Phil Klemmer, executive producer for Legends of Tomorrow, confirmed Matt Ryan will be reprising his role as John Constantine for a guest appearance in the show.
Klemmer was recently interviewed by Rotten Tomatoes and revealed that Ryan will be in the series. He also discussed his excitement for the new season:
It’s funny because it happens so gradually, you don’t really realize it’s happening until you go back and look at any random old episode, and realize how far you’ve come. We’re not forcing it in a way that it’s not a conscious thing. In a way, this season, to me, feels like what the show was always meant to be, and last season feels like a transitional one. It really feels like it found its creative stride. Everybody’s having so much fun. It’s like for the first time everybody is on the same wavelength, and it’s kind of a magic moment for us.
And of course, Klemmer talks about where and when the series and characters will end up:
We get Billy Zane and the circus [in the second episode]; we get a little Julius Caesar on the beach in Aruba in the premiere. We meet [new team member] Zari in this sort of dystopian future. We get to do a little Amblin alien episode back in the ’80s; we do some Jack the Ripper Victorian London; Golden Age of Hollywood; John Constantine doing an exorcism. We do a Freaky Friday episode. The only thing we haven’t been able to do: We really wanted to do an Abba “Waterloo” in then Napoleonic wars but we could not get the rights for the song.
He also shared his excitement for the new season’s finale:
Getting to do the final episode is a huge treat. This season more than last, they’re all like part of a two-hour movie and, which means that we have the gigantic third act Avengers fight in the middle of the city. We also get to do the most tragic and heart-wrenching part of the story, which is weird ’cause normally we’re the funny show. We’re supposed to be the silly goofballs traveling through time, but just the way the story broke this year, we deal with the most heart-wrenching moment of [the episode]. The whole point of doing this show is doing something new every week, and with the crossover the new thing that we try on is tragedy.
Matt Ryan’s John Constantine had his own live-action series on NBC but that lasted only one season and was then cancelled. His character appeared after, however, on Arrow a few years ago and was popular. Ryan has also voice acted for Constantine in the Justice League Dark animated movie and will voice act again in his new animated Constantine series.
Legends of Tomorrow will return to the CW on Tuesday, October 9th at 9 EST.
Legends of Tomorrow focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.