The Devil May Cry animated series won’t have Chris Pratt
Back in 2018, Netflix Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar has announced that he has acquired the animation rights to The devil can cry. While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen an animated version of Dante (2007 saw the animated series Devil May Cry: The Animated Series), seeing this universe run by the creator of the much acclaimed Castlevania the series was definitely worth a slice of pizza (preferably without having to kill demons, as I’m not as fancy as Dante).
Where are we on the progress bar for The devil can cry?
According to IGN, Shankar gave new details about the series via an interview with IGN Japan. “The scripts for Season 1 are complete,” Shankar said. ” They are awesome. I couldn’t be more excited. The devil can cry will have eight episodes in its first season (double the amount we got in the first season of Castlevania), and Shankar already has plans for a multi-season arc – but hasn’t revealed how many seasons are planned.
He did, however, reveal who we can expect to see on the show … and who we won’t.
Dante, Vergil and Lady will be there. Chris Pratt won’t.
“I can confirm that Vergil is in it, as well as Lady, and of course Dante too,” he said, then added insolently, “I can also confirm that Chris Pratt will not be voicing any of the characters.”
This comment is, of course, in response to the fact that we are apparently in a Pratt-a-verse of animated films. In September, during a Nintendo Direct, the casting of the next Super Mario Bros. animated film has been announced. With Charles Martinet set to make a “surprise” appearance, Chris Pratt is set to take on the role of Mushroom-ingesting hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario.
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Twitter had a lot of thinking about it, but the buzz finally died down, as everyone does… until last week.
Last week (Monday in particular), Pratt was heralded as lasagna-loving feline Garfield, landing two big animated roles in less than two months that made Twitter collectively say, “Huh, that’s… definitely something. ? “
First Mario, now Garfield
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Shankar, showing that he is very aware of what’s going on in the animation world, did what any producer would do: comment on it for fun.
Maybe Pratt was just too busy with Mario and Garfield to be able to activate the “devil trigger”. The devil can cry. Or maybe he’ll voice a demon. Shankar said he would not express any of the characters, which could give way to “Background Demon Here to Be Obliterated by Ebony & Ivory for Style Points”.
Working with Capcom has been a dream for Shankar
All jokes aside, Shankar went on to say how much of a joy it was to work with Capcom on the project. Shankar was able to work with Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who was involved in The devil can cry since the beginning of the game franchise. Capcom fans will also recognize Kobayashi from the resident Evil franchise, among other titles (Dino Crisis, Dragon Dogma, Sengoku Basara to only cite a few). “The entire team, both from the management side and the creative side, have been incredibly supportive and kind,” said Shankar. “Kobayashi-san has been wonderful. It is truly a joy to work with Capcom. Their character library looks like nothing put together.
I can’t wait to see what Shankar takes The devil can cry looks like, not just because of Castlevania (but that’s certainly part of it), but because he’s working with Kobayashi, who produced the original game from 2001. I’m curious to see which direction the series is going in, especially since we’re at it. a point where Dante is older and we have newcomers like Nero that the story focuses on.
How far will Shankar go in the story? How much will the first season cover? Do we start from the very beginning or do we start with old Dante?
(Image: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images / Capcom)
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