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Matt Ryan Talks His “Final” Run At Constantine…And What Might Bring Him Back

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Matt Ryan is a fan-favorite actor for various reasons, not the least of which is that he seemed to “embody” the DC Comics character of John Constantine in various ways throughout the last several years. He started off in the short-lived NBC series, then came over to the Arrowverse, and lastly played a slightly different version of the character the in DC Comics Animated Movie Universe. Which will be “ending” via DC Showcase – Constantine: The House of Mystery.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Ryan talked about how much he loves being John Constantine:

“What I love playing about John Constantine is the fact that he’s a really dark soul, but the way that he handles his humor and his wit, he can go from being really serious to really flippant like that, and it’s a really fun thing to play, and as an actor, he’s a real three-dimensional character.”

And while some think this is “the end”…he’d be back if he was asked…and if he got to play the “real” Cosntantine:

“”I feel so blessed, really, being able to play John Constantine throughout all these different mediums, and for so long,” Ryan said. “It’s been years since I first started playing this character, and I’m still here, and I think that is partly down to the fans’ acceptance of me. the character is such an iconic role, and the first thing you want to do is try to be true to those original comics which I’ve fallen in love with. That can be difficult sometimes in the various different mediums you’re working on, whether it’s on network television, or whatever you’re working on. I feel like I’ve come to really love John and he’s a part of me in a way. There’ a much darker, more grittier aspect to the character that I’d love the opportunity to get to flesh out in whatever medium that would be. I feel like in some of the various different mediums that Iv’e worked in, predominantly the television stuff, we’re doing a somewhat lightened version of him for television. There’s a part of me that yearns to do the R-rated stuff, and really show that I can really do that part of the character, as well — the nasty, dirty con artist type of guy.”