NBC’s ‘Constantine’ Raises First Look at Jim Corrigan, aka DC’s “The Spectre”
Last week NBC's demonic 'Constantine' dipped into canon to introduce the villainous voodoo practitioner Papa Midnite, and coming weeks will see the supernatural thriller diving even deeper into DC with the arrival of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Emmett Scanlan as Jim Corrigan, aka "The Spectre." See for yourself in the first photos from November 21 installment "Danse Vaudou"!
Though Scanlan's Jim Corrigan hasn't yet taken the ghostly form of "The Spectre" (he'd probably have to die first), the New Orleans detective will still provide plenty of headaches for Matt Ryan's John Constantine in interfering with the latest case. Papa Midnite (Michael James Shaw) too will pop up once again, as he and John are forced to team up to face the latest supernatural threat.
Here's how NBC describes November 21's "Danse Vaudou"
CONSTANTINE AND PAPA MIDNITE MUST JOIN FORCES TO LAY TO REST A DEADLY THREAT – EMMET SCANLAN AND MICHAEL JAMES SHAW GUEST STAR
In New Orleans, Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan). He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn. Charles Halford and Angélica Celaya also star.
It's hard to say whether NBC's 'Constantine' would reach the point of Scanlan's Jim Corrigan ever fully assuming the mantle of The Spectre, though considering we also saw the helmet of DC's Doctor Fate in the pilot, it's fair to say that the show firmly insists on incorporating its comic roots.
In the meantime, check out the first official photos of 'Constantine''s Jim Corrigan above and below, and give us your predictions for November 21's "Danse Vaudou" in the comments!