With how many superheroes have graced the media throughout the last several years, many actors have made iconic performances that have been written into the DNA of those characters - from Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark to Chris Evans' Captain America, and Henry Cavil's Superman. Another shining example would be Matt Ryan's Constantine from his former NBC show and, more recently, the character's time on CW's Legends of Tomorrow.
Many fans have praised his performance over the last few years as quintessential to the character. The actor even went on to voice the famous warlock in several DC animated projects, including Justice League Dark and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.
Sadly, the actor recently said goodbye to the character on Legends of Tomorrow, marking the potential end of his run. Despite that, the world of comic book adaptations never stops, and Warner Bros. looks to already have a new actor set to bring a new spin to the character for a new HBO Max show produced by J.J Abrams' Bad Robot production company.
New Constantine Actor Potentially Cast
The Illuminerdi reported that Warner Bros. is getting close to casting a brand-new actor in the role of Constantine in J. J. Abrams' upcoming HBO Max series based on the titular character.
The studio is said to have its eyes on Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù to bring to life this new iteration of the famous DC Comics warlock. The actor is known for his work in Gangs of London and the hit Netflix horror film His House.
Their sources indicate that the series is also looking to cast two more roles. The first is Akara, a 10-year-old Cambodian girl who is reportedly going to be the heart of the story and is suspected to be an adaptation of Astra Logue from the Hellblazer comics. The second is her grandfather, an older, deceptively strong gentleman.
A New Era For Constantine With Warner Bros.
Many fans might not immediately picture Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù in the role of Constantine, but given his past film work, he'll undoubtedly make for a great addition to the character's legacy. Matt Ryan was fantastic, yes, but now it's time for someone new to step into those boots.
Warner Bros. has had some sort of plan for Justice League Dark for the last few years now, but those details haven't really made it out into the public eye as of yet. The closest fans have gotten is this new movement on the Constantine HBO Max show.
If the series does well, the studio may actually get around to telling the story of the darker, more supernatural team of DC characters, and that of its various members. This includes Zatanna, who even has her own project in development. Fans will just have to cross their fingers that everything goes according to plan—something Warner Bros. doesn't have the best track record with.