Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson recently exited Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness with Sam Raimi said to be taking over directing duties from him.
Folks are now curious if he’ll tackle another comic book project and we might have an answer of what a dream project could be for the director.
A fan asked if Scott on Twitter if he would be interested in tackling the DC Comics team film Justice League Dark, which famous once had Guillermo del Toro attached to write and direct.
Derrickson responded by suggesting he’d rather tackle a John Constantine movie instead.
I’d do Constantine
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) February 26, 2020
Constantine was one of the many characters featured in the purposed Justice League Dark film and had a solo movie starring Keanu Reeves back in 2005, which had a tepid box office take of $230.8 million on a budget of $100 million.
Last year, Keanu Reeves told Variety he was open to the idea of returning to the John Constantine role and given his career uptick I’d like to think it gives Warner Bros. pause to consider bringing him back.
VARIETY: What other movie could you see yourself coming back to?
REEVES: “I’ve always wanted to play John Constantine again. I just love that world too and I love that character. Yeah, I just had a blast playing that character.”
The studio is already working with Keanu currently on Matrix 4, which is well into production and releases next year.
Seeing a Marvel director switch over to the world of DC isn’t a new idea, James Gunn is working on The Suicide Squad before going back to Marvel Studios to make Guardians of The Galaxy 3.
I’ll be super curious to see what Warner Bros. ultimately does with those horror characters from the DC Comics stable given the success of a darker toned film like last year’s Joker, which certainly rode a fine line between suspense and psychological horror.
As a suicide survivor, demon hunter John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) has literally been to hell and back — and he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb God’s stairway to heaven.
While helping policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) investigate her identical twin’s apparent suicide, Constantine becomes caught up in a supernatural plot involving both demonic and angelic forces. Based on the DC/Vertigo “Hellblazer” comics.
SOURCE: SCOTT DERRICKSON