Constantine To Guest Star On Arrow


Matt Ryan will reprise his role as John Constantine in the upcoming season of Arrow, The CW announced today at the Television Critics Association.

"It's a great one-shot episode," mentioned Mark Pedowitz during the CW's presentation, although obviously a number of DC Comics characters have come for one episode and ended up returning for more in Arrow's history.

Constantine, which ran for 13 episodes on NBC last season, became a cult favorite with a huge social media presence and a significant "Save our show" effort when it was announced that NBC wasn't ordering a back nine, or later a second season.

The CW was considered a "last hope" for Constantine to get a second-season pickup before the cast and crew's contracts lapsed earlier this summer. In the time since, fans have continued to press Arrow producers on the possibility of a crossover, and producers continue to say, essentially, that they hope they can make it happen but have no promises for anyone.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim had previously said that Constantine was considered as a potential "expert" they could have called upon during Season Three to give Oliver Queen the lowdown on the Lazarus Pit and other seemingly-mystical elements of Ra's al Ghul's mythology. While that never happened, magic and mysticism are themes that will be explored to a greater extent in Season Four.

Arrow returns with new episodes starting October 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Wednesdays on The CW.

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    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 25 Months


    Its awesome Matt Ryan once more, that's what we  need actors that are passionate about their comic book characters. 

    With any luck he could even cameo on Supernatural and iZombie, he'd be right at home on those shows! 

    It be pretty cool if somehow he could cross with Lucifer too but that's from Fox TV.

    This is the best news I've heard all this year, this just made my year.

    • Dixikid23
    • 195 Posts in 29 Months

    Yeeeaaaaayyyyy! :D :D :D

  1. Woo Hoo!

  2. Now that is great news! That cast and storyline was too good to just be dumped.

  3. Goddamn it. Now I HAVE to watch Arrow now. Or at least that one episode. Anyways, YAY!

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