Review-Arrow:Haunted

This weeks episode of Arrow brings the character of John Constantine to Star City. After his show was unjustly cancelled by NBC last year, the character was left in limbo, with all the mainstream Networks unwilling to pick the series up for another run. Luckily, the Hellblazers (Constantine fans) spoke up and requested he make an appearance in the Arrow/Flash universe, and it actually works pretty well. Like Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, Matt Ryan as Constantine is just a perfect piece of casting. I pity the actor who picks up the role in Justice League:Dark. 

I’ll admit now, I don’t normally watch Arrow. I struggled to make my way through the first episode of series one. It felt like a badly made American soap opera from the 80’s. But after this episode, my interest has been piqued. 

When this broadcast in the US last week, it saw ratings spike with an extra two million people tuning in. Hopefully it will inspire the team behind Arrow and The Flash to bring Constantine into more episodes. I’m sure there’s space for him in Legends of tomorrow. If not then there’s always Supergirl..

Arrow airs on Wednesday’s at 8pm on Sky One.

Constantine to appear in Arrow

The Constantine series may have been canceled by US Network NBC, but thanks to Warner Brothers insisting that all their TV properties take place in the same universe, regardless of the Network they’re on, actor Matt Ryan is going to reprise his role as John Constantine in the fourth series of Arrow.

The Constantine star took to Twitter to confirm the details, in the video below.

Constantine will appear in episode 5 of the upcoming fourth series.

Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim added:
“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.”

I’m excited by this news, I feel that Constantine had a great first series. Hopefully his apperance will cause the CW to green light a spin-off.