According to my go-to source for all things Latino and reviews, Latino Review, Guillermo del Toro, last seen as a crazy old man threatening to eat babies before they eat him on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is in discussions to direct the “movie that has the potential to be the greatest movie ever committed to film.” A sequel to Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood???
Called HEAVEN SENT he is combining all the magical beings from DC Comics in one epic adventure. Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon…Now this one is a ways away, but Warner’s lawyers have been working every night trying to clear the rights to all these characters. (Via)
So, not a sequel to Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood? Darn.
The concept for Heaven Sent sounds an awful lot like the Justice League Dark book that was launched with The New 52 last September – a supernatural superhero team-up starring Constantine, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, Enchantress, Black Orchid, and a few others. In fact, it sounds so much like that book that’d I’d be shocked if del Toro’s title – Heaven Sent – weren’t changed to something with more immediate brand recognition.
The DC reboot saw the return of characters like Constantine and Swamp Thing to the the main DC Universe after years of being exclusive to the critically-acclaimed Vertigo line. Both properties have already been adapted as major motion pictures: Wes Craven made Swamp Thing in 1982 (it was followed by a sequel) and Constantine was adapted in 2005 with Keanu Reeves as the titular character. (Via)
I’m not as familiar with DC as I am Marvel, but I do know that a) Keanu Reeves should reprise his role as Constantine, if only to save money on the wardrobe budget, so that del Toro can make; b) Fadeaway Man, Manticore, Warlock’s Daughter, and Gentleman Ghost look as awesome as I think they sound.
That’s Fadeway Man (Dirk Nowitzki’s going to look great in a cape) on the left and Warlock’s Daughter on the right, and now I hope Heaven Sent is nothing but evil people cackling maniacally for two hours.