Constantine may have been canceled unjustly, but star Matt Ryan at least took home one memento of his time plays the DC Comics character.
Ryan revealed that he has in his possession one of Constantine’s most iconic objects.
"I stole the lighter, which is like embossed with all these etchings, it's a really cool lighter,” Ryan reveals to MyM Buzz at Heroes & Villains Fest. “I’ve got that. I don’t use it though because I’ll lose it.”
Ryan did reprise his role as Constantine for an episode of Arrow. He considered taking home a souvenir from that set as well but ultimately decided against it.
“I got some stuff from the Constantine set, but not the Arrow set, unfortunately. I was thinking about taking the feather, but it would have just broken in my bag,” Ryan admits.
Still, even without a physical keepsake, Ryan has plenty of fond memories of his time on the Arrow set.
“It was great,” Ryan remembers. “Those guys have been doing that show for a while and sometimes it can be difficult going in and doing a guest star on something with such a tight knit group of people, but they were all really welcoming and it was all really good fun to film with Stephen and that whole cast and crew as well.”
Does that mean he might return to Arrow for a second time? Ryan leaves the door wide open.
“I don’t know. That is a question I’m getting quite a lot,” he says. “It was actually really great to kind of reprise the character of Constantine on Arrow and if the opportunity arose again I don’t think I’d say no to it. I’ve been lucky enough to have been busy since then so the opportunity hasn’t arisen, but who knows?”
Constantine ran for a single season on NBC. Ryan reprised his role for a guest appearance on Arrow and voiced the character in the animated Justice League Dark movie. An animated Constantine series, with Ryan voicing the character again, is in the works at CW Seed.