Daniel Cerone, the executive producer of NBC’s short-lived Constantine series, continues to be impressed by Matt Ryan’s run as the character, a role he’s been inhabiting for close to four years now.
The former Constantine showrunner spoke to ComicBook.com and had nothing but praise for Ryan and his success over the course of live action appearances and animated series and films:
“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen an actor so completely bring to life an established comic book character as Matt Ryan did for John Constantine. Between the NBC series and his subsequent appearances on CW, it would feel strange to see or hear anyone else in that role at this point.”
Ryan first donned the famous trenchcoat in Cerone’s Constantine, which only lasted one season before being cancelled. Though not a ratings hit, he proved so popular with fans he was brought into the Arrowverse, appearing in a season four episode of Arrow. He can currently be seen guest starring on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and he’s also finishing up voice work for a Constantine animated series on The CW Seed. He also lent his voice to Justice League Dark, an R-rated animated film that’s not a part of the Arrowverse that sees Constantine joining forces with other supernatural characters from the DC Universe to tackle occult threats.
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