Wednesday, September 7, 2016

CONSTANTINE Season 1 Coming to Blu-Ray, Season 2 Possible?

Is John Constantine about to perform his biggest feat of magic?

The back cover of this week's titles from DC Comics contained a welcome surprise for Hellblazers, revealing that the short-lived but fondly remembered NBC series Constantine is finally coming to Blu-Ray and DVD from Warner Archive.  Here's the ad teasing the release...

The ad states Constantine is "now on Blu-Ray & DVD," but it's currently nowhere to be found on the site, so hopefully it will be listed shortly.  Warner Archive recently released Manufacture On Demand (MOD) Blu-Ray season sets for Lucifer Season 1 and iZombie Seasons 1 & 2, neither of which are available for purchase in stores.

According to ComicBook.com, former Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone gave credit to the fans for making the release happen.  "I give them all the credit because they've made their voices known and never gave up," said Cerone.  "I'm continually overwhelmed by the passion out there for this character."

Despite running only 13 episodes on NBC from 2014-15, the show simply refuses to be forgotten.  Star Matt Ryan reprised his role of John Constantine for the CW series Arrow, in the Season 4 episode "Haunted," and will voice the character again for the upcoming home video DC Comics animated film Justice League Dark.  The show also aired on the El Rey Network for a brief time before returning to digital stores and the free-streaming service CW Seed.

In addition, with Doug Liman being announced last month as the director of the Justice League Dark movie Dark Universe, which is reported to feature John Constantine, it seems Warner Bros. sees potential in the character.  Will Matt Ryan reprise Constantine for the big screen?  Or for another appearance on a CW DC Comics series?  Or perhaps, Constantine Season 2 on Netflix or Hulu?

As Constantine himself would say while flicking open his cigarette lighter...On with the show.

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