Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan, The Tudors), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.
Flicks And The City had the chance to sit down with the cast and creators of Constantine at San Diego Comic Con.
Check out our videos below to see what happened, and don’t forget to catch Constantine when it premieres in October 2014!
Executive Producers David S Goyer & Daniel Cerone talk about the edgy and scary tone of Constantine, not wanting to water down the edgy nature of Hellblazer, Constantine’s smoking and drinking vices are in the show, the appeal of Constantine, Constantine as a master of improv, which characters they’re looking forward to bringing into the show from Hellblazer and beyond, and introducing Papa Midnite to the audience.
Matt Ryan (John Constantine) chats about reading the Hellblazer comics to research his character, how his friend who owns a comic book store is his biggest critic, his accent in the show, auditioning for Constantine while he was starring in Henry V in London, and which character he’s most enjoyed interacting with so far.
Angelica Celaya (Zed) talks about her character’s relationship with John Constantine in the TV show, how much she knew about the world of Constantine before she got the script, researching her role in the comic books, and the changes her character goes through.
Harold Perrineau (Manny) talks about playing an angel in Constantine, building a new character who’s not in the comic book world, what we can expect from the character of Constantine in the TV show, Manny’s look, and possessing bodies.
Charles Halford (Chas) talks about playing Constantine’s oldest surviving friend Chas, how he was a fan of the comic books as a child, researching all the Hellblazer comics for the new show, why he loves the comic books, and what kind of men Chas and Constantine are in the show.