The first official image of Welsh actor Matt Ryan as DC Comics hero John Constantine, in NBC’s Constantine pilot, has officially been revealed — and it looks pretty good! In the photo, Ryan’s wearing the familiar rumpled shirt, a tie and a trench coat.
A statement from executive producer David S. Goyer reads: “I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat.”
Constantine follows the con-man-turned-occult-detective in Liverpool as he’s tasked with defending the world against dark forces from beyond. As DC Comics and Vertigo fans know, the character of John Constantine made his debut as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985, before going on to star in Vertigo’s bestselling Hellblazer as well as his currently ongoing, self-titled series set within The New 52.
So what do you think about this look? Are you anticipating this series?