David S Goyer talks Constantine TV series

News Louisa Mellor 11 Mar 2014 - 08:33

New Constantine series will be closer to the Hellblazer comics than the Keanu Reeves film says David S Goyer...

He's British, he's blonde, he'll have the signature trench coat and skinny tie, but whether Constantine in NBC's forthcoming TV pilot will be a chain-smoker is currently under negotiation with the network, according to executive producer David S Goyer.

I Am Rogue stole a few minutes to chat with Goyer, a man currently with more geek pies than fingers to stick in them, about the Constantine pilot, to be directed by The Descent and Game Of Thrones' Neil Marshall. The writer/director assured fans that the series, if it goes ahead, will stick more closely to the Hellblazer/Alan Moore creation than the Francis Lawrence-directed 2005 feature, a film he calls "interesting".

What do we know of the cast so far? Welsh actor Matt Ryan is in the lead, with support from Lost and Romeo + Juliet's Harold Perrineau playing an angel, True Detective's Charles Halford in the role of Chas, and Robin Hood's Lucy Griffiths as, in Goyer's words, "an amalgam of characters". According to Goyer, the announcement of another character fans know from the comic books is also imminent, played by "a pretty cool actor"

If it's picked up, Goyer also plans to bring in "some of the other occult figures" from the DC universe. Any guesses as to whom he's alluding?

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Lemme guess... Morpheus?

Really looking forward to this series!

What I am hoping is that Warner/DC finally comes with a statement how all these live action outings stand in relation to one another. Is Arrow/The Flash in the same universe as Man of Steel. And are the Constantine and Gotham series somehow connected to the formentioned?

Yup excited !

Hopefully this won't affect Del Toro's Justice League Dark, if that is even still happening.

Maybe it would be cool if it did!

That would be all the awesomes

Indeed, if Del Toro is going to make work of Justice League Dark and everyone digs this Constantine why not make him appair in the movie?

I'm looking forward to it but id give it up in a heartbeat to have Hellblazer back.

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