Legends of Tomorrow unleashed a bevy of news during its Comic-Con @ Home panel on Sunday, including this surprise twist: Matt Ryan will be back as a series regular for Season 7… but as a different character!
“While John Constantine’s arc on the show is coming to an end in Season 6, Matt Ryan’s journey with the Legends is not over,” executive producer Phil Klemmer revealed during the Q&A. Ryan will next take on the role of Dr. Gwyn Davies, an eccentric scientist from the early 20th century who might be the team’s only hope next season.
“As everyone who loves him knows, in the end, John Constantine will walk his path alone,” added Ryan, who first appeared on the Arrowverse spinoff in Season 3. “The time has come for John to part ways with the Legends, and for me to part ways with John. I’m really excited to be creating this new role on the show and having some fun with it — discovering how this new character fits in and causes some trouble for the Legends.” [Source]
With all the delays the corona virus is causing, the CW is pushing the premiere of the mid season shows like Legends of tomorrow to a later date than January 2021 (source) with the synopsis being as follow, please be aware it contains spoilers from the finale of the current season that didn’t air yet:
Ahead of next week’s world premiere of Superman: Red Son in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at the cast list and the first official still image from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, a new animated feature that will pit the assembled might of the Justice League Dark and Justice League against Darkseid, the tyrant god of Apokolips, in what marks more or less a direct sequel to Justice League: War, the first movie set in the current continuity of DC Universe animated films. While that story was adapted pretty directly from Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s first arc on Justice League, there is not a story being adapted 1:1 for Apokolips War.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War was announced at San Diego Comic Con, but no official details were revealed beyond the title. In the film, the world’s greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. [Source]
Matt’s upcoming movie “Adverse” will be the opening night screening of Porto International Film Festival 2020. The news was announced yesterday on the festival’s official website and was tweeted by the movie’s twitter page.
Excited to premiere and open the Fantasporto Film Festival in Portugal for Adverse!
Rated by Variety – top 25 festivals in the world with premieres/screenings by Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson and more.https://t.co/SHPLutPpN6#fantasporto #adversethefilm
— adversethefilm (@adversethefilm) January 8, 2020
Following his troubled Hellboy remake (out today on home video), Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) is behind the camera on The Reckoning, which is being backed by Highland Film Group for sales.
“The Reckoning is set around the witch hunts and the great plague in England in 1665 and follows Evelyn Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk), a young widow, haunted by the recent suicide of her husband Joseph (Joe Anderson), who is falsely accused of being a witch by her jealous Landlord, Squire Pendleton (Steven Waddington), after she rejects his unwanted advances.
“Grace must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee; Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon) and face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.”
Also starring are Matt Ryan (“Constantine”), Ian White, and Emma Holzer.
Marshall co-wrote alongside Edward Evers-Swindell and Charlotte Kirk. [Source]