Fans of DC Comics TV shows should start saving their money now, because the company plans to be taking all of it next year. The next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles will be officially unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week and TV Insider has your exclusive first look.
After several previous waves of figures featuring characters from Arrow and The Flash, the company is adding Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to the line-up. The Supergirl figures feature the title character, plus Martian Manhunter (both coming out in May 2017), while Legends’ initial trio will be Firestorm, Hawkgirl (both February 2017) and The Atom (later in 2017).
The Arrow and The Flash lines are also growing, with Arrow adding guest stars Constantine and Vixen, while The Flash’s Season 2 villain Zoom is getting in on the action. All three will be available in May 2017.
All of the figures are based on the characters’ DCTV appearances and stand approximately 6.75 inches tall (though we’re guessing that Firestorm’s flaming “hair” might put him over that!) and come with a suggested retail price of $28. [Source]
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The series will star Luther’s Steven Mackintosh and Olivia Williams (most recently seen in Anna Karenina), joined by EastEnders’ Kara Tointon, Matt Ryan of Constantine fame, Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van), Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice And Zombies) and Mark Benton (Eddie the Eagle).
Set in 1940, American journalist Joe O’Hara sees first-hand how war impacts life and commerce while observing the staff at a luxury hotel. The Halcyon reflects on the time period through the eyes of the hotel’s modest and hard-working staff, as well as its high-profile guests. [source]
It was so good seeing Constantine back on little screen, even if it was for one episode. Check out the stills, screencaptures and behind the scene from the episode, hoping John will back back again on the show:
“Haunted” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
MATT RYAN REPRISES HIS ROLE AS JOHN CONSTANTINE ON ARROW – When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan). John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#404). Original airdate 11/4/2015.
Regarding how Constantine will fit in on the show, it turns out he will be involved in a big question going into this season – just how will Sara Lance be resurrected? After all, Sara was killed at the start of Season 3, but we know she’ll be back as a part of the upcoming spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with Caity Lotz returning as Sara and her new alter ego, White Canary. [more at source]
— Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) August 11, 2015
Matt Ryan, who starred as the title character on NBC’s short-lived DC Comics drama, will reprise his role on an episode of Arrow’s fourth season.
Ryan’s John Constantine — who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and suddenly is thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness — will guest-star in the fifth episode of Arrow’s fourth season, titled “Haunted.”
According to a description sent by The CW, Constantine will provide valuable support to Oliver (Stephen Amell) when arrows just won’t suffice.
“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired,” said Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim in a statement. “The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.”
The news comes after Arrow star Amell offered to guest on Constantine if the drama were to see a second season — anywhere. Star Ryan, meanwhile, responded with enthusiasm and noted that it would be a “real pleasure to explore these guys’ dynamic.” [more at source]
As I mentioned earlier, I was able to get my hands on a copy of one of Matt’s earliest TV projects in 2004, titled Mine all Mine. You can check out the screencaptures of the episodes by clicking on the preview:
Matt had a small guest role in Holby Blues in it’s second season. I’ve updated the gallery with screencaptures of his appearance: