Guillermo del Toro says his Justice League Dark movie took inspiration from Swamp Thing and Abigail Holland’s love story. The film, based on the DC Comics superhero team that specializes in the occult and supernatural threats, has been in development for several years. Long before Warner Bros. envisioned the unofficially titled DCEU, and even before Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel released in 2013, the studio was looking into potentially bringing Justice League Dark onto the big screen – but things haven’t seemed to work out just yet.

Del Toro boarded the project in 2012 and, though he didn’t initially plan on developing the movie for the studio’s burgeoning DC ...

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