Sunday, October 8, 2017

CONSTANTINE RETURNS

This weekend at New York Comic Con (no, I wasn't there), Warner Bros. Animation unveiled a preview of a new, animated John Constantine series that will be appearing on CW Seed—the CW's streaming network—in 2018.  It's produced by David Goyer, directed by Doug Murphy and written by yours truly.  

This has been one of the finest animation projects I've ever been involved in and I can't wait for it to be out in the world.  Till then, you can watch the preview, which is embedded below.  As you'll see, they (understandably) picked a sequence heavy on supernatural action, but this is also an extremely emotional story that provides a major internal journey for John C.

Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like Matt Ryan has returned to play the voice, and the animation styles is reminiscent of the Justice League Dark animated movie. I like the looks of it. Will there be any guest guest stars in the series (Zatanna, Swamp Thing)?

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    1. There will be a character who appeared in both my Phantom Stranger and Justice League Dark runs. (I'm being mysterious.)

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    2. Actually, Constantine meets Bat-Mite is a fun idea!

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    3. There was a post-cisis version of Bat-Mite from an issue of Legends of teh Dark KNight, which had a Constantine Mite. Most iconic DC characters had one.


      JAck

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    4. It was a pretty good issue. But really dark.



      Jack

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    5. By the way, in the new Scoobs Apocs, at the movie theater, which "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was it?

      Also, I noticed that at one point you said Shaggy was a Buddhist, I think (and I mean this honestly) Quaker would fit him more. Consider it Demarcates.


      JAck

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    6. It was the original IOTBS.

      Quaker Shaggy? Interesting...

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    7. Actually, the character that would make the most sense to have Quaker roots (since he can't be a quake) is Steve Rogers.

      It fits perfectly,, and would explain a few hiccups that people perceive as having from the whole frozen thing.

      There are actually things that were put in, that were not intended to point of him being of Quaker stock, than not.

      Jack

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    8. Well, there are always a few hiccups when you've been frozen in ice for decades. : )

      But that's an interesting idea...

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    9. Stop and think about it.

      People have constantly said that it is strange that Cap was so accepting of social changes that occurred.

      Well, that shows a lack of understanding of the world. It was actually that very generation that pushed civil rights and hired those women who wanted to advance in companies.

      However, Quakers have always been in favor of those things. They were actually one of the first group in the western world to say that women should have an equal stance in the family an society.

      Then there is the gay question. Some writer you probably never heard of, gave Cap a gay friend back in the 80s. And CAp never missed a beat.

      Interesting fact, Quakers supported Gay rights for the first time in 1963. Meaning that would have quite a bit of weight to a time lost person who was familiar with Quaker teachings.

      Quakers also wanted equal treatment and equitable roles for Indians. I believe that same writer should Cap as having a soft spot for Indians. Thought the bowing thing was incredibly unnecessary.

      There was also a Christmas story where Cap reflected on a holiday with his Grandfather, in a family house that was part of the underground railroad.

      Quakers were the backbone of the abolitionist movement, and proportionately were conductors and stops on the Underground Railroad.

      Kirby stated that Cap had a journal from a his ancestor from the American Revolution. It has been a while, but I believe that ancestor was not a soldier, but incredibly in favor of America.

      Quakers were Pacifists who incredibly supported the forming of America. And Kirby had a whole thing about salves, and while most people didn't own slaves, it is still a huge reason why.

      Quakers also believe in freedom of speech, and religion as basic tenants of their faith. They don't try to convert, but point out social flaws and try to change things with peaceful means. They don't even believe that you have to accept Christ to be saved, it is all about being a good and moral person.

      They also view themselves as a community, who make decisions as a group, but leaved people open to their own path.

      So it it morality, peace, equality, and compassion over everything. DOes that sound like anyone.

      IN relation to WWII, Quakers tried to bring Jewish refugees in America, and were actually instrumental in helping relocate after the war.

      Now, I know what you are thinking. How can Cap be a Quaker, if served in teh miliary and still does actually fight?

      Well, you wouldn't have to make him a Quaker... just descended and familiar with the teachings on a personal level.

      His grandfather could be a Quaker, but his father left the religion.

      The pacifism could even explain the trepidation Steve feels about battle and fighting. Admittedly, just being a WWII vet kind of fits that as well.

      It actually makes more sense to be descended from Quakers than not.

      Jack

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    10. Great thoughts, Jack! Too bad you can't fold that into your own Captain America graphic novel!

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    11. That is FASCINATING, Jack. Very well thought out. I had never considered that angle before, but what you're saying makes a lot of sense.

      --David

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  2. This looks fun!

    --David

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    1. It's dark and twisty and very character driven. Hope you enjoy it!

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