Guillermo del Toro has long hinted that he’d like to direct another comic-book adaptation, and with Warner Bros extremely impressed by his work on
, the studio has apparently invited him to take his pick from their roster of available studio projects.
However, del Toro has not opted for the seemingly obvious choice of helming
, but has another comic-book adaptation in mind. One devised entirely by himself…
Del Toro’s idea is to combine a number of DC’s magical, monstrous and ghostly superhero properties into an all-new team-up movie, tentatively titled
The film would draw upon characters such as Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, The Spectre, Deadman, Phantom Stranger and many more to create a whole new property to rival both
Naturally there are a whole heap of legal hurdles to be overcome before this can become a reality, but Warner Bros reportedly has its lawyers attempting to disentangle the various rights agreements to work out whether such a project would be possible.
Whether it comes to pass or not, it’s certainly one of the more original approaches to a comic-book license in recent years, and would be a great way of giving some under-used characters some welcome exposure. Over to you, Warner…