Last night, I finished marathoning the latest season of Legends of Tomorrow, DC and CW’s supergroup show, and goddamn, am I bummed out about it. Without getting too deep into it, this season was the last time Matt Ryan is going to portray John Constantine, who is my favorite character in DC’s TV universe (and possibly my favorite live-action portrayal of a superhero right now). Ryan’s returning in season seven as a new character, but the writers had to write off our favorite bisexual warlock monster fucker, supposedly because HBO Max is creating a new adaptation around the character with a different actor. And I’ve genuinely been mourning Ryan’s version of the character today after so many years enjoying him as both the face and voice of a character I’ve come to love. So my DC-loving heart is broken, and it could use a nice bandage over the wound, which is why I hope that Injustice developer NetherRealm Studios sending representation to DC FanDome 2021 means we’re going to hear something new about a possible Injustice 3 game.
DC released a new trailer for its digital event later this month listing out all the talent from its various projects that will be showing up, and while there are some non-surprises like actors behind different iterations of its heroes like Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, John Cena fresh off of The Suicide Squad, and Robert Pattison ahead of his upcoming Batman film, Injustice series Creative Director Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios is also set to make an appearance. Given that Injustice 2 is four years old and not receiving new support lately, I would like to think Boon would be there to talk about something brand new. But the Injustice series is also getting an animated adaptation, which won’t be out by the time the DC FanDome event takes place on October 16, as the Blu-ray and digital release date is on October 19. So it’s entirely possible Boon might be part of some presentation regarding the movie instead of Injustice 3.
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Even if Injustice 3 isn’t part of DC FanDome, there have been hints that the series might be making a return, but it’s unclear if that was referencing the movie, a third game, or possibly more comics set in its alternate universe. If it is Injustice 3, please put Constantine in it this time instead of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.