JJ Abrams’ Constantine project scrapped by Max


  • JJ Abrams’ Constantine The TV show was canceled by Max as many other DCU projects were put on hold during the reboot process led by James Gunn and Peter Safran.
  • Four scripts were written for Constantine series, and Abrams had even spoken to an actor for the lead role, but the project has now been canceled.
  • Luckily there is another one Constantine Project in development, a sequel to the 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves, which will be part of the Elseworlds label at DC Studios.

It appears that another project JJ Abrams developed exclusively for Max has been scrapped. The director, producer and writer was actively working on one Constantine TV show, but it looks like it won’t see the light of day.

With the DCU going through a reboot process led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, many projects that were in the pipeline have been put on hold. In fact, long before the DC Studios co-CEOs assumed their roles, David Zaslav had already decided to abandon several future productions, for example canceling the Batgirl The film was already in post-production and was nearing completion for its exclusive premiere on the streaming service.

Before Gunn and Safran’s arrival, Abrams was part of the team working on it Green Lantern Corps series that was replaced by a new show that focused solely on Hal Jordan and John Stewart and was described as similar True detective. But now diversity reported that Abrams had also made significant progress with a Constantine series for which four scripts had been written and he was even in talks with an actor for the lead role, but the project was scrapped by Max.

The Constantine The series should be part of a universe that was focused on Justice League Dark, and there were other characters who would also bring their own story to the screen, like Zatanna. Warner Bros. Discovery has also canceled the series Overlook Earlier this year a spin-off from The glowwhich Abrams also worked on.

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Constantine will return with a film



Release date
February 8, 2005

Francis Lawrence

Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker, Pruitt Taylor Vince



Fantasy, documentary, horror

Luckily for fans of the supernatural detective, there’s already another one Constantine Project in development. Director Francis Lawrence and Keanu Reeves will reunite to bring Hellblazer back to the big screen with the long-awaited sequel to the 2005 film. The film will be part of the Elseworlds label, a division within DC Studios that will include titles unrelated to official canon, such as: joker or The Batman.

In the original film, John Constantine is a detective who lives on the fringes of society and despises heroic figures. Thanks to his gift of seeing good and evil spirits, he dedicates himself to solving paranormal cases. When a police officer asks him for help to prove that her twin sister did not commit suicide, Constantine will discover that demons are trying to take control of his world and he must stop them at all costs.

John Constantine was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben and first appeared in Swamp Thing #37 in 1985 and has become one of the most popular characters for fans of the comic book company. In addition to his long history on the pages, the character has appeared in several animated projects in which he stood out the most. The last time the character appeared in live-action was in the Arrowverse, played by Matt Ryan, who played a major role in the series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Charles Jones

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