Adi Shankar, executive producer of the Netflix-exclusive Castlevania animated series — which already has a third season green-lit following its six-episode run in 2017 and 2018 respectively — has stated he is currently in the early stages of drafting up a similarly animated adaptation of Capcom’s beloved hack-and-slash series, Devil May Cry. What’s more, strange as this may sound, Shankar is hoping for this to turn into a cross-over/multiverse, dubbing it the “bootleg multiverse”. A long way off from anything rivalling the MCU, but it’s a start perhaps.
Speaking to IGN, Shankar explained that Devil May Cry’s announcement was in part due to the success of Netflix’s Castlevania, of which he described as having “really over-performed. It did crazy well. We immediately got greenlit for Season 3.” However, it’s not confirmed that DMC’s animated adaption will, like Castlevania, remain exclusive to the Netflix platform, though one thing is for certain, Adi Shankar believes that his acquiring the rights to the IP mean that, in his own words: “the jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too.” A reference possibly to Shankar’s previous comments in interviews about his desire to do video game adaptations (for TV or movies) right.
Devil May Cry has already had an anime adaptation that began airing in 2007 in Japan and lasted for twelve episodes, with an english dub released three years later for North America in 2010. Devil May Cry’s fifth mainline video game outing meanwhile, is not too far away — releasing across PS4, Xbox One & PC next year on March 8.