During this past weekend's WonderCon we got an update from Guillermo Del Toro about his "Justice League Dark" film (aka Dark Universe), where it was revealed that Constantine would be the lead and more.
Now in another update, Guillermo Del Toro lets another character be known that he is using and it's a villain with the Floronic Man.
"The route we’re going is Constantine is our lead. Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot," Del Toro told the Collider. "We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have—I will spoil it—the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and we’re trying to be true to the origins of the characters."
The Floronic Man is a villain of Swamp Thing's as well as the Justice League; he is from another dimension and has the power to control plant life as well as was responsible for the creation of Batman villain, Poison Ivy (post-Infinite Crisis).
Guillero Del Toro continues with mention of two of his favorite DC characters from his childhood and talks about the screenwriter as well.
"I’m literally playing with two of my oldest and most favorite characters in my life—Swamp Thing and Etrigan. These were the guys I was drawing with crayons when I was a kid. I cannot tell you how happy I am, but I am finishing my bible, and then I deliver that bible, which is about 45 pages, to Warners, and we have a screenwriter that we like and that we talk to, but he is writing his own movie right now and is thinking about it. But I am going to try to wait for him." he said.
So who could the screenwriter be?
Guillero Del Toro possibly gives us a big clue as he said the screenwriter is writing his own movie now.
Recently, it was announced that David Goyer is directing an adaptation of the Count of Monte Cristo.
Del Toro responds that he can't say much to that line of questioning.
"I won’t say who it is. I’m not allowed. But we’re waiting, and when the right time comes, hopefully that writer will take over, and then we’ll see if it’s directed by me or someone else and I’ll just produce. I don’t know."