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Could Guillermo del Toro be planning a project called Heaven Sent that brings together DC's supernatural heroes?

Nov. 1, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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I read this scoop, changed my shorts, read it again, and changed my shorts again.

I'm sorry if that's too much information, but at the same time I'm not sorry because this scoop is so good it makes cinematic liibio work in ways I never knew were possible.  Word from what Latino Review vets as a 100% solid source of scoops is that Guillermo del Toro's work on PACIFIC RIM is such a monster hit with Warner Brothers that the studio is willing to do just about anything it takes to stay on good ground with the genre maestro.  And oh, the beautiful treasure that may soon be born of that desire. 

Because further word states that del Toro is parlaying his newfound status into what is best described as "a supernatural AVENGERS."  Titled HEAVEN SENT, it will combine "all the magical beings from DC Comics in one epic adventure. Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon as well as Etrigan the Demon..." A project of this magnitude is of course a ways away, as Warner Brothers' lawyers have to make sure that the rights for everyone Del Toro wants to use are free and clear (SWAMP THING probably being the one potential hold-out) and then proceed to lock those rights the f**k down. 

Despite the massive slate of projects that have del Toro's name attached, I would imagine that should something of this scope come to fruition we would instantly see del Toro choose it as his next directing project post whatever his commitments are beyond PACIFIC RIM (which I believe to be BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with Emma Watson).  Del Toro has talked about how much he loves these particular comic book characters as early as his director's commentary on HELLBOY, and I'm sure you could find even earlier instances of their mention in relation to his work should you try and search them out.

But what say you? Would you pick HEAVEN SENT over the other projects he has been attached to over the last few years, or is there something else you'd prefer to see him tackle first should HEAVEN SENT prove to be a real thing? Speaking of which, you can be sure that the first chance press get to speak to del Toro they will attempt to confirm this, so do make sure to check back for more details and/or stone-cold confirmation soon!

Emma Watson with makeup in white

Extra Tidbit: The same source also states that Joe Hill's comic LOCKE & KEY is getting another go after the series was cancelled, this time in the form of a trilogy of films produced by Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman. That being said, the source also calls their movie PEOPLE LIKE US a monster hit... which it was not. So that's a bit suspect, I suppose.
Source: Latino Review

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6:31PM on 11/02/2012

its not gonna happen

Del Toro has been saying he is gonna make this, that, this ,that. Then nothing gets made. I highly doubt this will happen. Especially since it is a big DC ordeal. He should focus on the projects he said he would be working on first. Like Haunted Mansion, Beauty and the Beast, Mountain of Madness, and Hellboy 3.
Del Toro has been saying he is gonna make this, that, this ,that. Then nothing gets made. I highly doubt this will happen. Especially since it is a big DC ordeal. He should focus on the projects he said he would be working on first. Like Haunted Mansion, Beauty and the Beast, Mountain of Madness, and Hellboy 3.
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12:56PM on 11/02/2012
I have no doubt it would be cool. But MAN I'd be super pumped if he were to take on just Swamp Thing for a film or three. W/ Allan Moore's run as his guide? Would indeed be spectaculor. And he definitely needs to keep doing Hellboy flicks, too . . .
I have no doubt it would be cool. But MAN I'd be super pumped if he were to take on just Swamp Thing for a film or three. W/ Allan Moore's run as his guide? Would indeed be spectaculor. And he definitely needs to keep doing Hellboy flicks, too . . .
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12:33PM on 11/02/2012
The idea sounds cool; though it might cooler if they threw Animal Man in there too. The stuff going on in the New 52 comics with him and Swamp Thing (and I think others have popped up, but I'm behind) is amazing. Something with any of those characters those would almost be like an R-rated version of the Avengers depending on how they go with it. But with any del Toro project, I always realize there's sadly a 90% chance it will never actually happen at all so I'll try not to get too excited
The idea sounds cool; though it might cooler if they threw Animal Man in there too. The stuff going on in the New 52 comics with him and Swamp Thing (and I think others have popped up, but I'm behind) is amazing. Something with any of those characters those would almost be like an R-rated version of the Avengers depending on how they go with it. But with any del Toro project, I always realize there's sadly a 90% chance it will never actually happen at all so I'll try not to get too excited about this.

Locke and Key would be great though.
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11:34AM on 11/02/2012
I am more excited by the news that Pacific Rim is supposedly testing so well.
I am more excited by the news that Pacific Rim is supposedly testing so well.
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7:06AM on 11/02/2012

Nope

While the concept sounds good, I've never heard of a single one of these guys except Swamp Thing, and that's only cuz of the crappy movie.

If he's not making At the Mountains of Madness, I don't care to hear about his new project-of-the-week.
While the concept sounds good, I've never heard of a single one of these guys except Swamp Thing, and that's only cuz of the crappy movie.

If he's not making At the Mountains of Madness, I don't care to hear about his new project-of-the-week.
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6:06AM on 11/02/2012

Sounds awesome.

This sounds like loads of fun! Speaking of which, I hate it when people associate good movie news with cumming in their shorts and getting boners and whatnot. Yeah yeah, I know it's meant to be a joke, but it just gets to me. Something about getting sexually excited or even jokingly relating it to movie news, no matter how awesome, makes the news itself seem lame. Plus it's one of those things that has been used so much it just annoys you these days.
This sounds like loads of fun! Speaking of which, I hate it when people associate good movie news with cumming in their shorts and getting boners and whatnot. Yeah yeah, I know it's meant to be a joke, but it just gets to me. Something about getting sexually excited or even jokingly relating it to movie news, no matter how awesome, makes the news itself seem lame. Plus it's one of those things that has been used so much it just annoys you these days.
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4:17AM on 11/02/2012
I don't even care anymore. He takes on a new project every day, none of which will ever see the light of day. Being a Del Toro fan is like being in a sexless marriage. He's awesome and he means well, but he just doesn't put out.
I don't even care anymore. He takes on a new project every day, none of which will ever see the light of day. Being a Del Toro fan is like being in a sexless marriage. He's awesome and he means well, but he just doesn't put out.
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7:04AM on 11/02/2012
Agreed. I gave up on him when ATMOM got canned.
Agreed. I gave up on him when ATMOM got canned.
10:52PM on 11/01/2012
Zatanna's going to be in this? Then we're good! She's such a cool character. Thing is, these characters would need something of a budget to bring them to life, which I'd be interested to see done on TV. I also can't help but echo the sentiment that the guy has a lot on his plate though, and at this point of time Hellboy III would be absolutely terrific.
Zatanna's going to be in this? Then we're good! She's such a cool character. Thing is, these characters would need something of a budget to bring them to life, which I'd be interested to see done on TV. I also can't help but echo the sentiment that the guy has a lot on his plate though, and at this point of time Hellboy III would be absolutely terrific.
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10:22PM on 11/01/2012
As much as I love Del Toro and look forward to all his films, I always get a bit sad which each new film I hear about b/c it means Hellboy 3 is less and less likely.
As much as I love Del Toro and look forward to all his films, I always get a bit sad which each new film I hear about b/c it means Hellboy 3 is less and less likely.
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9:09PM on 11/01/2012
This would be a dream come true!!! With Dele Toro at the helm this has so much potential but given the amount of projects he takes on and the track record of DC comic flicks that actually come out I'm taking this with a gain of salt. Either way this has me excited. For people not familiar with some of the characters there I highly suggest to pick up dc's new 52 Justice League Dark cause its been some great reading.
This would be a dream come true!!! With Dele Toro at the helm this has so much potential but given the amount of projects he takes on and the track record of DC comic flicks that actually come out I'm taking this with a gain of salt. Either way this has me excited. For people not familiar with some of the characters there I highly suggest to pick up dc's new 52 Justice League Dark cause its been some great reading.
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7:37PM on 11/01/2012
As with all of WB's DC comics related movie news, I'll believe it's actually happening when I see the first trailer released....and even then, I still may be skeptical about it actually ever seeing the light of day.
As with all of WB's DC comics related movie news, I'll believe it's actually happening when I see the first trailer released....and even then, I still may be skeptical about it actually ever seeing the light of day.
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7:16PM on 11/01/2012

Hellboy 3

I don't want to hear about anything else. Ron Perlman isn't getting younger.
I don't want to hear about anything else. Ron Perlman isn't getting younger.
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6:52PM on 11/01/2012

Sure

As previously stated, this guy is attached to 60% of all projects in development. He is attached to something every week. I need a video of my kids' school play next week and he is attached to direct that.

If this happens it would be awesome, but I won't be holding my breath.
As previously stated, this guy is attached to 60% of all projects in development. He is attached to something every week. I need a video of my kids' school play next week and he is attached to direct that.

If this happens it would be awesome, but I won't be holding my breath.
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6:49PM on 11/01/2012
Nope sorry he needs to cancel everything hes doing after Pacific Rim and get to work on the Star Wars reboot.
Nope sorry he needs to cancel everything hes doing after Pacific Rim and get to work on the Star Wars reboot.
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6:20PM on 11/01/2012
Sure, I would see a superhero movie such as this one. One thing to like is that Marvel is not doing a similar project yet. Thus, Heaven Sent would be something original in the genre. Also, a person likes the heroes involved. Spectre has deserved his own cinematic treatment for a long, long time. And, the character speaks to a quandry of our culture. When should one pursue vengeance over justice? And, what is the difference between the concepts? Zatanna has been a buddy of mine since she first
Sure, I would see a superhero movie such as this one. One thing to like is that Marvel is not doing a similar project yet. Thus, Heaven Sent would be something original in the genre. Also, a person likes the heroes involved. Spectre has deserved his own cinematic treatment for a long, long time. And, the character speaks to a quandry of our culture. When should one pursue vengeance over justice? And, what is the difference between the concepts? Zatanna has been a buddy of mine since she first joined the JLA many decades ago. The character is a very cool one. John Constantine deserves another movie.
I would make only one possible change, however, Perhaps, the film should go with fewer than nine heroes. Nine protagonists are an awful lot to juggle. Or maybe, they are not. X-Men movies tend to have nine or more X-men to keep straight and to follow throughout the story. We shall see how Heaven Sent turns-out if WB makes the project. I want a good movie; that's all.
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6:08PM on 11/01/2012
Del Toro has been planning a lot of things since Hellboy 2.
Del Toro has been planning a lot of things since Hellboy 2.
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5:52PM on 11/01/2012

WB wants to keep him around?

Give him the dough for "In the Mountains of Madness" then, I'm sure he'll set up shop there in a millisecond.
Give him the dough for "In the Mountains of Madness" then, I'm sure he'll set up shop there in a millisecond.
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5:22PM on 11/01/2012

Eh

Why not :)
Why not :)
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5:16PM on 11/01/2012
I'm in
I'm in
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4:39PM on 11/01/2012

Guillermo Del Toro is planning to do everything

I love him but I'm done even reading articles about new GDT projects until it actually begins production.
I love him but I'm done even reading articles about new GDT projects until it actually begins production.
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