Matt Ryan Says CONSTANTINE Will Stick To the Comics As Much As Possible

We haven't heard too much from NBC's upcoming Constantine series lately, but in an interview with IGN star Matt Ryan revealed the show's intention to remain faithful to the source material and combine humour with grit. Check it out!

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By staypuffed - 6/4/2014

 
NBC's Constantine, based on the Vertigo series Hellblazer, is still a little while away from kicking off, but after the trailer and a few stills, fans are certainly clamouring for more. An interview with star Matt Ryan revealed the determination to use the comics to guide the series. "I think as with the source material, there's so much to draw from in terms of the character and the balance of humor and wit and dark and gritty. It's great, because John has this kind of real sarcastic, ironic British wit. It's funny, but at the same time it's serious and dark and gritty. It's got it all, I think. We're trying to stay as close to the source material as possible and really do the comics justice." With the series ​being one of three new DC shows hitting airwaves this fall, Ryan is excited by the influx of comic-based properties and supernatural shows. "I think it's the new golden age of comic books, isn't it? It's great to see DC having so many shows on the air as well. It's just a fantastic opportunity for NBC, I think, on a Friday night, to have this genre. We follow Grimm, and I think that that's a fantastic thing for fans of this genre. They can really get a kick out of that." The pilot episode NBC's Constantine is set to air on Friday, October 24.
 


Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

Source: IGN
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Jollem - 6/4/2014, 5:34 PM
Kurne - 6/4/2014, 5:38 PM
*INSERT NAME HERE* Says *PROPERTY* Will Stick To the Comics As Much As Possible

Jollem - 6/4/2014, 5:39 PM
Snotzo - 6/4/2014, 5:42 PM
Look mommy, my hands are on fire.
Mrsinister - 6/4/2014, 5:46 PM
I can't wait for this show! Love the new 52 version
Jollem - 6/4/2014, 5:56 PM
hellblazer was great. those stories are told. it's kinda cool to see john kickin' it in the dc universe with everyone on the regular
WerthamWasRight - 6/4/2014, 6:03 PM
Hellblazer is one of my favorite comics ever published by DC, i'm not particularly fond of the New 52 version of him. That's mostly because i dislike the New 52 in general though. There are some diamonds in the rough, but the quantity over quality approach is just.....no...
WerthamWasRight - 6/4/2014, 6:05 PM
Strangely enough, my favorite current DC title is Wonder Woman.....that's [frick]ing baffling.....never had any interest in the character prior to this run......that's one good thing i can say about the New 52....
Nomis - 6/4/2014, 6:15 PM
"We're trying to stay as close to the source material as possible and really do the comics justice."

That's all I ask.
Alien - 6/4/2014, 6:19 PM
Glad to hear that
#respect
Mike89 - 6/4/2014, 6:25 PM
Glad to hear.

Cant wait for this show. :)
0megaDaGod - 6/4/2014, 6:35 PM
THANK YOU
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 6:40 PM
i cant wait for this show either, out of the three dc shows that are coming out,Gotham, Constantine and The Flash, this is the one im looking forward to the most,im loving the tone and the look of the show,plus Matt Ryan looks like a great John Constantine..i have been excited about him playing Constantine because of him Playing Edward Kenway in ACIV:Black Flag, just great
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 6:41 PM
Gotham im kinda "meh" on,i will give it a chance,could be good , we will see ,i cant wait for Flash either, looks really cool imo
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 7:01 PM
it looks occult Doctor who and i love Doctor who so..yeahhhh
McGee - 6/4/2014, 7:11 PM
As much as I appreciate his comments....as a fanboy, I'm required to shit on this property until I actually see it, then totally flip flop and pretend that I was always supportive of the show.

*sniff*

I'm.... I'm sorry.
TuckstheHalls - 6/4/2014, 7:17 PM
[frick] Josh Trank and [frick] Fantastic Four
SniktBub - 6/4/2014, 7:34 PM
Looks awesome, but not sure if I should give up my Friday...
SuperCat - 6/4/2014, 7:54 PM
"Matt Ryan Says CONSTANTINE Will Stick To the Comics As Much As Possible"

Thank God!

McGee - 6/4/2014, 8:03 PM
@SniktBub

What the....

They put it on Fridays because everyone has DVR now. Fridays use to be reserved for shows the Network wanted to kill. The only reason we even have shows on prime time still is because people occasionally flip channels in real time.

McGee - 6/4/2014, 8:04 PM
^^ The American Dream!
McGee - 6/4/2014, 8:07 PM
@WerthamWasRight

I would love to see them adapt that run of Wonder Woman for HBO or one of the premium cable channels.
batmanvsuperman - 6/4/2014, 8:17 PM
This show will kick ass cant wait
soforizo - 6/4/2014, 8:29 PM
IMO this is the most likely new cb show to flop after iZombie.
Smallvillefan21 - 6/4/2014, 9:49 PM
@soforizo
Nobody gives a dead moose's last shit what u think!
exirae - 6/4/2014, 10:11 PM
Give the rights back to marvel!

Sorry force of habit
soforizo - 6/4/2014, 10:59 PM
@Smallvillefan

Except you just did.
MightyZeus - 6/5/2014, 12:18 AM
"Matt Ryan Says CONSTANTINE Will Stick To the Comics As Much As Possible"
I could already tell just by watching that trailer that the character of Constantine is in the right hands. I really do hope this Constantine will be introduced into a Justice League Dark film.

This show will be great.
shabat - 6/5/2014, 6:24 AM
I'm looking forward to this. Hell, my wife is even looking forward to this. Seriously, this coming fall is going to be epic beyond belief.
shabat - 6/5/2014, 6:25 AM
@McGee

That dude almost looks like Chris Pratt.
batcheeks8 - 6/5/2014, 7:08 AM
SO, that means he's bisexual, right?
WerthamWasRight - 6/5/2014, 8:10 AM
Yes, he is bisexual. Its not a very prominent aspect of his character though. But, i like that. Its rare to see a bisexual character, let alone one where its such a tiny aspect of his character.
WerthamWasRight - 6/5/2014, 8:12 AM
The new 52 version of him is probably straight, because non-stereotypical depictions of LGBT characters goes against DC's current editorial mandate.
cipher - 6/5/2014, 8:28 AM
Yep, Johnny boy swung both ways in the original Vertigo run.
yossarian - 6/5/2014, 8:31 AM
What does the QB for the Falcons know about this?
DrunkenNukem - 6/5/2014, 8:32 AM
Hope to see Floronic Man and Sargon in the show

Is ARGUS going to be present here??..for you know...Doctor Mist
cipher - 6/5/2014, 8:34 AM
Agreed, Wertham. That's one of the things I liked about the character in the original run.

I mean, it just is what it is. A lot of people are attracted to both sexes, nuthin' wrong with that.
cipher - 6/5/2014, 8:34 AM
Heh, cool username, by the way. "WerthamWasRight", hahaha.. Fredric's probably rollin' over in his grave.
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