Matt Ryan Talks About Constantine and Maybe Going to the Big Screen. NBC’s Constantine has been getting better lately, but the show’s recent improvement hasn’t reflected on viewership. Matt Ryan is still confident that more people will tune in as the show still has more stories to tell.
Speaking with IGN, Matt Ryan talked with the outlet about what’s to come on Constantine. With this Friday’s episode, viewers will be introduced to Jim Corrigan, whom fans know as The Spectre. “Jim Corrigan is a New Orleans homicide detective and he stumbles across a supernatural event so-to-speak and his world is thrown into bits,” Ryan said. Matt Ryan spoke in depth about John and Jim’s relationship on the show starting with their first meeting:
He and John cross paths and at first they go at logger-heads because he doesn’t believe this world. What’s good about Jim and John – that duo – is that they both kind of want the same thing, but they both go about it in completely different ways. They’ve both got dark souls. And they both deal with that darkness in a different way as well. With Jim it’s quite heavy, and with John he’s developed this armour of lightness. Obviously with John it’s a lot deeper rooted. The darker the problem, the lighter he is. But then when you do open that shell in him it’s an outpouring – there’s so much sh*t in there. And in later episodes we really get into all that stuff as well and it’s really been great to play all that dark stuff.
Besides Jim Corrigan, Matt gave a few more characters that would drop by in Constantine who come straight out of the Hellblazer comics. Matt is hopeful that he would return to the UK to explore more about what happened back in Newcastle.
We’ll be introducing Anne-Marie. If we go past 13 episodes we’ll be introducing Judith. What we’re doing is introducing slowly the Newcastle crew, and what ‘s great is that you get a different element of John through each of these characters because of the different relationships that he has with them. And then there is a possibility of us doing the Newcastle episode – what happened there. Hopefully if all goes well we’ll get to it. I’d love for him to travel to London as well and do an episode there. I think that would be great.
Going into movies, director Guillermo del Toro recently said that he has been open to casting Ryan in his big screen adaptation to Justice League Dark. In regards to that, Matt seemed to be interested in the idea as well. “What’s so great is that there’s so many great storylines and the Justice League Dark stuff as well. How fantastic would that be if we could do something like that? Obviously those things are out of my hands, so we’ll see.”
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