Guillermo Del Toro is no stranger to comic book films, with the “Hellboy” films under his belt, he next will tackle an upcoming DC comic film that will be entitled “Heaven Sent”. If you haven’t heard of this comic before…it’s because it doesn’t exist. The upcoming film will feature the characters Deadman, Etrigan the Demon, Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Sargon the Sorcerer, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, among others. Now if those characters seem familiar in this grouping, many are involved in the current “Justice League: Dark” series in DC comics New 52 continuity.
I am torn on this…I love Del Toro’s sensibility…and I give DC props for giving some lesser known characters a shot, but I don’t see this film connecting with audiences. The comic has neutered John Constantine (worse than the Keanu Reeves ever could), and it’s convoluted plot just doesn’t do the characters justice. I am hoping that Del Toro can put his touch on these characters and story and make “Heaven Sent” one of the more successful DC comics films out there…if they can get the paranormal and mystical themes to connect with filmgoers.
Now supposedly, this film MAY come out before the proposed “Justice League” film that will compete with “Avengers 2″. That means this film will arrive either next year or 2014, given the heavy special effects needed for these types of films, I see sometime in 2014. Are you guys excited about Del Toro returning to comic films? Should they EVEN make this film?? My opinion is this: DC should focus on making films to set up “Justice League” (Wonder Woman, Flash, etc.), but I have been wrong before.
Via : Flickering Myth