As Hellblazer readers will tell you, Constantine’s come back from the dead in the past and it looks like he’s done so again… in a manner of speaking.
As revealed on The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Ryan will be guest starring as John Constantine on an episode of Arrow in this upcoming season. Ryan originated the role on NBC’s Constantine, last season’s gone-but-not-forgotten DC Comics and Vertigo-based supernatural horror series and the news of him reprising the role will be sure to please fans of show.
The actor helped spread the news with a tweet and special video he recorded just for the occasion.
Stephen Amell, who had offered to guest star on Constantine if it was renewed, welcomed Ryan to Starling City.
Hey @mattryanreal... Welcome to Arrow!!!— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 11, 2015
Most recently, TV Insider ran a story with even more details, including some extensive quotes from Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim.
"We are super-crazy excited about this," confessed Guggenheim of the "one-time-only deal" currently scheduled for the fifth episode of Arrow's upcoming fourth season. "Each year on the show, we have added and expanded the mythology with different elements. In Season 2 we introduced the idea of superpowers, last year brought in the League of Assassins, and for Season 4, we always had a plan to introduce magic and mysticism," he says, pointing to Ra's al Ghul's Resurrection Pit as an early taste of the otherworldy. "We were already swimming in those waters and that's why Constantine is this great organic little development."
Be sure to read the TV Insider article for a lot more information from Guggenheim, and follow DC Comics on Twitter for the latest on this and other exciting #DCTV news as it breaks.