NBC has dropped the first images of Matt Ryan as DC/Vertigo comic anti-hero John Constantine in the upcoming NBC pilot 'Constantine', based on the long-running comic series. Looks like they absolutely NAILED it!
Production has started on the new pilot for Constantine from executive producers Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall, and NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have released the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.
“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer. CONSTANTINE follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.
Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.