The latest rumors coming from the San Diego Comic-Con panel of Warner Bros. TV is that The CW might acquire yet another character from the world of DC Comics, and it would be none other than Matt Ryan’s John Constantine.
Rumors suggest that the purported new season of “Constantine” will take the place of “The Vampire Diaries,” which is expected to have its much awaited final season this year. The move of replacing a hit show falling in the sub-genre of horror with another show that comes from the same sub-genre is said to be a plausible move for the network. In addition to that, should The CW really push through with a “Constantine” reboot, it would now have DC Comics TV shows on every night of the week, as there would now be five different DC comic book adaptations under the hood of the network.
If one would be able to recall, Ryan’s character Constantine is no longer a new face in the Arrowverse, the shared universe of DC Comics characters airing on The CW. In fact, the actor, along with his character, has already appeared in the fourth season of “Arrow.” Constantine’s appearance was no mere cameo or a guest stint that appeared out of nowhere. Rather, he was introduced as a vital part of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) past, in the island of Lian Yu. More importantly, Constantine was the one who was able to fully bring Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) back to her previous self after getting out of the Lazarus Pit and looking worse for wear.
Ever since then, the presence of Constantine though he only appeared for one episode has been a known thing, as Oliver had been getting advice from him and since he played a crucial role in defeating the evil villain of that season, Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough).