Heaven Sent and will be based on the vertigo characters above. Notably a similar bunch inhabit Justice League Dark in DC’s New 52, though with Del Toro adapting I’d say it’s a safe bet he’ll be channeling the older material as opposed to the newer stuff by Peter Milligan and Jeff Lemire.
Tags: dc vertigo, guillermo del toro, john constantine, phantom stranger, swamp thing, warner bros.