NBC’s highly anticipated DC/Vertigo adaptation, Constantine, is scheduled to premiere later this month. Unlike DC’s other television shows this year, this series explores the supernatural and magical side of the DC Universe. Jim Corrigan, aka The Spectre, will recur throughout this season, while characters such as Doctor Fate have been referenced. Naturally, this would lead fans to speculate whether or not we could see the Justice League Dark assemble on the small screen. And series executive producer/writer David S. Goyer has now weighed in on this possibility.
Speaking with Screen Rant at New York Comic-Con, the Man of Steel scribe is asked about the potential of DC’s supernatural characters teaming up on Constantine, and he hints at two other non-Hellblazer characters appearing in the series’ first twelve episodes. And hopefully, if the show continues, more characters will be introduced. “I think you’ll see some of those…If the show takes off…even within the first 12 episodes we’ve introduced two or three characters from the broader DC universe that are not just exclusively from Hellblazer. Corrigan has been mentioned, but there’s a couple of other characters we haven’t talked about that will show up as well. If the show takes off and we get our back nine and come back a second season, we sort of have access to that whole corner of the occult universe. So, hopefully we’ll be introducing those characters as is appropriate.” Screen Rant specifically names Swamp Thing as a character fans hope to see interact with John Constantine. However, don’t expect that confrontation to take place on NBC anytime soon. “It’s been thrown around. It’s not something I think we’d attempt in the first season,” says Goyer. “We need to make sure that we can pull off the special makeup effects. We don’t want to do a cheesy version of Swamp Thing. It’s a lot easier to do Dr. Occult or Satana or Jim Corrigan than it is to do Swamp Thing. So we’ll see.”
Something that fans have also wanted to see is DC creating an inter-network crossover of most (if not all) of its shows. We have Arrow and The Flash at The CW and Gotham at Fox, while CBS is developing Supergirl and TNT may pick up Titans. Even though some of these have been confirmed to be in separate continuities, Goyer gives the standard “never say never” response to the possibility. “You know, never say never. There aren’t any immediate plans, but it would be interesting to try that, to do kind of an internetwork crossover. I think anything’s possible. But we have to get our sea legs first. We’ve gotta premiere in a couple of weeks, and hopefully the audience likes what we’ve got and then we’ll see.” Stay tuned for more news on Constantine as we draw closer to its October 24th premiere.