CONSTANTINE Finds Its 'Papa Midnite' For Season One

CONSTANTINE Finds Its 'Papa Midnite' For Season One

There had been talk of classic Constantine supporting character Papa Midnite playing a role in the first season of the NBC series, but now an actor has been found to play the Voodoo King of New Orleans. Who is it? Well, you can find out that and more after the jump!

USA Today reveals that relative newcomer Michael James Shaw will join the cast of Constantine this year in the recurring role of Papa Midnite, the Voodoo King of New Orleans. They describe the character as, "a formidable magical adversary for demon hunter John Constantine," though in the comic books he actually leads a violent street gang and is considered the deadliest sorcerer in all of Manhattan. That's all we know about his role in the series for now, but Midnite has been both an ally and enemy to John Constantine over the years, so it should be interesting to see how they handle the character. For those of you with a good memory, Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou played the character in the 2005 movie. What do you guys think? 

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Pasto - 8/15/2014, 1:02 PM
Every time I read 'Papa Midnight' I think of the awesome song 'Papa Was a Rollin Stone'.
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:12 PM
I'm not sure who this actor is, so I can't say much one way or the other. Whatever, I'm pretty sure my approval means jack shit on most topics.
batz11 - 8/15/2014, 1:12 PM
Papa Don't Preach...
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:14 PM
Sigh. Bloody hell.

I regret that I ever quit smoking. I want one so bad I can feel it in my f*cking bones.
JoeMomma29 - 8/15/2014, 1:15 PM
Ummmm PapaJohns!!!!!!

Deschain99 - 8/15/2014, 1:16 PM
I'm in trouble deep . . .
JoeMomma29 - 8/15/2014, 1:16 PM
Hey Batz loves to being a Papa!

shabat - 8/15/2014, 1:17 PM
cipher - keep it up man, that shit'll kill ya...of course, so will everything else...

lol, that was not meant to tempt you back into it. shit, I just [frick]ed this up.
JoeMomma29 - 8/15/2014, 1:17 PM
LMAO! I found Jilly's avatar by accident!!!!

batz11 - 8/15/2014, 1:20 PM
Joe, I have dormant genes...
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:22 PM

Haha, it's cool, man. I get the feeling I'm going to die young anyway, but my girlfriend will absolutely KILL me if she catches me smoking again. I don't want to let 'er down.
BabyGroot - 8/15/2014, 1:22 PM

This was all I could find of this guy. He starred in this short parody of Mad Men influenced by blaxploitation.

shabat - 8/15/2014, 1:24 PM
hah, yeah man, you let her down, Lord help you! Women should always be handled with kid gloves.
batz11 - 8/15/2014, 1:24 PM
Black Panther... had to be the first to say it, only cause he's black...
MrCBM56 - 8/15/2014, 1:26 PM
@ciph- haha. I heard chewing gum helps?
Desrow - 8/15/2014, 1:29 PM
Solid pick

EhMaybeSays - 8/15/2014, 1:33 PM
We all know Idris Elba has to be cast as BP as well as John Stewart and Martian Manhunter.
Destined - 8/15/2014, 1:33 PM
I can dig it.
MementoMori - 8/15/2014, 1:37 PM
@cipher- Hahahaha. One of my favorite John Constantine quotes relates to this directly. "I woke up, gasping for a fag." And your posts are some of my favorite on this site, good sir.
PunkRockJesus - 8/15/2014, 1:37 PM

I LOVE that this show is giving lesser known actors a shot with their characters! Hopefully, he nails the role!
Gusto - 8/15/2014, 1:38 PM
Jesus, Joe!
Take that creepy little [frick]er down!!!!!
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:40 PM
MrCBM- Ha, that's what I did at first!! Mouthfuls of that shit. Every time the girlfriend was in the room I chewed louder. I'm always twitchy an' shit, too. I just sit there flicking the lighter all day to keep my hands busy.

Of course keeping lighters around probably isn't the brightest idea when you're trying not to smoke, but, hey.. I worked hard to collect some o' those, dammit. I'm a mass of contradictions, I know.
yossarian - 8/15/2014, 1:41 PM
There is only one "Papa" I give a shit about.

George Papadopoulos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:42 PM

Hahahaha, brilliant, mate. I feel his pain. That's why I love the bastard.
Hey, thanks, man. I appreciate the kind words. Take it easy, bud.

yossarian - 8/15/2014, 1:43 PM
@Brolinite - I'm sorry my like of Adam Goldberg upsets you so much that you felt the need to report me. I hope you are having a great day and I hope nothing but good things happen for you this weekend.
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:43 PM
SuperCat - 8/15/2014, 1:43 PM
Looks like a good choice.
yossarian - 8/15/2014, 1:46 PM
Just [frick]ing smoke Cipher. I am trying to find one of those vapor things that looks like an actual pipe. Then I will switch. Or I might just start smoking a pipe.
cipher - 8/15/2014, 1:48 PM
Ha, the devil on my shoulder.
yossarian - 8/15/2014, 1:50 PM
I've had it with no mother [frick]ing DD costume in the mother [frick]ing news!

MercwithMouth - 8/15/2014, 1:50 PM
Just happy they finally cast someone in the role. He'll never live up to the brilliance of Djimon Hounsou, but hopefully he'll be great.

I loved Constantine, and here's my favorite scene. "Finger-lickin' good"

batz11 - 8/15/2014, 1:54 PM
@cipher every time you feel the urge, turn to your lady and ask her to smoke your pole, if she declines that invitation, tell her you are startng back up, k? Let me know how that goes...
blackandyellow - 8/15/2014, 1:55 PM
yoss, a lot of bars are starting to ban those vaporizers because you can put hash oil in them. My old favorite bar banned them. Speaking of which, the search for a new bar continues tonight.
yossarian - 8/15/2014, 1:59 PM
@B&Y - Oh for [frick] sakes...really? I hate this country sometimes.

My GF is out of town until Sunday. I am going home. I am going to run with the dog. I am going to drink beer while watching as much Twilight Zone as I can until she gets back.
cipher - 8/15/2014, 2:07 PM
Hahaha, will do, batz.

I think we both need to relieve some tension anyway.
McGee - 8/15/2014, 2:22 PM
MercwithMouth - 8/15/2014, 2:56 PM
Nice, Papa Shango
PapaEmeritus - 8/15/2014, 3:01 PM
I approve.
DCGuy - 8/15/2014, 3:23 PM

Also Shout out to @Pasto for reminding me of one of my fav groups ever THE TEMPTATIONS!
BlindJustice - 8/15/2014, 3:36 PM
Don't forget Papa Smurf!

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