Constantine is immersion into the supernatural world of DC Comics which makes this a great place to debut characters that fans have clamored after for a long time. Fans all over are all a tingle with thoughts of some of the characters that we think would make great cameos for the show.
Doctor Fate isn’t a person as much as an office like Sorcerer Supreme. The mantle has been held by a handful of people; Kent Nelson, Eric and Linda Strauss, Inza Nelson, Jered Stephens, Hector Hall, Kent V. Nelson and Khalid Ben-Hassin. It would be great to get back to basics and start with the old school aka Kent Nelson. But, as all of those who caught the premiere know, the Helmet of Nabu (the center of Fate’s power) was seen and actually picked up by the unknowing female. So, Constantine knows where it is.
That leads us to the next bit of news. As a part of the FUTURES END series, Constantine sports the cover below:
THIS would be awesome to see him do that in one episode.
Then, maybe, have him hand it to a worthy spiritual guardian.
Zatanna Zatara is a former lover (or is a future lover in the show) of John Constantine who happens to be a magician and occultic crime-fighter. She has graced the pages of the Justice League as a member and shared many a story with our exorcist. So, it would make sense that she’d show up for a cameo; maybe a two-parter even.
If you’ve read any of the back-story, you know that John is somewhat responsible for her father’s death. Oh, the DRAMA!
ETRIGAN, THE DEMON
You can’t talk demons and DC without Etrigan. Created and originally drawn by Jack ‘The King’ Kirby back in 1972, the Demon has gone through several changes. In the New 52, he’s still portrayed as the rhyming demon and is forced to share his existence with a mortal. Right now, DC has retconned a group called the Demon Knights that existed back in the dark ages and consist of Etrigan, Vandal Savage, Xanadu, Shining Knight, the Horsewoman, Saracen inventor Al Jabr and the Amazon Exoristos.
How long do you think it will take till the rhyming will drive Constantine mad?
Fun to be had!
(See what I did there?)
Jim Corrigan: The Spectre
Now, I know what you’re saying; ‘He’s already cast’. Well, as of right now Corrigan is cast and that is a coup in itself. The question is will we see him don the green cloak and step onto the border of the natural and supernatural. I’m betting we might.
Side note: Strangely enough, in the New 52, Jim Corrigan was a police detective in Gotham where he was called to become the vengeful Spectre. He also met up with this guy which gets, at least, an honorable mention in this list.
Deadman is a long standing DC fixture on the subject of the occult and supernatural. According to the official bio for the New 52:
After living a selfish life as Boston Brand, he is forced to possess people as Deadman following his assassination, in order to set problems in their life right, so he can avoid an eternity in Hell.
That’s what John needs is someone also battling his inner demons and trying also to stay out of hell…lol.
That’s right. The Phantom Stranger!
This would be an absolute Birthday gift for every fanboy out there! Raven has been a well loved character ever since her debut in New Teen Titans #1 back in the eighties. Her charisma with the fans along with her relationship with her demon father, Trigon, would make her a great guest star for a special mulit-part season finale. And seeing Constantine go toe to toe with a powerful demon like Trigon would make matters volatile to say the least!
I’m adding this character just because I’d like to see their take on the monster calling itself Frankenstein. Although, Chas fulfills the role of unstoppable force just fine.
There are more, but these are some of MY wants.
And what do most of these characters have in common?
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
That’s right. Entry into DC‘s supernatural realm opens up talk about Justice League Dark. I know they’re not on the docket for a big screen treatment although Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro still wants to direct it and has even said that Matthew Ryan could play Constantine in it. THAT would be mind-blowing, if you ask me.
Del Toro is known for his dark, creepy style in movies like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy.
So, maybe, if Constantine, the TV show takes off, it can spin-off into amazing things on bigger screens.
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