Fans were upset when NBC cancelled “Constantine” in May (with the stake fully driven into its heart in June), yet word has had the makers of The CW’s hit DC Comics show “Arrow” attempting a resurrection of sorts with a crossover featuring Matt Ryan’s John Constantine with Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen, especially now that Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) is in play. During Comic-Con, IGN got to sit down with Amell and “Arrow” executive producer Wendy Mericle and confirmed this potential meeting of the minds.
“Yeah, we really want to do it,” said Mericle. “It’s something we’ve been talking to DC about and it’s just a question of some political things, but also the actor’s schedule. We’re trying to work it out, but we don’t know 100 percent if it’s going to happen, but we’re really optimistic and we would love to have him.”
“Fingers crossed,” added Amell.
“Constantine,” which only aired a single 13-episode first season, starred Ryan (“Criminal Minds”) as the chain-smoking supernatural detective first introduced by Alan Moore in “Saga of the Swamp Thing” and later spun off into his own series, “Hellblazer.” The character is also said to be involved in Warner Bros.’ planned feature Dark Universe, which will team John Constantine with Swamp Thing, The Demon, Deadman, The Spectre and the father/daughter pair of Zatara and Zatanna, though the project recently lost director Guillermo del Toro due to schedule conflicts with Pacific Rim 2.
“Arrow” stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Arrow, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. It is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.
“Arrow” will premiere its fourth season on Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT.