Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Fred Topel
In addition to confirming that Matt Ryan will appear on an Arrow episode as John Constantine, Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, spoke to the Television Critics Association today about the reasons the company passed on Supergirl, and how The CW’s superhero lineup has evolved to include three shows.
All told, his comments give some insight into the evolution of The CW slate, and also caution us not to take the Constantine/Arrow crossover news as indication of a back door pilot plan. Read More »
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Constantine, the show, may be cancelled, but John Constantine, the character, isn’t dead. And thanks to a new deal that confirms a rumor that began in the past few weeks, we’ll see John Constantine on Arrow, at least briefly. Once again, he’ll be played by actor Matt Ryan, who starred in the short-lived NBC series. The CW announced the Constantine/Arrow crossover as set for an episode of Arrow‘s fourth season.
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Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Where are the Easter eggs in Ant-Man? Want to see some more Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art? Why does Ian McKellen prefer the X-Men over Superman? Is the movie Flash (Ezra Miller) a fan of the TV Flash (Grant Gustin)? What does Kevin Feige have to say about Marvel’s track record with female superheroes? Could Constantine show up on Arrow? Why on earth would anyone try to eat the entire Denny’s Fantastic Four menu in a single sitting? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s Bryan Singer up to on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse? Which young TV star auditioned for the Spider-Man role? Speaking of, when will we find out who actually got the Spider-Man gig? How does Gotham get its distinctive look? Could Spider-Gwen get her own big screen feature? What can Robbie Amell tell us about the next season of The Flash? Want to see some more Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo art? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Sorry, Constantine fans: the show is really, truly, officially dead. Following its cancellation at NBC last month, Warner Bros. TV attempted to find a new show for the series. And fans both famous and not tried to rally for the cause. But now showrunner Daniel Cerone confirms Constantine is done for good. Read his Constantine cancellation statement after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
The #SaveConstantine campaign is now in full swing, and one fan who’s definitely willing to do his part is Stephen Amell. The Arrow star has proposed a crossover featuring the two DC Comics characters, promising to guest star on Constantine if a new network picks it up.
But making that happen might be easier said than done. “It’s really hard to make plans when a show’s kind of in limbo,” admitted Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim. Read Amell and Guggenheim’s comments on a potential Arrow Constantine crossover after the jump. Read More »
Last month, word circulated that NBC had cancelled Constantine. As it turned out, that report was premature. Showrunner Daniel Cerone quickly clarified that no decision had been made. But that decision has now been made, and yup — Constantine has been cancelled. For real this time.
However, fans shouldn’t fall into the depths of despair just yet. Cerone offers the faint hope that Constantine will get picked up by another network. More on Constantine‘s future after the jump. Read More »
As big as the superhero renaissance is at the movie theater, TV is at the very least matching it. In fact, it’s probably beating it.
At least ten superhero shows are either currently on the air, coming soon, or recently finished including Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Supergirl, and Constantine. And that doesn’t even count the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin-off, a potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, the other Marvel Netflix shows and many more.
Every one of these shows has its fans and detractors, but very few people have looked at the current superhero TV show as a whole. The Daily Dot did and realized that all of these shows have a lot in common. To make the point, they created an easily digestible illustration. Check out the superhero TV infographic below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems like every comic book property in existence is getting a TV show nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they’re always successful. NBC has just given the axe to Constantine, which starred Matt Ryan as the Vertigo Comics antihero. More on the Constantine cancellation after the jump.
Update: The original report has been redacted somewhat — Constantine isn’t yet officially dead. The series’ showrunner has weighed in as well. More below after the original article text.
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