Fresh off the news of his return to the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, more details have surfaced in regards to John Constantine’s upcoming appearance on the show.
Matt Ryan returns in his role the fan-favorite occult detective as in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, some new light has been shed on why DC’s Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer decided to bring the character back to the Arrowverse:
“Having Matt Ryan reprise his iconic — dare we say legendary — role of John Constantine on Legends is something that [executive producer] Marc [Guggenheim] and I have been working toward since season one, and now the stars have finally aligned.”
The executive producer continued to tease Constantine’s role in the upcoming episode and why he feels the character is a good fit for the show’s motley crew of villains and heroes alike:
“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. His appearance in episode 310 will involve the following: a revisiting of Arrow season four and the events following that season’s finale episode, a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends, some hot sex – something that has been in short supply on the Waverider thus far in season three – and Damien Darhk (Neil McDonough), because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk?”
With Ryan’s live-action take of Constantine first deriving from his ill-fated NBC show, Klemmer also advised that the two episode arc that he will appear in will embrace the supernatural and horror elements that the character has become synonymous with:
“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?”
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heatwave, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel and Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen.
“After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time traveling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns for its third season tomorrow, October 10th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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