This looks promising.
First Official Image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine
I really like the way this first pic looks. Much more like a Hellblazer cover than a new 52 Constantine one.
Still, as someone who own every single issue and graphic novel of Hellblazer, I am still highly sceptical. I love this property too much to see it handled wrong again.
I know a lot of people defend the Keanu movie, but those were never Hellblazer fans. The movie pissed all over Hellblazer and didn't get what made the comics so special.
He's a scouser? That's fantastic, I'm so glad they're paying that much attention to the comics.
I'm so happy with this casting! I expected another blunder but this!!! I am so onboard now we have a proper blond and scouse Constantine. Now he has to nail the personality and I can die happy.
He looks perfect for JC.
I really hope they don't screw this up; I've been a JC fan since his first appearances in Swamp Thing.
Sounds like they're kicking off the story in a similar place to where the first issues of Hellblazer started (with 'Newcastle' as an ever looming, and defining, event in JC's past).
He needs his Silk Cut - without his smoking habit there's a huge chunk of character defining story they can't touch (the only thing the Keannu film got right IMO). I'm also guessing that it will all be set stateside, which is a little saddening - especially as there are many pages from the first few years of Hellblazer that are (or rather were 20 some years ago) totally recognizable UK locations - especially the Northampton ones from Jamie Delano's run... I still get a kick from seeing Abington Park and the 'Rice Bowl' Chinese take-away on the Wellingborough road portrayed in the comics ;)
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