“He is basically trying to recruit,” says Del Toro of the “Hellblazer” hero.
Though the film’s through-line will feature Jason Blood’s history with Merlin and the Knights of King Arthur, bringing a threat to present day.
Del Toro stressed that he didn’t want any of the heroes’ origins to be delivered up front and, instead, will be explored throughout the film.
“Swamp Thing is at peace with who he is,” says Del Toro, “but Deadman is still trying to find out who shot him.”
When Dark Universe ultimately heads to the screen is still anyone’s guess, but fans can catch Del Toro’s Pacific Rim in theaters July 12.