by Ryan Rigley
While nothing further has been revealed about the in-development "Justice League" film, Guillermo Del Toro's "Justice League Dark" adaptation is coming together more and more each day. Earlier this week, while promoting "Pacific Rim" at WonderCon, Del Toro had this to say on the project: "The route we’re going is Constantine is our lead. Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and we’re trying to be true to the origins of the characters."
So the confirmed lineup for "Justice League Dark" (or "Dark Universe") thus far is Constantine, Deadman, Swamp Thing, the Spectre, Etrigan, Zatana, and, apparently, the Floronic Man. However, as DC fans know, there are still plenty of untapped supernatural characters within the DC Universe for Del Toro to utilize. That being said, we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of five more supernatural superheroes that could potentially pop up in the film.
Based on Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein's monster, Frankenstein made his first comic book debut within the pages of Batman's "Detective Comics." In current comic continuity, Frankenstein acts as leader of the Creature Commandos and is a full-time agent of S.H.A.D.E. (Super Human Advanced Defense Executive). He has superhuman strength, near invulnerability, and mental access to the entire S.H.A.D.E. database via neural implant.
Priscilla Kitaen is a telepathic human-Daemonite hybrid. She possesses a mystical gift called "the Sight," which allows her to identify alien Daemonites that have possessed a human body. Going by the codename Voodoo, Priscilla is an exotic dancer by day and a shapeshifting Daemonite spy by night. She can transform into a wolf-like beast or her true Daemonite form at will, as well as read and manipulate the minds of others.
Mitch Shelley, a former lawyer from South Carolina, found himself the unwilling victim of nanotech experimentation rendering him with amnesia and a strange new take on immortality. The twist? Mitch can still be killed; however, after just a few minutes he will come back to life with a new superpower influenced by the way he was killed last. These abilities range everywhere from changing his skin color at will to pyrokinesis.
Star of the 1981 ongoing series "I... Vampire," Andrew Bennett is a 16th century vampire who chooses to use his talents to hunt other vampires. Like any other Elder Vampire, Andrew can transform himself into a wolf, a bat, or mist whenever he sees fit. In addition to possessing superhuman strength, immortality, and limited telepathy, Andrew has also proven himself to be a master tracker and swordsman.
The Phantom Stranger
Despite being around since 1953, the Phantom Stranger's real name or origins have never been revealed. He's been rumored to be Judas of Nazareth, yet all that is truly known about him is that he's a supernatural entity of some sort. The Phantom Stranger is ageless, can travel through space and time in mere seconds, dispel any and all types of magic, and survive in outer space without any life support system. He's also completely omniscient, mysteriously possessing the knowledge of everything about every character and/or event in the entire DC Universe.
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