Rumors surfaced last summer about a possible Warner Bros. movie adaptation based on the DC Comics character,‘Constantine’. There was the thing, until today, when Variety has reported that the studio would have taken a different path and is already developing a television series for HBO Max.
At the moment hardly any details are known about this new series, but the media advances that the project will be connected to ‘Justice League Dark’, a series in development on the platform that has the executive production of JJ Abrams through its production label. Bad Robot. In addition, the studio is already looking for an actor to play John Constantine in this series that will have a script by Guy Bolton.
Created by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, Rich Veitch and John Totleben, John Constantine first appeared on ‘The Saga of Swamp Thing’ in June 1985, later going on to have his own series titled ‘Hellblazer’. Occult detective and con man, Constantine is a working-class guy based in London. A compulsive smoker, blond (thanks to Sting) and notorious for his boundless cynicism, he is characterized by his deadpan sarcasm as well as his capacity for ruthless manipulation. However, he is also a passionate humanist, driven by an intense desire to do good.
In a way and saving the distances, we could say that Constantine is the Doctor Strange of the DC Universe, with both sharing similar abilities and facing enemies of all mystical and demonic varieties. In 2005 the character made his film debut with ‘Constantine’, a film starring Keanu Reeves and which earned a worldwide gross of $ 230 million. Later NBC adapted the character to the small screen with Matt Ryan taking on the title role.