For years now the powers that be have been trying to book Matt Ryan for an appearance as John Constantine on DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” and in season 3 it’s finally going to happen. Not only is Constantine confirmed to appear on the show, but he’s now been confirmed for multiple episodes.
Executive producer Phil Klemmer recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, and he confirmed that Constantine will appear in episodes 9 and 10. Matt Ryan previously appeared as John Constantine on “Arrow” and his appearance in episode 10 will apparently involve a revisiting of “Arrow” season 4.
“As for the character of Constantine, we knew that an alienated, chain-smoking, bisexual, world-weary demonologist would feel right at home among our Legends,” Klemmer says. “His appearance in episode 310 will involve the following: a revisiting of Arrow season four and the events following that season’s finale episode; a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends — the name we’ve only heard whispered until now Mallus; some hot sex — something that has been in short supply on the Waverider thus far in season three; and Damien Darhk (Neil McDonough), because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk? More than anything, the episode promises to be scary as you know what — tonally it’s The Exorcist meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Demonic possession in a mental institution, what’s not to love?”
It’s already been confirmed that the Damien Darhk we’ll be seeing in DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will be a resurrected version of the Damien Darhk that was killed by the Green Arrow in season 4. Now that Constantine is involved it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.
The “Legends of Tomorrow” portion of this year’s “Arrowverse” crossover is the 8th episode of the season, and it’s set to air on November 28, so fans will likely see Constantine’s appearances on “Legends” in early December.
DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will return for season 3 on Tuesday, October 10.
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question.
With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time traveling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm.
Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.