First Look: Matt Ryan As John Constantine

By Dr. Know on March 13th, 2014

Here he is: Matt Ryan as the TV version of John Constantine for the series simply entitled Constantine. Looks like a dead ringer, methinks.

Click the thumbnails below to compare Ryan to his comic book counterpart.

Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) is directing the pilot episode from a script by executive producers David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). It’s believed the new series will use the character’s “New 52″ series as its basis.

If you’re not familiar with the Hellblazer comics, they center on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent British con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective  who’s literally been to hell and back. In short, he defends the world from dark forces from beyond. The character first appeared in 1985 as a recurring character in the horror series The Saga Of The Swamp Thing. He was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano.

Keanu Reeves played the American facsimile in the 2005 feature Constantine. Furthermore, John Constantine is rumored to be featured in the Justice League Dark feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro.

Stay tuned for an air date, which will no doubt be later this fall on NBC.