Update: Gah. Such as it is with rumors, it seems there was a bit of mixup. But Guillermo Del Toro clarifies his position on “Heaven Sent” on his own forums: “Wow- please contact whoever said I denied it. I cannot recall ever answering a question like that. Sadly I dont do tweeter. I denied being involved in JLA but [‘Heaven Sent’] I would love to do!!!”
As we said in our report yesterday, this didn’t really make much sense. But it was a juicy rumor, and conceivably something Guillermo Del Toro would be interested in doing. But alas, it turned out to be dead wrong.
Originally reported by Latino Review, their story went something like this: Warner Bros. were so happy with “Pacific Rim” they were throwing projects left and right at Del Toro. But the filmmaker decided he wanted to do a comic book team-up movie with the second tier DC Comics characters Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon in a movie called “Heaven Sent.” And if it seemed too good to be true, well it is.
Pietro Filipponi of The Daily Blam tweeted this morning: “Asked Guillermo Del Toro about the rumor he’ll be directing a supernatural superhero movie for DC/WB, he said there is no truth to it at all.” So there you go.
It seemed a bit odd that WB would already be gearing up a team-up movie of B-characters, when “Justice League” has barely been started, and moreover, when the studio has been incredibly choosy when it comes to tentpoles, particularly those with international or broad appeal (which this seemed to have none). Anyway, nothing to see here, you can move along…