David S. Goyer Says CONSTANTINE TV Series Closer To Source Material Than Film

"That's a tricky one on network TV," says Goyer on whether Constantine will smoke. "He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the sourse material then the film did," he added.

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By Mark Julian - 3/10/2014
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I AM Rogue caught up with NBC's Constantine pilot showrunner David S. Goyer to discuss where the project currently stands. In what will surely please comic book fans, Goyer revealed that Matt Ryan's (Layer Cake) Constantine will be true to the source material. Said Goyer, "We start shooting next week. Shooting the pilot. We only have four series regulars but we've cast them all now. I'm proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair." When asked if Ryan's version of the fan favorite comic book character will smoke, Goyer shared, "That's a tricky one on network TV. We're negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting."

Goyer went on to add that the series will be close to the Alan Moor run. "Yeah," confirmed Goyer, adding, "And quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe should we move forward will be showing up."

Lastly, Goyer spoke about some of the supporting cast recently announced. "Harold Perrineau. He's amazing. He plays an angel but not the kind of angel from Touched by an Angel. He's fantastic. Charles Halford who plays Reggie Ledoux on True Detective. He plays Chas. I don't know if you know that character from the comic books. He's sort of Constantine's strong man/friend. Lucy Griffiths who is ... I don't want to say too much about her. She' s an amalgam of characters. Hopefully, touch wood, There will be another recurring character announced. Pretty cool actor who fans will know the character he plays from the comic books as well."

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r4dagast - 3/10/2014, 5:00 AM
I have some faith in this. Constantine would make for a great tv series if done right.
pepe - 3/10/2014, 5:00 AM
So ya sayin dat Keanu don look like Sting...?
SuperCat - 3/10/2014, 5:05 AM
"David S. Goyer Says CONSTANTINE TV Series Closer To Source Material Than Film"

Thank God.
Kurne - 3/10/2014, 5:06 AM
I'm really excited about Perrineau and Griffiths.

And good to hear about the blond hair situation too :P
jimoakley666 - 3/10/2014, 5:11 AM
Swamp Thing as a guest arc? That would be very nice. Hope they flit between America and Britain. Something in London, some bits around Liverpool and the Wirral and maybe some bits in the more 'celtic' parts of the isles, shall we say.
McGee - 3/10/2014, 5:15 AM
Well, at least he'll have blonde hair.

If they go ahead with Justice League Dark, I want a more accurate Constantine and drop dead sexy Zantana.





McGee - 3/10/2014, 5:16 AM
AlphaDean - 3/10/2014, 5:22 AM
Let us pray that they keep with the source material
BATvKAL - 3/10/2014, 5:23 AM
@McGee

That Zatana Cosplay with the big booty.

OUTSANDING,she could take a twirl on my black magic wand anyday!

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Satanistpanther - 3/10/2014, 5:24 AM
Can't wait more,,,
BATvKAL - 3/10/2014, 5:25 AM
Goyer THE story G,says the show will be more faithfull then the film,I believe him, after all his stories with other DC properties has been the example IMO.
marvel72 - 3/10/2014, 5:29 AM
this & preacher are the only new shows i'm interested in coming from dc.
soberchimera - 3/10/2014, 5:43 AM
He HAS to be a chain smoker. How else are they going to do the cancer arc later down the line?
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/10/2014, 5:49 AM
Keep Goyer away from the writing of the script and I'm good
Zordan - 3/10/2014, 5:55 AM
he should be smoking! now that True Detective is done WE NEED ANOTHER PSYCHO SMOKING DETECTIVE
Desrow - 3/10/2014, 6:00 AM
@MrQuantumMechanic

GliderMan - 3/10/2014, 6:05 AM
Yeah, but is it DCCU? That's the important question.
BATvKAL - 3/10/2014, 6:09 AM
@Desrow

Salute.
BATvKAL - 3/10/2014, 6:12 AM
@GliderMan

You're logic is flawed,how can it not be DCCU Kal,Bruce,Diana that in-itself is DCCU,or do you mean is the cowl legit,if so specify!
MrNiklander - 3/10/2014, 6:26 AM
Bring it on can't wait for Constantine to kick ass.Keanu Reeve's movie was good and now this TV series which will be more faithful to the comic!We are about to see awesomeness

KrazyForKomix - 3/10/2014, 6:36 AM
I have faith in Goyer.

But absolutely NO faith in NBC.
A lot of their sic-fi/fantasy based attempts are revealed to be nothing but giant cheese-fests over time.
They've come up with lots of great concepts. But have no ability to maintain their resolve.
Cheese ensues.
dckizzle - 3/10/2014, 6:39 AM
That's good to know
GliderMan - 3/10/2014, 6:46 AM
What

I want in the same universe as MoS
DC4everLantern - 3/10/2014, 6:47 AM
Yeah DC is moving Forward right now. Now we get FLASH, soon CONSTANTINE (maybe Zatanna in it), ARROW moves also Forward. Then we get BATMAN, new suited SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN on top on that.

Ist a good time to be a DC COMICS BOOK FAN :)
ALmazing - 3/10/2014, 6:57 AM
MrSotoMan - 3/10/2014, 6:58 AM
He should smoke, cut the bullshit and have him smoke NBC. It's not a big deal.
MrSotoMan - 3/10/2014, 7:19 AM
I have faith in NBC, before I didn't but it seems like Hannibal, a show on NBC is getting the care it deserves unlike The Cape when primarily it was the writers and the fact that NBC, didn't care to try to step in.

Just have him smoke, for the love of god.
soforizo - 3/10/2014, 7:29 AM


Mmm... I'll stay tune to see where this leads.
MercwithMouth - 3/10/2014, 7:30 AM
Very much looking forward to this. I actually really enjoyed Keanu's Constantine. It introduced me to the character. They've cast some very talented actors thus far, and seem to be sailing along without any issues.

Not too worried about the smoking, but I would like them to keep the lung cancer angle, even if they have him as a former smoker.

Looks good so far, unlike that Gotham mess at Fox...
BatManiac - 3/10/2014, 7:54 AM
I'm excited for this show. Matt Ryan has my approval when it comes to playing Constantine. He's definitely leading man material.
Pyreezy - 3/10/2014, 8:02 AM
Please NBC keep him smoking or get out! I'm pretty sure this constantine will do more than reeves own did to me, in a good way.
Franshu - 3/10/2014, 8:08 AM
There's no Alan Moore run. Alan Moore invented the character, but never really wrote any of the comic book series. NUFF SAID.
MatTaylorX - 3/10/2014, 9:02 AM
They lost me at Goyer.
KrazyForKomix - 3/10/2014, 9:03 AM
@ Soto
NBC has taken lots of great Sci-Fi Fantasy concepts/ideas and drummed them into mediocrity.

Revolution. Munsters. Grimm (a POSSIBLE exception). Dracula, The Event, The Cape, Night Rider . . .
the list goes on.

Hannibal does not count on this list or in this discussion. I'm not saying that NBC has never produced a good quality show. I am saying that when it comes to sci-fi/fantasy, NBC likes to over brighten it - likes to cheese it up.
I'm not optimistic about it's quality. Yes, of course we'll have to wait and see. Bu their track record worries me.
Pharaoh - 3/10/2014, 9:23 AM
I have zero faith in this...
Neonzel - 3/10/2014, 9:48 AM
I think out of all the other T.V shows, this one has the highest chance of being connected to the Cinematic Universe.
coganoid - 3/10/2014, 9:55 AM
You guys act like NBC could just have a chain smoker and move on. They along with other network channels agreed to responsible use of cigarettes in primetime programming and have been adhering to this for a long time now. They're not going to change that for this.
DrunkenNukem - 3/10/2014, 9:55 AM
"He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting."

"Goyer went on to add that the series will be close to the Alan Moor run. "Yeah," confirmed Goyer, adding, "And quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe should we move forward will be showing up."

OH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


BRING IT

Bring Etringan, Phantom Stranger, Sargon The sorcerer....keep Swamp Thing for Del Toro´s Dark Universe...He needs to be done with good CGI

You cand do Etringan as a villain in the first season and then turn him into the antihero
Klone - 3/10/2014, 12:12 PM
Hack.

@BlackJack

I'd say he's better at formulating a story with a beginning, middle and end. Being a "brilliant ideas guy" implies he has a shit ton of great, original ideas or does new and great things all the time. If you meant story man, I can agree. Ideas man? Nop.
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