We’ve been able to enjoy Matt Ryan‘s take on John Constantine again thanks to The CW’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ but it isn’t clear how much longer the hero might be around. Yes, the Season 4 finale gave us Olivia Swann’s Astra Logue back and sending evil souls into the real world, but after the story plays out, you’d think we might be back to time-traveling shenanigans that wouldn’t need Constantine.
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Thanks to an interview at this year’s Television Critics Association press tour, we found out from CW president Mark Pedowitz that Constantine would be central to the upcoming season. However, fans shouldn’t get their hopes up of another stand-alone show quite yet.
“In the finale, we are going to see a terribly nuanced version of Astra. She, unlike most people in Hell, isn’t going to appear evil through and through. Should we have the chance to continue the story next season, there’s a flip side to the coin of this girl — now woman — who resents him and had been corrupted by her experience. She blames him for everything that went wrong in her life.”
Again, I feel like there’s a chance to get underneath all that. For us, it’s just always about revealing new sides of these characters that you think you know inside and out. I never would have thought that John Constantine would fit in with the Legends and onboard the Waverider, but I think for next season, we want to keep digging deep on this guy because obviously, he feels pretty bottomless. He’s a bottomless pit of darkness, but also, there’s no end to the pathos and the tragedy. There is such a pure impulse to what John does. Beneath all the self-loathing, he’s such noble man. I guess that’s why we keep wanting to know what happens next because it’s like he’s endlessly fascinating.”
It sounds like Klemmer has no thoughts of kicking Constantine off the ship anytime soon. However, with a stand-alone series not currently being considered, one has to hope that they’ll have at least one more supernatural world-ending threat to deal with after taking care of Astra in the upcoming season.
Are you thrilled that John Constantine will be fully included in the fifth season of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’? Do you think that there will be enough room for him on The CW to have his own series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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