The animated Constantine series was announced by the CW all the way back in January of last year, but little else has been revealed since then. Luckily, series star Matt Ryan has provided an update on the anticipated show with word that he’s returning to the voice booth in the next few weeks to finish recording.
In anticipation of his appearance tonight on the midseason premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, ComicBook.com caught up with Ryan, who was happy to discuss all things Constantine:
“I have done the animated series — I did that last year sometime, I think. It feels like a long time ago. I actually have to go in in the next couple weeks to do another session to finish it off.”
Ryan has now portrayed John Constantine in both live action and animation, a distinction that requires the actor to approach the character differently for each medium:
“It was great. It was a fantastic script and that was the first time I played him since, I think Justice League Dark animation, and obviously, it’s very different kind of playing him with a voice and actually playing the character in the live action as well, but it’s a great script and I’m looking forward to seeing it.”
If you can’t wait for the release of the animated series, be sure to catch Ryan on tonight’s Legends of Tomorrow, an episode the actor admits took a darker turn than he expected:
“It did feel like a Constantine episode in a way. Getting to do the exorcisms again is great because in the Arrow episode there’s only a little bit of the spells anythings, and there was quite a bit of that [in Legends] and it did feel like he was driving the episode. It was surprisingly darker than I thought it was going to be, which was great. I thought the tone of it was quite dark compared to what I’ve seen of previous episodes. I thought that was great, and that Constantine fitted right into that.”
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Check out the synopsis for the character’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, which airs tonight:
After Sara’s (Caity Lotz) encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan), a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the exorcism, Sara, Leo (guest star Wentworth Miller) and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray (Brandon Routh) and Zari (Tala Ashe) to try to take care of Constantine’s client. Meanwhile, Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate (Nick Zano) once again come face to face with Kuasa. Dominc Purcell also stars. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Matthew Maala.
There is currently no release date set for the Constantine animated series. Legends of Tomorrow returns with a new timeslot on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET starting tonight, February 12, 2018.
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