‘Arrow’ focuses on the more down-to-Earth side of DC Comics, while ‘The Flash’ will welcome the more science fiction aspects. It looks like NBC’s ‘Constantine’ will embrace the supernatural corner of the DC Universe and not just the title character played by Matt Ryan (who looks flawless in the role, by the way). Very early into the sinister clip, you see a certain signature costume piece from a very high-profile magical super hero.
I’ll just let you check it out for yourself, but slight SPOILER WARNING as this does give away a bit about the show, if you wanted to go in cold:
Yep, that is definitely Doctor Fate‘s helmet. Does that mean that character may pop up on the show? That would certainly be cool. Brent Stait previously played the sorcerer on ‘Smallville’ and the hero is possibly DC’s biggest name magical character.
According to executive producer David S. Goyer, the creators of ‘Constantine’ “have access to the occult corner of the DC universe.”
Could that mean that more mystical characters will find their way onto the show? The character of John Constantine originated in the comic book ‘Swamp Thing’ a character who headlined two movies in the 80s and his own TV show in the early 90s, as well as a cartoon series, so there is another possible character that could appear.
In the current comics, John Constantine is part of ‘Justice League Dark’ which incorporates Dead Man, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu, Frankenstein, Midnight Nurse, vampire Andrew Bennett and Princess Amaya from the House of Amethyst, among others. Could any of these characters factor into ‘Constantine’?
Anything is possible, but Goyer stresses that the show won’t be a “guest star of the week” show. “There are over 300 issues of ‘Hellblazer,’” he said,“Some of the best writers in the business have been writing Constantine, and we’re going to use that as our source material.”
One thing we do get a glimpse of in the trailer is Constantine’s interaction with sidekick (of sorts) Chaz (played by Charles Halford). Unfortunately, we already know that the pilot episode will vary from the rest of the series, as female lead original creation Liv Aberdine (played by Lucy Griffiths) was dropped after the first episode in favor of Zed, a character from the comics played by Angelica Celaya.
Which magical heroes (or villains) do you want to see on ‘Constantine’?