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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5 Actors Who Should Play Two-Face Ιn Τhe DC Extended Universe
While characters like Joker and Catwoman are the most popular among Batman’s rogues gallery, Two-Face is one of the most tragic and menacing. The character has already been played by Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart on the big screen, but Two-Face has yet to join the newly-created DC Extended Universe. With The Batman coming out soon, there’s a solid chance audiences will be introduced to Harvey Dent as Matt Reeves expands on Gotham City.
Two-Face wasn’t always a dastardly villain, though. He started out as a dedicated District Attorney in Gotham. After taking the mob to court too many times, Harvey had acid thrown on his face. Not only did the incident scar half of his face, but it also sent Dent down a path of mental instability. While Dent can control himself sometimes, more often than not his murderous persona comes out and the two are forced to argue for control over his actions. Obsessed with the the idea of chance and what’s fair, Two-Face has a personal history with the Caped Crusader that makes this dangerous villain an emotional challenge for Batman unlike any of his other foes.
Hit Next to see who should bring Two-Face back to the big screen in the DC Extended Universe!