EP Greg Berlanti says there haven’t been any further discussions, but ‘Legends’ producer hopes to bring the character to his show eventually
The saga of John Constantine’s television adventures has been fraught with disappointment, frustration, and often misplaced hope. After NBC cancelled the short-lived Constantine series, Arrow producers quickly made arrangements to bring the character to Star City. Matt Ryan reprised the role in a very well-received episode, and this summer CW Seed began streaming the entire Constantine run. So what happens now?
There were rumors that the CW Seed launch was being used as a test to gauge audience interest in reviving the show, but that story was put to rest by Constantine creator Daniel Cerone himself.
According to IGN, yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour, Arrow co-creator/executive producer Greg Berlanti said the production team “hadn’t really asked” about using Constantine again next season.
“We haven’t had any conversation”s with them about Constantine,” Berlanti said. However, Berlanti did confess that circumstances surrounding the character are a little up-in-the-air at the moment, saying, “Constantine exists in a certain place in the DC world and universe” and he thinks “they’re kind of internally examining what they want to do with that character next.”
Despite Cerone’s denial, could Berlanti’s statement be further proof that the CW Seed episodes are a test for CW executives to consider reviving the series? Possibly, but Berlanti’s words could also be taken to mean a number of different things.
Regardless, Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer hopes to see John Constantine pop up on his show, but not anytime soon.
Klemmer tells Zap2It, “If this show goes as many seasons as I hope it does, it would be a crime for him not to appear in our universe.”
Matt Ryan will reprise the role of John Constantine this fall when Warner Bros. Animation releases their next film, Justice League Dark — the 27th movie in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.