NBC pulled the plug on Constantine, but that won't stop Matt Ryan, the star of the short-lived DC Comics-based series, from reappearing as the salty demon hunter. Ryan will reprise John Constantine for a guest spot on Arrow. Now have a new image and details from his "Haunted" episode, which airs next month on The CW.
"They moved heaven and Earth to get me here," Ryan told TV Guide. "I was starting rehearsals for a play with Keira Knightley in New York on the first of September. And originally, where the episode sat in the season, I wouldn't have been able to do it because of my schedule. But everybody just pulled together and moved some things around and really made it work."
In the last episode of Arrow, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) was resurrected with help from the Lazarus Pit, but she's nothing like her former self. That will be the opening Arrow needs to introduce Constantine.
"There is not much that I can say about the plot," Ryan offered, but does reveal Oliver calls on him. "There's a little history between them... I would not say that they are friends. I would say that they are acquaintances who have a past. John owes him."
Team Arrow isn't prepared for the supernatural issues Sara is going through, nor are they prepared for the cocky attitude from her chain-smoking savior. "John knows there are worlds beyond our world, and he is used to dealing with these things on a day-to-day basis," he explained. "So bringing him into a scenario with a group of people who have never witnessed anything like this is just fascinating. And John is an arrogant bugger too, so they are a little thrown off by him. You know, he's the guy who will give the finger to the devil. So you have this arrogant, trench coat-wearing guy... and Oliver Queen. It's great!"
Check out the new still in the tweet below.
MATT RYAN REPRISES HIS ROLE AS JOHN CONSTANTINE ON ARROW — When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan).
John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan and Oscar Balderrama.
"Haunted" episode of Arrow airs Wednesday, November 4 on The CW.