Matt Ryan Will Play John Constantine Again In Arrow Season Four.
It has been rumoured for a while but now it is official - Constantine is back...sort of. There is no second series for the DC comic book character, but Matt Ryan will be playing John Constantine in Arrow season four's fifth episode Haunted.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim made the following statement regarding this character's return. "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."
He went on to describe how John Constantine would fit into the Arrowverse. "The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series."
Constantine star Matt Ryan also followed this announcement with a video message on Twitter along with the message 'The Trench Coat is being dusted off. #Constantine #Arrow @CW_Arrow @amellywood looking forward to it. #thisfall'
While not exactly official, Constantine joins Arrow, The Flash and the upcoming Legends Of Tomorrow in a rapidly expanding TV superhero universe. Which is great news as Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment's Chairman confirmed today that the upcoming Supergirl will not be connected.
"I’m a little bit of a superhero geek and I have a lot of respect for what characters inhabit certain universes. People think “Oh yeah, pick up one character and let them fly over in another setting. You really have to be respectful and mindful of what each universe says you can and cannot do. Obviously we’re working very closely with DC. Our producers — Greg Bertlanti is kind of the poster child for this field. I’m just saying right now we’re not doing it. We’re doing it promotionally, but we always stay open. They’re very very inventive in terms of what they can and will do in the future."
Of course, who knows what the future will bring for John Constantine or Supergirl? More news as we have it.