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Saturday, January 3, 2015

CONSTANTINE Casts Mark Margolis as Felix Faust


After some initial rumbings late last year, Seriable has confirmed that the NBC series Constantine has cast Mark Margolis as DC Comics supervillain Felix Faust.  Faust will appear in the show's tenth episode, "Quid Pro Quo," and here's the episode's official plot...

CONSTANTINE “QUID PRO QUO” — 01/23/2015 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : CHAS FACES A PARENT’S WORST NIGHTMARE — MARK MARGOLIS GUEST STARS AS ‘FELIX FAUST’

Thousands of people across Brooklyn have slipped into a mysterious coma, including Chas’ (Charles Halford) daughter. John (Matt Ryan) must find and defeat the evil behind it before it consumes the city. Angélica Celaya also stars.

The 75-year-old Margolis is best known for this Emmy-nominated performance as Héctor "Tio" Salamanca on AMC's Breaking Bad and has appeared in numerous film and television roles, including Scarface, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Oz, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Hannibal (2001), Daredevil (2003), The Wrestler, Black Swan, Person of Interest and American Horror Story: Asylum.


Created in 1962 by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, Felix Faust first appeared in Justice League of America (vol.1) #10 as a master sorcerer who tried to gain some of his lost magical abilities by contacting the Demons Three, three fictional demons in the DC Universe.  Faust battled the Justice League several times over the years and was partially responsible for the death of Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man.

In the current New 52 continuity, Felix Faust has a much more emaciated appearance and is a recurring enemy of the Justice League Dark, the group of strange and supernatural heroes led by John Constantine.

This will be the character's first depiction in live action, although he's appeared in various animated projects, including The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (voiced by Peter Cullen), Justice League (voiced by Robert Englund), and the series Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice (both voiced by Dee Bradley Baker).

"Quid Pro Quo" will air on NBC Friday, January 23rd at 8 p.m. EST.

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