Good evening guys, I hope you’re all doing well. Let’s talk about an interesting announcement!
So it has been announced by DC/the CW that “Constantine” will get his glorious return… sort of. What the hell am I talking about? “Constantine” was a short-lived series on NBC, and it was based on the comic book character of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), an exorcist/demonologist with a devil-may-care attitude and a troubled past. The show was canceled after only 13 episodes, probably due to low(ish) ratings. Despite that failure it garnered a pretty solid fanbase. And to be completely honest, I am part of that fanbase. I loved “Constantine”, it was a very entertaining and engaging fantasy-thriller show that unfortunately ended with quite the twist/cliffhanger. Matt Ryan was fantastic in the role of John Constantine, and I wanted to see more of him in that role! So you can imagine how happy I was when he popped up in an episode of “Arrow” season 4, because not only did it give me more of Ryan as Constantine, but it also meant that there was a possibility of him popping up even more in the CW’s “Arrow-verse”. And now we finally got the announcement that he would get his own show… sort of. Instead of a live action series that you could watch weeknights on the television, it will be an animated series on CW seed, the channel’s online streaming service where you can also watch “Vixen”, another CW animated series that ties into the “Arrow-verse”. But hey, it at least means we’re getting more of our favorite DC demonologist. Even better, Matt Ryan will be back to voice the character… which he also did for the upcoming DC animated movie “Justice League Dark”, which I am really excited for! While no official release date has been set, the animated “Constantine” series will most likely air in the later parts of this year.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited for this new “Constantine” animated series? And what are your thoughts on the short-lived NBC series? And while we’re at it, what are your thoughts on the Keanu Reeves “Constantine” movie? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments!
Have a good one!