NBC has released the very first official image of Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine. And he looks A-MA-ZING.
Probably hoping to hype up its upcoming TV series based on the Hellblazer DC Comic, Constantine is the brainchild of David S. Goyer, Neil Marshall and Daniel Cerone. Goyer said “I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat.”
John Constantine is a former conman hailing from Liverpool (London in the series) turned occult detective who finds himself battling dark, supernatural forces to save the Earth.
First official image revealed of Matt Ryan as occult detective John Constantine in NBC pilot #Constantine. pic.twitter.com/bGqaGtpwbzThis pic has a lot of things we like: Ryan’s attitude, the trademark trenchcoat and loose tie, and the smoke billowing around him (no cigarette visible, though).
— Stuart Levine (@Stus_Views) March 13, 2014