ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, NBC's 'Constantine' TV series reveals some tantalizing details, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' builds the path to 'Avengers 2,' and a young Riddler journeys to FOX's 'Gotham.'
NBC's forthcoming 'Constantine' adaptation gave us a first look at the titular "Hellblazer" in an official promo shot of Matt Ryan's demon-fighting detective, though the front has been rather quiet since. Now, new details have emerged about the pilot episode, including the presence of voodoo villain "Papa Midnite," and what brings 'Constantine''s various companions in to the fold.
David Goyer is a busy man. He’s currently one of the masterminds behind all of Warner Brothers’s DC-centric movies like ‘Man of Steel,' ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ ‘Sandman,' and even the television version of ‘Constantine,' but one of his passion projects is the Starz series ‘Da Vinci’s Demons.’ As the show is about to kick off season 2 on Saturday, March 22, we sat down with Goyer to dive into the next cycle, which is that much bigger than the first season, as it (at least eventually) takes Da Vinci to Mayan ruins, which may lead to his downfall.
NBC's forthcoming 'Constantine' adaptation has piqued fan interest by adapting a more faithful version of DC's 'Hellblazer' than Keanu Reeves' 2005 cinematic incarnation, and the first images of 'Criminal Minds' vet Matt Ryan in character as the DC demon fighter should allay a number of concerns. As part of Slates for Sarah, check out the first look at NBC's new 'Constantine'!
The first major bit of news on NBC's forthcoming 'Constantine' TV series broke with the announcement that 'Criminal Minds' Matt Ryan would take the role of the iconic DC demon fighter, and now our new 'Hellblazer' has a supporting cast. 'LOST' and 'The Matrix' franchise star Harold Perrineau has joined in an important new role, along with 'True Blood' star Lucy Griffiths and 'True Detective' player Charles Halford in a role familiar to comic book fans.
It wasn't until late Friday night that NBC's forthcoming David Goyer-scripted 'Constantine' pilot had a face to its title character, but it seems the demon-fighting detective may already have his villain as well. New details of NBC's 'Constantine' TV series have emerged, including a major baddie of the first season, none other than comic character Papa Midnite!
Normally we'd expect Friday nights reserved for the likes of such run-off news as 'Space Jam 2,' but it seems NBC doesn't mind keeping its new 'Constantine' in the dark, so to speak. Welsh actor Matt Ryan has landed the title role in David Goyer's DC pilot for NBC, but what else have we learned about the demon fighting detective?
We were excited to learn that the TV superheroes trend turned toward adapting DC's 'Hellblazer' for a 'Constantine' TV series on NBC, even more so when the network officially committed to a pilot installment. Now, the network tapped a familiar 'Game of Thrones' director to helm the comic book adaptation, while a few new casting details emerged, as well.
Just hours after FOX further enticed DC fans with details of its forthcoming 'Gotham' TV series, another dark DC hero has gained momentum with his own TV adaptation. NBC's David S. Goyer-produced 'Constantine' TV series has been given an official pilot order, getting us one step closer to the 'Hellblazer' adaptation we've always wanted to see.
Late the other night we were shocked to learn that Warner Bros. and DC Comics had successfully negotiated the Batman prequel spinoff series 'Gotham' for a FOX order, compounding the existence of The CW's 'Arrow' and its potential 'Flash' spinoff, but it seems they weren't quite through yet. Classic DC supernatural hero John Constantine will conjure up his own NBC series as well, produced by David S. Goyer!