This seems to be the week to reveal the look of television superhero characters! Earlier, the CW unveiled Grant Gustin as The Flash in full costume for their upcoming Fall series of the same name. Now, NBC has released this image of Matt Ryan as the deadpan snarking occult detective, Constantine.
It seems that David Goyer (‘Man of Steel’, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’) is keeping to his promise that the series will be more in tune with the comics than what was last seen on the big screen. As you can see, the look of Constantine is what you would expect if you were a fan of the comics – right down Ryan dying his hair blond to what looks like cigarette smoke surrounding him. As Goyer explains:
“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.”
The latest image is actually the second photo of Ryan in the garb as last night, the cast and crew posed for this shot for the ongoing tribute to Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the young 27-year-old camera assistant who was tragically killed by a freight train while working on the set of musician Gregg Allman’s biopic ‘Midnight Rider’.
Although the pilot is filming now, it will be some time before we actually see the final product on the small screen as ‘Constantine’ is being looked for a 2014/2015 premiere if it is lucky enough to get green lit to a series by the network execs. While the look seems right on the money, it now just comes down to the writing and acting.
From the success of shows like ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Grimm’ and buzz worthiness of DC programs like ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Gotham’, it is easy to see that ‘Constantine’ is a project to look forward to!
So what do you think Constantine fans? Does Ryan have what it takes to be Constantine? Let us know what you think in the comments!
‘Constantine’ follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.