Arrow's Guggenheim on the 'effortless' addition of Matt Ryan's Constantine

Sure, we’re excited to see the continuing adventures of Team Arrow this fall — but one of the biggest additions to The CW is Matt Ryan’s Constantine. So, how is the Hellbazer fitting in?

Marc Guggenheim, the producer of Arrow, chatted with Superhero Hype about the heavily-buzzed crossover and touched on how the two universes are melding. Arrow had already started to cross into the mystical with the addition of the Lazarus Pit and Ra’s al Ghul, and we’ve already heard he’ll be brought in to help with the resurrection of Sara Lance (Caity Lotz).

Here’s what Guggenheim had to say about the addition of Ryan to the cast:

"When you see him in the show, honestly it feels like we’re doing a Constantine/Arrow crossover, and it’s so exciting… We’re just really glad we got the chance to extend Matt Ryan’s run as Constantine by at least one more hour of television. I think you’ll see he fits very neatly into our universe. It never feels forced, it feels right. Stephen’s on screen vibe with Matt is just very natural, it’s as if these guys had been working together forever.

I think people are really going to love the episode. John Badham (WarGames) directed it and it was just a happy circumstance, but John had also directed an episode of Constantine. It all works and it works really effortlessly. It worked effortlessly with a lot of effort I should say. I can’t wait for people to see that episode, if you thought it was a thrill just to see that one shot of Matt in the trailer wait ’til you see a whole episode with him."

We noticed, and you probably did, as well: That “at least” in reference to extending Ryan’s run as Constantine? Though the ratings weren’t great, NBC’s Constantine was a fun show that was starting to find its footing (but couldn’t find enough viewers). If the crossover episode proves a hit, you’d have to think the creative team would be interested in keeping him around in a recurring capacity. Or, at the very least, keep him around for a few cameo roles per season.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ryan’s Constantine on Arrow this fall?


(Via Superhero Hype)

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