Earlier this year, we learned that John Constantine, the demon hunting comic book character who’s already been the subject of a movie and a short-lived live-action TV series, was going to get yet another show of his own – this time in animated form through The CW’s digital offshoot, CW Seed.
The first footage debuted at New York Comic Con, and it looks like they aren’t messing around: it’s full of bloody demons being ripped limb from limb and roasted alive. There’s even (gasp!) some cursing thrown in as well. Watch the new Constantine trailer below.
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For all you DC Comics fans out there who were sad to see the series adaptation of Constantine at NBC get canceled after a single season, we have some good news.
The CW brought Matt Ryan back as Constantine for a guest appearance in an episode of Arrow back in 2015, and now they’ll be bringing back the character in an animated series to give fans their Hellblazer fix. Read More »
Years ago we heard Warner Bros. was interested in making a Justice League Dark movie. Director Guillermo del Toro spent a few years developing the comic book film, but it ultimately ended up in the capable hands of Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). That movie appears closer to happening than ever, but before we see Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon in Liman’s film, which Warner Bros. wants to begin shooting early next year, they’ll try to save the world in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.
Below, watch the Justice League Dark trailer.
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What does Matt Ryan have to say about Constantine joining the Arrow universe? Who might Pom Klementieff be playing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Who is playing Hugo Strange in a future episode of Gotham? Which Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member joined Powers? What would Hulkbuster look like as a Ghostbuster? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits! Read More »
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It’s almost time for the new season of Arrow to begin this fall, and that means there’s no better time for a full trailer to give us a sneak peek of what we can expect this season from The CW’s resident vigilante.
The Arrow season 4 trailer starts off with a bright and happy tone as we see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) enjoying his new life, removed from the responsibilities he gave himself as The Arrow, and living with Felicity in a lovely little suburb. But the honeymoon can’t last forever as the newly renamed Star City ends up facing new threats for Queen to deal with yet again. Read More »
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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So is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? We originally thought it might be, but the film is from New Line rather than Warner Bros. proper, and comments from New Line head Toby Emmerich have suggested Shazam might be off on its own. But now a new post from DC has led people to thinking that the character Shazam is part of the same universe that also features Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — which naturally has us wondering if he’ll fit into the big Justice League story after all. So, first off, is the big question: Is Shazam in the DC Movie Universe as an active group participant, or not? Read More »
“Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”
There’s a moment with art when sometimes a lightbulb goes off in your head. You’re looking at a piece and then, BING, you get it. It’s not obvious but you get it. Personally, those are my favorite kinds of pieces, especially in pop culture art. If someone sees a piece of art and we both get it, odds are we have lots in common.
With the holidays coming up, artist Matt Ryan has created an awesome example of this. He’s releasing a poster for Angels With Filthy Souls. Now, that’s not a real movie but fans know what it is. It’s a movie that was made inside the movie Home Alone. And once you get that, this poster blossoms because it’s packed with clever references to that blockbuster hit.
Matt Ryan’s Angels With Filthy Souls poster is on sale as a timed edition now through Wednesday December 10. Check it out below. Read More »
Will Guillermo del Toro ever get to direct Justice League Dark? Who knows. He’s finishing up an October 2015 release in Crimson Peak, and then moves into 2017’s Pacific Rim 2. After that his schedule is hypothetically open. At Comic-Con, Legendary chairman Thomas Tull teased the filmmaker about possibly letting him make passion projects Into the Mountains of Madness or Hellboy 3 in the future. That leaves Justice League Dark as one of multiple films he either doesn’t make until the next decade or leaves to someone else.
Still, exploration of that dark DC Comics universe will start this fall in the NBC show Constantine. In a new interview del Toro said that while Warner Bros. has given him full freedom when writing the film, he would be open to tying the show into the movie, or maybe even casting Matt Ryan, if the opportunity presented itself. Read about the potential Justice League Dark Constantine crossover below. Read More »
John Constantine is a tough character to put on screen, and the Constantine pilot constantly struggles with finding its take on the character. Matt Ryan plays the Brit magician, whose business card bills him as a “master of the dark arts,” in a way that demonstrates a clear idea of the character as a damaged but still cocky guy. That’s well and good, and a pretty direct import of the character as often seen in comics.
But the show around Ryan isn’t always so sure of itself. In fact, this pilot is frequently a bit of a mess, and even verges into incoherence. There are some logistical reasons for that latter point, but that doesn’t change the fact that multiple points of this pilot are muddled and unclear. Anyone looking for a more faithful version of the character than seen in the 2005 film will have to wait for the show to really find itself, and I’m not certain new viewers will fare much better. Read More »