Matt Ryan to reprise role as Constantine on ARROW

Matt Ryan will once again be donning the loose tie and trench coat aas his character, Constantine, will be making an appearance on the upcoming season of Arrow!

As the official statement from the CW states:

“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, and will provide critical support to Oliver when arrows aren’t enough. 

Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim 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 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 was cancelled by NBC earlier this year but due to being produced by Warner Bros, whom own The CW, they are able to have the same character and actor be resurrected from television purgatory and make an appearance on Arrow. Soon after the show was cancelled, this was a rumored option for the large fan base of the show and now we have it confirmed! 

Matt Ryan will guest star on Episode 5 of Season 4 entitled “Haunted,” where John will assist in some way with Damien Darhk and assist with a resurrection of a character… *(cough)* Sara Lance *(cough)* for Legends of Tomorrow *(cough, cough)*…

All fans of the terrific, now cancelled, show have hope now that John Constantine will continue to join the rest of The CW’s DC Universe shows and one day might get his own show revived with The CW.


Source: IGN

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