‘Constantine’ Adds ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Mark Margolis as DC Villain Felix Faust
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with NBC’s demon-fighting detective ‘Constantine,’ but after successful DC inclusions from the likes of voodoo villain Papa Midnite and The Spectre, the occult comic drama has set out to make a ‘Breaking Bad’ baddie even badder. Tio himself, Mark Margolis will ring ‘Constantine’'s bell as DC villain Felix Faust, but when can we expect him to roll up?
Per Entertainment Weekly, Margolis will first arrive on the DC demon drama as early as January 23 episode “Quid Pro Quo,” in which Constantine and his pals investigate a plague of mysterious comas in Brooklyn, among them Chas’ daughter. The series itself will return one week earlier on Friday, January 16, moving to its new 8:00 P.M. timeslot.
In the comics, Felix Faust operates as a supreme sorcerer of sorts, and frequent foe to the Justice League, even as DC’s New 52 reboot established stronger ties to the John Constantine character. And while recent years have seen Margolis most recognizable as ‘Breaking Bad’'s Hector “Tio” Salamanca (cue the inevitable ‘Better Call Saul’ casting), the prolific actor has also appeared in everything from ‘American Horror Story’ to ‘Scarface.’
NBC’s ‘Constantine’ maintains consistently loyal support from fans, even with its order held at 13 episodes, but what say you? Will Mark Margolis’ turn as DC’s Felix Faust bring any more attention to the series? What other DC characters would you want to see integrated into the story?