Expect A Blond, British John CONSTANTINE For His NBC TV Series

Expect A Blond, British John CONSTANTINE For His NBC TV Series

No word yet on what actor will play the foul mouthed occultist in the show, but Bleeding Cool reckon they've at least confirmed that this incarnation will be a lot truer to the comic book character than Keanu Reeves' big screen version. Click on for more.



When it was announced that Hellblazer's John Constantine would be getting his own NBC series many fans were concerned that we'd be getting another Americanized version of the character, but according to Bleeding Cool we can rest easy on that front, as whoever ends up in the role, he will be playing a blond haired Brit. The site maintain that although they may not cast a British actor, Constantine will "be a Londoner, and he’s going to talk with his accent." In the comics JC originates from Liverpool and would have a very distinctive Scouse accent - I wouldn't hold out for that! However, this is still very encouraging news. Who do you think would make a great small-screen Constantine?
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thewonderer - 2/1/2014, 8:28 AM
Idris Elba
r4dagast - 2/1/2014, 8:29 AM
Liquid Snake
Inhuman - 2/1/2014, 8:30 AM
Constantine movie was one of the stand out DC movies. I wish they made a sequel =/
QuestiontheAnswer - 2/1/2014, 8:30 AM
Get one of those Downton Abbey actors.
TheGambitFreak - 2/1/2014, 8:30 AM
Please be Michael Cera.... Michael Cera, Michael Cera, Michael Cera! Big money, big money, big money!
marvel72 - 2/1/2014, 8:31 AM
blond & british is good enough,if you give him the scouse accent it'll have to come with subtitles for our american friends.

i remember an interview with oasis on american tv & it came with subtitles,so did trainspotting & cheryl cole did as well when she was on american tv.
TheBlacksmith - 2/1/2014, 8:33 AM
Marc Warren would be a good choice I think.

Havensent - 2/1/2014, 8:38 AM
I love your pick, Blacksmith. Also, I LOVE Hustle. A really great show.
Roto41 - 2/1/2014, 8:39 AM
I always thought that Charlie Hunnam would be perfect for this character.
mrHJK - 2/1/2014, 8:42 AM
There is more to a character than hair color and accent. Reeves must have been pretty great in the role if those are the only two things he was missing.
Zordan - 2/1/2014, 8:46 AM
charlie hunnam?
iambosh - 2/1/2014, 8:46 AM
Daniel Craig. perfectly grizzled and cocky. second choice would be Guy Pierce or Sean Bean
batz11 - 2/1/2014, 8:46 AM
Thank me later for casting the perfect guy...


PsyGuy - 2/1/2014, 8:46 AM
Kevin McKidd would be great

Franshu - 2/1/2014, 8:49 AM
@The Blacksmith

That guy looks SPOT ON.

@batz11
Not a bad choice, either. But since he's working on GoT, I think that's highly unlikely to happen
thejon93rd - 2/1/2014, 8:50 AM
Charlie Hunnam was always my pick, because I'd like to see Guillermo del Toro directing (as he did with Hunnam in Pacific Rim), but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would be great too (Alan Taylor could make some strong episodes I'm sure).
thewonderer - 2/1/2014, 8:56 AM
Ugh people want Charlie Hunnam for every blonde superhero, be creative.

Coster-Waldau is busy doing currently the greatest show on TV

I actually really love the idea of Sean Bean. Could work.

Wonderwolf - 2/1/2014, 8:58 AM
Jude Law, all day long. Actually it's kind of a shame that Johnnie Lee Miller has that shit Sherlock Holmes show because he would be great too.
xstryker - 2/1/2014, 9:10 AM
John Simms!!!!! Aka the Master from dr who!
Woodsy - 2/1/2014, 9:16 AM
Maybe I should audition! I'm male, blonde, and a scouser haha
BlackIceJoe - 2/1/2014, 9:23 AM
Well that is great news.
CaptainAmerica31 - 2/1/2014, 9:35 AM
Lol idris Elba
DukeAcureds - 2/1/2014, 9:40 AM
Clive Owen. And what do you mean we shouldn't hold out for the scouse accent? Constantine's accent should be a mix of scouse and cockney with a slight hint of geordie. They should get an actor that can pull that off. Probably best to get a Brit, so that we don't just get Dick Van Dyke as John Constantine.
There is already a very cool British director, so I don't see why they couldn't get a British lead.
I would go for an older Constantine and just use the Hellblazer run as backstory. That would be pretty neat. Also, they need to differentiate themselves from the Dark Universe Constantine, which will likely be the younger version.
Clive Owen is the way to go.








Just dye his hair. If that's not John Constantine, then I don't know who is. Maybe Jude Law or Paul Bettany, I guess. But Clive Owen would be much better.
MrCameron - 2/1/2014, 9:46 AM
Jude Law, Sean Bean, or Colin Farrell
DukeAcureds - 2/1/2014, 9:46 AM
TheBlackSmith@ Not a bad choice. I was thinking the same thing when he popped up in Wanted. Looks like Sting, but gritty. Good choice.
CaptainObvious - 2/1/2014, 9:48 AM
Nathan Fillion. Because I have no imagination. Bryan Cranston, Idris Elba, and Jaime Alexander will do, too.
JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 9:52 AM
Robert Pattinson :P
Pyreezy - 2/1/2014, 10:08 AM
Daniel craig for constantine
thebearjew - 2/1/2014, 10:11 AM
COOL! theyre actually getting someone who looks like the character
bad-ass
Fantine - 2/1/2014, 10:13 AM
Dan Stevens.


Mark my words, it'll Dan Stevens.
JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 10:16 AM
WB will give us this...
jimoakley666 - 2/1/2014, 10:19 AM
If they get someone who isn't British trying out a British accent, be it Londoner or Scouse, this could be just as bad. The amount of Americans etc I've heard doing a UK accent and thought to themselves "nailed it" only for it to sound like they've had a fuking stroke.
Don't fuk this casting up too, WB!
InfiniteMonkey - 2/1/2014, 10:27 AM
Ron Weaseley!
charlie2094 - 2/1/2014, 10:29 AM
Looking forward to this, hope it turns out well

Preferably, if they're definitely leaving him as a Brit (which they should) they should try and get a British actor. I'm English and the majority of the English "accents" I've ever heard are...painful :P

Don't really have any picks for the casting, no idea who I'd want in the role...no one really springs to mind
Jlocklin - 2/1/2014, 10:38 AM
I'm right there with Alphaflex. If they aren't concerned about doing the young heart throb, CW thing then Marsters would be fantastic. And he's not busy.
batz11 - 2/1/2014, 10:56 AM
Well it is possible for an actor to be on two shows at once, ha,ha...many are in multiple movies per year and still doing a tv show (e.g. Matthew McConaughey in True Detective (which is only one season, but I wanted an excuse to post this gif :) I just like Jamie Lannister a lot, hope to see him in a cbm soon, Cap 3...Baron Z?, yes please...

batz11 - 2/1/2014, 10:57 AM
^ I couldn't spell NCW ;)
damntree - 2/1/2014, 11:06 AM
It's funny how open-minded you twits claim to be when it comes to black Johnny Storm but then American Constantine is some big deal; oh and hes got to have blond hair!
gurugeorge - 2/1/2014, 11:06 AM
If Sting wasn't too old, and could act, he'd be the perfect actor for it, since Alan Moore actually based JC's looks on Sting when he invented the character (in Swamp Thing).

Also, given the Sting basis, he ought to be a Geordie from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, not a Scouser from Liverpool.
Nomis - 2/1/2014, 11:13 AM
Can we get a "way back" machine and go back and get Sting to do it since he was the inspiration for the look of the character? :)

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