Could John Constantine pay a visit to Oliver Queen during Season 4 of Arrow?
While Stephen Amell offered to guest star as his hooded on-screen persona on NBC’s Constantine as an incentive to get the network to renew the series, the show based on DC Comics title Hellblazer was ultimately canceled.
Variety reports that the chain-smoking occultist, played with devilish panache by Matt Ryan, might find his way to Starling City next season, perhaps to offer his supernatural expertise to Oliver on the Lazarus Pits that made their debut this season. The snag, though, is that WBTV is currently shopping Constantine around to other networks, leaving availability of the character in limbo at present.
Amell shared that he had been talking to the folks at DC Entertainment about guesting on the NBC series for a little while but they weren’t able to make it happen before the plug was pulled. If the series were to find a new home, all parties sound interested to make some effort to incorporate the ghoulish world of John Constantine’s life into the ever-expanding TV universe populated by Arrow, The Flash, and next season’s Brandon Routh-starrer DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Exec Producer Marc Guggenheim has potential ideas on how to use Constantine on Arrow next season, which could come in handy with the set-up of Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E. that has been hinted at this year. Until they can solve the issue of the series being alive or not, for the time being, John will just have to stay buried.
As fans of the series, we hope the show not only finds a home, but that we get to see our fave snarky ex-pat, ex-punker devil hunter trade barbs with our fave grim-faced archer in short order.