Although his own solo series was axed after just one season back in 2015, Matt Ryan’s portrayal of John Constantine was so well received that the actor has since reprised the role of the occult detective in the Arrowverse shows Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, along with the animated Justice League Dark movie and Constantine: City of Demons web series.
The character of Constantine made his comic book debut in Alan Moore’s The Saga of Swamp Thing back in 1985, and with a live-action Swamp Thing series incoming soon from DC Universe, Ryan has expressed his interest in once again returning to the role.
“John Constantine was born in Swamp Thing,” said Ryan during a Q&A at Wizard World Cleveland (via Comic Book). “Eventually, he has to be on Swamp Thing, and I just hope it’s me… I’m still playing this role four years after Constantine was actually cancelled, so I must be doing something right.”
Ryan is right that Constantine should appear in Swamp Thing at some point in time, and we doubt there’d be too many complaints from fans if he does find himself back in the role. Is it something you’d like to see, or could you see Swamp Thing going in a different direction with another actor? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @FlickeringMyth…
Swamp Thing follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be gone after all.
Swamp Thing features a cast that includes Crystal Reed (Gotham) as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean (It: Chapter Two) as Alec Holland, Will Patton (Halloween) as Avery Sutherland, Maria Sten (Channel Zero) as Liz Tremayne, Jennifer Beals (The L World) as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead) as Madame Xanadu, Kevin Durand (The Strain) as Jason Woodrue, Virginia Madsen (American Gothic) as Maria Sunderland, Henderson Wade (Riverdale) as Matt Cable, Leonardo Nam (Westworld) as Harlan Edwards, Ian Ziering (Sharknado) as Blue Devil and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th) as Swamp Thing.