Guillermo del Toro can be a frustrating filmmaker because he just can’t settle on one project. Right now, he’s got the second season of The Strain, he’s working on the video game Silent Hills, Crimson Peak arrives this year, the sequel to the best robots-punching-monsters movie ever made is in the works, and he just handed in, according to an interview, the latest script revision on Justice League Dark. But will he direct it?
Interestingly, while talking with IGN about The Strain, he discussed Justice League Dark. It seems like it’s happening with or without him:
“We turned in our [script] revision, and it all depends on the calendar, you know? If I can do it, I would love to do it. And I think the screenplay and the characters are very solid.” …Del Toro went on to say that if his calendar simply doesn’t line up, “somebody will do it.”
That’s a curious thing to say, considering Warner Bros. hasn’t actually put the movie on the schedule yet. Del Toro notes that you need to fit yourself into a very specific window of time to direct a movie in a shared universe, so he might not be available because, well, just look at what he’s got coming right now. The guy overcommits, we all know this.
But it seems that, one way or the other, we’re seeing all of DC’s magic users in one movie. Hey, is Keanu around to play Constantine again?