Matt Ryan’s Constantine To Appear On Arrow


If this doesn’t prove the existence of supernatural forces, I don’t know what does.  SuperHeroHype reports that during The CW’s TCA presentation, the network announced the appearance of Matt Ryan’s John Constantine in an episode of the new season of Arrow.

Ryan will make his appearance in the episode titled Haunted.  The network has released the following official synopsis:

"John Constantine is a weather worn exorcist and expert on the supernatural and the occult. He is a detective, magician, and a hunter of demons, and will provide critical support to Oliver when arrows aren’t enough."

Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim added his enthusiasm for Ryan’s guest appearance:

"We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow … Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to ‘Arrow’ and the CW’s DC Universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series."

To top things off, Ryan soon took to Twitter and announced his appearance to his loyal followers:

With the recent casting of J.R. Bourne in the villain role of Double-Down, Arrow has been moving into the realm of magic and mysticism.  And it seems the show is really solidifying this with the introduction of Constantine into Arrow‘s universe.

NBC’s Constantine, starring Matt Ryan as John Constantine, only had a 13-episode run.  Producer Daniel Cerone lobbied hard to try and get NBC to keep the show going, but was unsuccessful.  The studio also shopped the show around to try and get Contantine onto another network, albeit one more suited for its dark tone.  In early June of this year, Cerone tweeted out an official message saying that all avenues in trying to keep Constantine on the air have been exhausted.  Both him and Matt Ryan graciously thanked fans for their support of the series.

Though it only had a short run, the fan-base did grow, and many were disappointed when the show wasn’t renewed.  It also ended its run on an unresolved cliffhanger.  And we all know how annoying that can be — I’m looking at you Twin Peaks, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanAlphas, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, My Name is Earl, Reaper, and every prematurely canceled show that die-hard fans have invested time in.

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