Several weeks back, on the heels of the success of the second season of Castlevania, executive producer Adi Shankar took to social media to tease a future project. He said he’d be working with an old video game company to bring one of their properties to life, and there were rumors he was talking about a Legend of Zelda series.
Alas, it looks like rumors of a Zelda series were much ado about nothing, but that’s not to say the real news is a letdown. Shankar revealed to IGN earlier today that he will be creating a series for the popular Capcom video game franchise Devil May Cry — but that’s not where the excitement ends. Apparently, both Devil May Cry and Castlevania will also both inhabit same world, known as the “Bootleg Multiverse,” which is a call back to his series of short films collectively called the Bootleg Universe.
There is no word on how or if this will affect the plot for Castlevania, but Shankar made sure to acquire Devil May Cry for one specific reason — “so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too,” as Shankar told the outlet. Well, at least he’s being honest. One interesting thing to me is that these two games are owned by separate companies — Konami and Capcom, respectively, so it’s interesting they’ll be incorporated into the “franchise,” so to speak.
Devil May Cry made its debut on the PS2 in 2001 and has gone on to spawn several sequels. The franchise is no stranger to adaptations, as it received an anime adaptation back in 2007 from renowned studio Madhouse.
There is currently no word yet on what network this thing could go to, but given the success Castlevania has had, Netflix seems like a logical choice.
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— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
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SOURCE: Adi Shankar, IGN