Matt Ryan’s Constantine Finds New Life On DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

You can’t keep a good magic user down.

Matt Ryan first played DC Comics/Vertigo character John Constantine in the way too short-lived series Constantine on NBC (available to watch on the CW Seed app). He reprised the role for an episode of Arrow, then this season played Constantine again in two episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, while also voicing him for a CW Seed animated series also set in the Arrowverse. Though not set in the same continuity, Ryan also played Constantine in the animated Justice League Dark.

Following this season’s departures of Wentworth Miller (Captain/Citizen Cold) and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein) from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it’s been announced that Constantine will become a regular for next season.  What remains to be seen is if the series actually gets a green light for a fourth season. It’s not quite the ratings powerhouse of the other CW DC superhero shows, but it’s definitely got a following. Here’s hoping that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has as many lives as Ryan’s Constantine portrayal.

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Mac is freelance writer/dramaturg. In addition to fanboy planet, he also covers high school sports for Prep2Prep. As a dramaturg he has worked with such theatre companies as City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He also coaches Boy's Varsity Soccer and helps out in the Performing Arts Department of Archbishop Mitty High School. Proud Disneyland Pass Holder & D23 Member.