NBC’s cult favorite Constantine might be gone, but it’s not forgotten. Turns out, former star Matt Ryan might be making the jump over to another DC series.
Back before NBC decided to pull the plug on the low-rated horror series, there were rumblings that Constantine might crossover into The CW’s superhero hit Arrow. Arrow had just taken a supernatural turn with the addition of the Lazarus Pit and Ra’s al Ghul, so it seemed like a natural entry point, and everyone seemed keen to make it happen. But then, attention turned from crossovers to cancellation, and we didn’t hear much else.
Good news: Those conversations are apparently still underway, and Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle says they’re actively working to close a deal with Matt Ryan (and all the movers and shakers at Warner Bros and DC) to make it a reality. Here’s an excerpt from her comments to IGN:
“Yeah, we really want to do it. It’s something we've been talking to DC about and it's just a question of some political things, but also the actor's schedule. We're trying to work it out, but we don't know 100 percent if it's going to happen But we're really optimistic and we would love to have him.”
Considering how much The CW’s DC universe has expanded over the past year with the addition of The Flash (and the pending launch of Legends of Tomorrow), it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to bring John Constantine in for an arc. It’d also serve as a nice goodbye for the character (or heck, maybe a doorway to even more appearances?) and the fans left hanging by Constantine’s own cliffhanger finale.
What do you think? Would you like to see Constantine head to Starling City?