If you have been waiting for John Constantine to step into the Arrowverse, then your wish will soon be granted. ComicBook can confirm from the CW that the supernatural hero will appear on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for multiple episodes next season.
According to a release by Warner Bros., Matt Ryan will reprise his role as Constantine in the third season of Legends of Tomorrow. The character will have a part in episodes nine and ten. No other details were given about the hero’s role in the series, but fans can look forward to seeing an extended storyline for the character.
ComicBook reported Constantine would be coming to the Arrowverse last week during New York Comic Con. The announcement is one that fans have been waiting for after NBC cancelled its Constantine series. The show, which aired between 2014-2015, was a cult hit with fans but failed to draw in widespread ratings. Audiences had hoped The CW would pick up the series and add it to its on-going slate of Arrowverse series, but the dream never came true. After a short bit on Arrow in 2015, John Constantine faded away from the franchise. That is, until now.
Fans have long suspected that Constantine would show up on Legends of Tomorrow, and they only became more suspicious when showrunner Phil Klemmer told audiences it would be a “crime” to keep the hero out of the show. Recently, the producer even told Rotten Tomatoes that the hero will appear in season three to do “an exorcism,” so the show’s gang will likely come face-to-face with some supernatural threat soon that requires Constantine’s expertise.
If you are not familiar with Constantine, then you have a bit of history to catch up on. The hero first appeared under DC Comics during a run of Swamp Thing, but the hero proved popular enough to get his own series. John Constantine is a working-class occult detective and unparalleled con man whose known for his cynical wit. Despite his gruff attitude, Constantine is known for his humanitarian interests as the detective continues his dangerous work to help others who are being plagued by all things supernatural.
Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 10th.