Hellblazer’s Constantine is coming to Arrow
Beware! All the souls who have sinned, Constantine is coming for your salvation. Matt Ryan will be reprising the role of Constantine . For those who do not know Matt Ryan role of Constantine in NBC’s Constantine . Matt Ryan has played the role of Mick Rawson on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. He performed the voice and motion capture of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft Montreal’s video game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Fog. In February, 2014 Ryan was cast as John Constantine and starred in all 13 episodes of the first and only season.
The character of John Constantine first appeared in The Saga of the Swamp Thing. He serves as the lead character of the comic books Hellblazer and Constantine. Constantine is a working class magician, occult detective and con man stationed in London. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan snarking and constant chain smoking but is also a passionate humanist driven by a heartfelt desire to do some good in his life. The Hellblazer series was the longest-running and most successful title of DC’s vertigo imprint
Ryan’s John Constantine will be seen struggling with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrusted into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. According to a description sent by The CW, Constantine will provide valuable support to Oliver(Stephen Amwell), when arrows just won’t suffice. Matt Ryan as John Constantine will also feature in The Flash and the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
As for how Team Arrow will handle the supernatural situation and Constantine ‘s approach to the occult , Guggenheim offers that Oliver will actually be the one, who gets it the most . It would be interesting, how Matt Ryan will reprise his role and we hope to see more of him in the series