Scott Derrickson interested in going from Marvel to DC to helm Constantine

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Scott Derrickson, Marvel, DC, Constantine

Many Marvel fans were left feeling like some of the magic had been drained from the studio's forthcoming sequel, DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, when original DOCTOR STRANGE helmer Scott Derrickson had exited the project, due to "creative differences." Though Derrickson's departure from the highly-anticipated film placed a bit of a hex on the hype for Dr. Stephen Strange's next solo venture, faith had quickly been restored when word broke that EVIL DEAD and SPIDER-MAN trilogy director Sam Raimi was in talks to cast a spell as the sequel's new director.

While scores of fans are still waiting for a confirmation on Raimi coming back to Marvel for a bit of "Strange" filmmaking, Derrickson fans have been curious with regard to what project the SINISTER director would enjoy developing for DC and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

When asked if he'd consider helming an adaptation of Justice League Dark, Derrickson replied that he'd be interested in helming a new film featuring the character John Constantine.

Created by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben, John Constantine is a featured member of the ensemble superhero team Justice League Dark. In the past, a variety of DC's more supernatural-themed characters have served as members of the black magic-wielding bunch, such as Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat, and even Wonder Woman, just to name a few. As a master of the dark arts, John Constantine is often viewed as a charismatic nuisance among his superhero peers. He's constantly getting into mischief, and in some cases, has been either directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of more than a few DC characters.

Most recently, Constantine received his own solo series titled John Constantine: Hellblazer, courtesy of DC Black Label. Writing the series is Simon Spurrier (CODA, Godshaper, Six-Gun Gorilla), who is joined by Aaron Campbell on Art, Jordie Bellaire on Colors, and Aditya Bitikar on Letters. The series is four-issues deep as of the writing of this article, and I cannot recommend the series enough. It's bloody brilliant!

As for Derrickson, he'll be directing the first episode of the upcoming SNOWPIERCER TV series. After that, he'll move onto helming WHEN GRAVITY FAILS, a sci-fi thriller he co-wrote with George Alec Effinger, Brian Klugman, and Lee Sternthal. The plot for that film is unknown at this time. After wrapping the aforementioned project, Derrickson will move on to direct TWO EYES STARING, a horror mystery thriller centered on the friendship between a young girl and the ghost of her mother's twin.

Would you be down for Derrickson to direct a John Constantine movie? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.