James Gunn says the heroes of Vertigo are coming to the New DC Universe
DC’s Vertigo was one of the company’s most popular imprints. That’s why it’s surprising how few of his characters make it to the big screen. Fortunately, it seems that James Gunn and other executives at DC Studios are going to pay a little more attention to them. We’ve had several DC Vertigo characters in the media in recent memory, like Neil Gaiman Sandman or Keanu Reeves in Constantine. But those were suddenly released.
Perhaps the rationale behind not leaning into some of these features is twofold. Originally, Vertigo was created specifically to feature characters and stories that were specifically for a mature audience, rather than a general audience. Second, it appears that DC too lasered in on reinventing the MCU formula. As a result, they continued to build the Justice League and strengthen some of their greatest heroes. Somehow, heroes like The Flash and Cyborg were left in the dust before their release Justice Leagueand it ended up annoying moviegoers.
A fan recently reached out to James Gunn on Twitter to ask if we’d be seeing any other Vertigo characters, besides Swamp Thing, who was announced as one of the ten movies and shows coming to the DC Universe new at Gunn. He replied that they are looking into “a couple of possible things. “
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Tons of fans are speculating that one of those things could be the return of Constantine, whether that means Keanu Reeves reprising his role or not. Hellblazer This is probably one of the most basic parts of the Vertigo print. We could also see some projects that are perhaps a little more niche, such as the critically acclaimed Grant Morrison The Invisibles. Maybe even a Sandman spinoff with Death! There are many interesting possibilities.
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