A new report from DCU Direct indicates that J.J. Abrams will produce a new live-action Constantine film for Warner Bros. to debut on HBO Max. This report comes on the heels of rumors of the studio developing a Zatanna solo film. As these reports continue to come in, it appears that Warner Bros. plans to use HBO Max to build the roster of Justice League Dark through standalone films before assembling the team in the announced streaming series.
More interesting than the development of the film is the inference that the studio may actually be courting Keanu Reeves to return in the role of John Constantine, 15 years after he first appeared in the role. Following the news of the studio’s interest in bringing Michael Keaton back as Batman in the upcoming Flash solo feature, the possibility of Reeves coming back is certainly intriguing.
Should Abrams truly be building the team through solo films, it’ll be interesting to see if Swamp Thing, Deadman or other characters associated with the team find their way into individual projects as well. Stay tuned as news continues to develop around these projects.