Following the new that Matt Ryan will reprise his role as John Constantine on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the first details have emerged about his two-episode arc.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Phil Klemmer revealed that Ryan will appear as the fan-favorite magician and con man in episodes nine and 10 of the CW drama’s upcoming third season. His arc takes place, chronologically, after his appearance in Arrow Season 4, in which Oliver Queen called upon Constantine to restore the soul of Sara Lance.
“As for the character of Constantine, we knew that an alienated, chain-smoking, bisexual, world-weary demonologist would feel right at home among our Legends,” Klemmer told the website. “His appearance in Episode 310 will involve the following: a revisiting of Arrow Season 4 and the events following that season’s finale episode; a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends — the name we’ve only heard whispered until now, Mallus; some hot sex — something that has been in short supply on the Waverider thus far in Season 3; and Damien Darhk (Neil McDonough), because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk? More than anything, the episode promises to be scary as you know what — tonally it’s The Exorcist meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Demonic possession in a mental institution, what’s not to love?”
Ryan starred as Constantine on NBC’s live-action 2015 series, which was canceled after just 13 episodes. In addition to his guest role on Arrow, Ryan voiced the character earlier this year in Justice League Dark, the director-to-DVD animated movie, and will star in the upcoming Constantine animated series, debuting next year on the CW Seed digital platform.
Returning Tuesday on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen, and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel.
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