‘Constantine’: NBC Offers First Glimpse of DC Comics Character

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NBC is hoping to rev up comicbook fan interest in its Warner Bros. TV drama pilot based on the DC Comics property “Constantine.”

The Peacock on Thursday released a photo of star Matt Ryan in character as the Liverpool conman turned occult detective John Constantine, who finds himself battling dark forces to protect Earth.

“Constatine” hails from David S. Goyer, Neil Marshall and Daniel Cerone. The trio boasts plenty of genre-fan cred through Goyer’s work on “The Dark Knight” series, Marshall’s time on “Game of Thrones” and Cerone’s stint on “Dexter.”

“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” Goyer said.

The Constantine character made his comicbook debut in 1985 as part of the “Swamp Thing” series. He then toplined his own “Hellblazer” and “Constantine” series.

British theps Matt Ryan’s past credits include Showtime’s “The Tudors” and BBC’s “Torchwood.”

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  1. Steve says:

    This show has already been cancelled. David Goyer is the hackiest.

  2. JR says:

    Is he kidding? “…looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers”??? The Comstanine I remember had blond hair. When did he get brown hair? And where’s the cigarette? Didn’t jump from the cover of any of the comics I remember.

    • Andy says:

      There is smoke coming up from our left side of the Picture, so he’s clearly holding the cig in his right hand(even though in the comics it would be almost permanentely placed in the corner of his mouth.

      The one thing that strikes me the most, though, is: Where is the worn-out look?
      This guy looks like he eats his oatmeal every breakfast and then go for a quick run, take a shower and apply som styling-Products to his hair.

      We’re supposed to be dealing with a guy with a seriously damaging Life-style here, and a fashionable loose tie and afternoon shade doesn’t do that.

  3. typo says:

    I’m just glad he’s not Keanu Reeves. Or Catholic. Or American. Or any of the other hundreds of things wrong with the movie.

  4. big daddy D says:

    The feature movie wasn’t half bad..Although I DESPISE Keanu Reeves!

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