The Constantine reboot series being produced by J.J. Abrams for HBO Max is said to be moving ahead, despite a cull of other DC projects at Warner Bros. Discovery.
Recent weeks have seen Batgirl canceled and the future of much of DC’s television and movie slate thrown into question. However, while DC projects such as Supergirl and Harley Quinn face an uncertain future, Constantine appears to be moving forward.
According to a new report, the J.J. Abrams-produced reboot series is making progress and will not be subject to Batgirl‘s fate.
Constantine Is Still Coming To HBO Max
Deadline has reported that J.J. Abrams’ Constantine is still in development at Warner Bros. Disovery and remains set for launch on HBO Max.
The report states that the reboot from J.J. Abrams is “on solid ground and moving along.” The report notes that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is a fan of Abrams and while other DC projects in development from the director have struggled to get off the ground, progress is being made on the Constantine series.
J.J. Abrams’ Constantine is understood to be a darker reboot of the character, who has previously been played on the big screen by Keanu Reeves and on television by Matt Ryan. The reboot will feature a diverse lead.
J.J. Abrams’ other DC projects in development include a Superman movie being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which is set to feature a Black actor as the Man of Steel, and a film based around the magically powered Zatanna.
The most recent DC series to hit HBO Max was Peacemaker, which is still set to receive a second season. Here is the synopsis for the DCEU series:
PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!
Peacemaker was created by James Gunn, who wrote all the episodes and directed five of them. It stars John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick. The first season consisted of eight episodes, with Brad Anderson, Jody Hill, and Rosemary Rodriguez also directing episodes. Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner composed the score.
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