There’s just one John Constantine. Effectively, technically if we’re speaking about on-screen portrayals there’s been two. However as a lot as I've a mushy spot for Keanu Reeves’ tackle the enduring occultist, I'm in fact speaking about Matt Ryan. That’s the ability the Welsh actor has. He’s taken on a personality whose solely cinematic outing was introduced to life by considered one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors and has via a number of tv sequence and animated movies molded himself into the definitive on-screen John Constantine for comics followers in all places. So it most likely shouldn’t be stunning that once I spoke with him about Justice League Dark: Apokolips Warfare, he had loads to say concerning the not too long ago introduced Justice League Darok HBO Max sequence… as soon as he knew it existed, that's.
Ryan has performed Constantine in two seperate TV reveals: NBC’s brief lived self-titled sequence, and The CW’s massively standard Legends of Tomorrow. He’s additionally voiced the character in a number of animated shorts and a few DC Animated films in addition to showing in different Arrowverse reveals throughout Disaster on Infinite Earths. Even earlier than I point out the J.J. Abrams-helmed HBO Max sequence, Ryan is effusively explaining his goals for a brand new John Constantine film. “I like the darker parts of John. There’s one thing concerning the Joker film that basically sort of related to me in the best way of like, ‘Shit, they want to do–I might love to do–a John Constantine film like that!’ Hear, I’ve had sleepless nights about it, actually. God, I’ve written remedies!”
Personally, my very own imaginative and prescient for a Justice League Dark sequence would focus on Zatanna, with Ryan as Constantine and Derek Mears returning as Swamp Factor. So I couldn’t assist however ask if Ryan would have or would need any half in it. However, because it seems, he wasn’t conscious it was taking place. “I’ve been studying over time concerning the Justice League Dark film, about all these makes an attempt. However is that this factor confirmed? Is it going forward?” he asks me.
After filling him in on the latest (and really minimal announcement) and the very fact will probably be helmed by J.J. Abrams, Ryan shares a superb anecdote. “There was a rumor years in the past a few Justice League Dark film with Guillermo del Toro,” he says. “And I had a gathering with him years in the past about The Pressure. The one factor that I discover is that a number of the time they don’t use the identical actors in the TV present because the film. Now generally that’s comprehensible. It’s all about tone and viewers, all these various factors. However when that film was gonna go forward, I known as my agent. I stated, ‘Hear, I do know that they most likely gained’t use the TV actor in the film.’ However I stated, ‘All I would really like is simply get me in the room as a result of I’m not a TV actor, I’m an actor.'”