DC wants comic readers to have WTF moments in abundance come April. Is that a good thing?
One of the 1,001 projects that Guillermo Del Toro is working on seems to be gaining traction, and if it takes off it could bring the filmmaker to some of the darkest corners of the DC Comics universe.
They dress in colorful costumes. They have battles in the streets. They say they protect us. But, frankly, protecting us from megalomaniacs and doing everything they can for us is hardly the same thing—and some of the most famous superheroes are so busy striking poses and fighting crime that they never get around to doing what's really important.
Forget Sharktopus. The biggest monsters in sci-fi right now might just be ... lawyers. Because according to Len Wein, co-creator of Wolverine, Storm, Swamp Thing and other comic-book characters, they're all that stand between us and a big-budget, CGI Swamp Thing movie that Hollywood is just dying to make.
The producer updates us on his various movies, including a 3-D version of the DC Comics franchise.