DC Despatches: Constantine, Arrow, Wonder Woman

11 DCWhether it’s Warner Bros, The CW or the DC stable themselves, here are the world-wide mutterings!

Constantine resurrection! Arrow’s for the Birds! Wonder Woman needs to be on-screen!

Constantine: A TV series based on Hellblazer‘s John Constantine has been announced, and will be written by The Dark Knight trilogy’s David S Goyer, and The Mentalist creator Daniel Cerone. The plan to bring DC Comics’ favourite exorcist/magician to the small screen for NBC, seems to be following in the footsteps of Arrow on The CW and the recently announced Gotham Central, which will be based on Captain Jim Gordon. You may recall he was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 feature Constantine, and the character is rumored to be featured in the Justice League Dark feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro… it’s official – DC has Phases!!!

Arrow: Speaking about the arrival of Black Canary in Arrow Season 2, executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that they’re coming very close to assembling the classic Birds Of Prey comic-book line-up – bar Barbara Gordon’s Oracle. “We have an idea for how to do our version of Birds of Prey,” said Guggenheim, “When you think about it, we have a lot of pieces. It’s a lot like the Suicide Squad. As we continue to populate our world with new characters and some returning people from last year, you start to go, ‘We’re really close to that!’ We saw this awesome bit of production art for a new set that we realized plays into Birds of Prey completely. Our Art Department wasn’t even intending that!

“There’s certainly a momentum towards that, but everything has to happen in due time. With respect to Birds of Prey specifically, there’s an actress that we particularly need to make that piece work and we need to check on her availability.” Another challenge for them now is that Jessica De Gouw, who played Huntress in Arrow Season 1, is now tied up with NBC’s Dracula. Any ideas on who could be Oracle, then drop us a line!

Wonder Woman: Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara added a bit of traction to the recent Wonder Woman casting rumours, saying that the absence of any other DC Comics characters in successful franchises than Batman and Superman is a “missed opportunity”, adding, that WB has “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV… we need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Sources: Deadline, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter
GS Reporter: SilverFox

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