In a recent Twitter announcement Adi Shankar, the artist behind so many awesome pieces of work like Castlevania revealed that he would be making Devil May Cry series. In an interview with IGN, he further explained what went down and how he hopes to bring Devil May Cry and Castlevania into one cohesive shared universe. Check it out below.
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— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
Shankar said that he has “acquired these rights so […] Hollywood [doesn’t] fuck this up.” It’s not clear if that’s a reference to the creative liberties that Hollywood studios have taken with other Capcom franchises, like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.
He also told IGN that his Devil May Cry series will “join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse.” Shankar gained notoriety with a series of unauthorized, often graphically violent short films based on Marvel’s Venom and The Punisher, Judge Dredd, and the Power Rangers. Those shorts existed as part of what Shankar called his “bootleg universe.”
“Let the speculation begin,” he said, acknowledging that it’s odd that Devil May Cry and Castlevania would somehow exist in a shared space, considering they’re owned by two different companies. “You can read into that all you want.”
This is fascinating news. I myself have adored the Castlevania series and if Shankar and his team can bring the same level of nuance and brutality to the Devil May Cry series I will definitely be watching it. There are so many questions in my eyes. For example, will the voice talent of the Devil May Cry games transfer over?
Also, when will the series take place? Will we see Sparda with Dante and Vergil’s mom or like the game will we pick up with Dante having already built his office. Personally, I’d prefer if we went chronologically since the games have pretty much mapped out the whole series timeline-wise for our beloved half-demon Dante.
In any case, this is great news and I can’t wait to see the first trailer drop for Devil May Cry, #Jackpot