New particulars on a Constantine collection within the works at HBO Max have reportedly been revealed. Final yr, it had been reported that J. J. Abrams was growing a live-action Constantine collection for the streamer with Unhealthy Robotic Productions serving because the manufacturing firm. Nothing else about this small display screen adaptation has been revealed since, however a brand new report sheds some mild on the tone of the collection.
In accordance with The Illuminerdi, the HBO Max collection will reimagine John Constantine with a “darker reinvention of the character.” Written by Man Bolton, the outlet additionally claims that the collection “will be less focused on religion, and more focused on the horror elements from the Constantine comics.” Because the collection will likely be hosted on HBO Max, there is no telling at this level simply how darkish the present simply may get, however they’re going to have the liberty to go so far as wanted on the premium streamer.
Rumor is that the manufacturing workforce can also be trying to find a lead actor to star within the collection with the hopes of casting a “BIPOC actor in their late 20’s, similar to a young Riz Ahmed.” The Illuminerdi additionally stories that HBO Max and Abrams aren’t essentially concentrating on Ahmed particularly to play the new John Constantine, however are “using his look as a starting point” of their quest to current a brand new model of the character distinctive from earlier iterations.
Along with the HBO Max collection, we’d even be getting a followup to the 2005 Constantine film starring Keanu Reeves. In November, Lucifer actor Peter Stormare claimed that Constantine 2 was taking place with an Instagram submit of his character that merely acknowledged, “Sequel In The Works.” As a result of there have been additionally rumors of a brand new Constantine film alongside the rumblings of the TV present, it is potential we’ll be seeing each completely different Constantine initiatives coming to fruition.
Matt Ryan has been enjoying John Constantine within the Arrowverse. Between 2014 and 2015, he led one season of his personal spinoff collection for the community. Whereas the collection was short-lived, Ryan recommended viewership would have been a lot greater on one other community. Thankfully for the actor, he acquired to retain the position with visitor appearances elsewhere within the Arrowverse, showing in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Moreover, Ryan voices John Constantine within the CW Seed animated internet collection Constantine: Metropolis of Demons.
Originating from DC Comics, John Constantine is a working-class warlock and occult detective primarily figuring out of London. After first showing in Swamp Factor, Constantine started starring in his personal comedian collection in 1988. He has since been named in lots of on-line lists rating the best comedian e-book characters of all time, competing with the likes of Batman and Superman together with different way more well-known superheroes. As a result of his story is so darkish, Constantine might be one thing that has higher odds of succeeding exterior of one thing so limiting as a present on the CW.
No manufacturing dates or launch data has but been set for the Constantine collection on HBO Max. This story involves us from The Illuminerdi.