A few months ago, reports that J.J. Abrams is teaming with Warner Bros to develop a new Justice League Dark series for HBO Max hit the web. The news has fans of the darker events within the pages of DC Comics excited and looking forward to the future of DC movies. However, more recent news confirms that Warner Bros is looking to take a big step forward with their big-screen DC offerings as well. Following rumors of Zatanna and Batman Beyond projects, a new report from The Direct reveals the studio is developing a new live-action Constantine project alongside Abrams.
Per the initial report, a reliable source claims that the new film will be produced in collaboration with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. The new film will likely be a part of Abrams’ new overall content deal with Warner Bros. His company will seemingly look to play a big part in the success surrounding HBO Max and the DCEU. At this time, it is unknown whether the film will be a full reboot or continuation of the Keanu Reeves film from 2005.
Debuting in the pages of DC Comics in The Saga of Swamp Thing #37 in 1985, John Constantine is certainly a force to be reckoned with. The character made his first live appearance in the 2005 film Constantine with Keanu Reeves and then again in the television series Constantine with Matt Ryan. Ryan returned to portray his role in the Arrowverse show Arrow in the fourth season, until joining the cast of the television series Legends of Tomorrow starting in the third season.
While details on the new film remain scarce at this time, Constantine would be a good choice to help lead the new wave of DC films. Furthermore, the con-man warlock provides a good contrast to heroes with a clear line of morality and adds a wealth of dry humor and dark mysticism.
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