NBC is bringing “Constantine” to life this fall. If there is any judgements to be made from this trailer alone (which is full of easter eggs) its that they are definitely sticking close to the original “Hellblazer” material.
This is a large departure from the 2005 Francis Lawrence film, that starred Keanu Reeves as John Constantine. Although that adaptation was enjoyable and entertaining enough, it did stray from the original material in a lot of ways. The main one being that Constantine is supposed to be a blonde British gent that tosses the word bollocks around more than a few times.
Well NBC decided to go with a bollocks filled approach to the smart-ass, self destructive exorcist by casting Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) in the starring role.
The entire trailer is filled with nuggets of otherworldly goodness with Ryan at the center treating the part with all intended respect.
To fans of the comic this is fantastic news. With other shows like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” being part of the larger “Avengers” universe, perhaps we will get to see a bit of Constantine in the larger DC universe. It would also be awesome to see Constantine cross paths with other supernatural DC characters like Zatanna. Or in the biggest hope of a fan boys dreams, maybe we will get a Sandman crossover!
Looks like we will have to wait till Fall to see just how good or bad this turns out to be, but from the trailer alone I’m getting my boarding pass ready for a round trip to hell along side Constantine.
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!