John Constantine is a fascinating character with many layers. He is someone who is haunted by the sins committed in the past and then suddenly sent to defend humanity from the forces of darkness. “John Constantine is a weather worn exorcist and expert on the supernatural and the occult. He is a detective, magician, and a hunter of demons. There was also a movie made by Francis Lawrence on the character of John Constantine starring Keanu Reeves in the year 2005.
When John (played by Matt Ryan), was first introduced into the Arrow universe, Marc Guggenheim (Executive producer) said “We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired”. “The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring him to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.” He guest-starred in the fifth episode of Arrow season 4 titled “Haunted” where he used his special skills and helped Green Arrow restore Sara’s soul to her body.
There is a speculation that Matt Ryan may reprise his role as John Constantine on DC TV. The first time the series was aired on NBC but fans never got enough of it as it was discontinued/canceled only after thirteen episodes. There was a major “Save-Constantine” campaign launched by DC fans which were joined by Matt Ryan himself, but Comcast wasn’t interested. Grey Berlanti hinted at a revival of Constantine character but he didn’t confirm anything. Will we ever see a dedicated TV show on Constantine? Comment below.
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