For my money, Matt Ryan is John Constantine. What he has brought to the role since the very beginning has been nothing short of magic. Now it appears to be a role that he is leaving behind.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow co-showrunner Phil Klemmer revealed during Comic-Con@Home that Ryan would no longer play Constantine on the series after Season 6. He will still return for Season 7, but in the new, original role of Dr. Gwyn Davies. The character is described as, “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. The time has come for John to part ways with the Legends, and for me to part ways with John,” said Ryan. “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.”
That wasn’t the only piece of news. It looks like Gideon will be getting some more time outside of the hardware of the Waverider. Amy Louise Pemberton, who provides the voice of Gideon, will now play the role in live action, this time as a series regular. It will be interesting to see what leads Gideon to adopt this new role full time.
Finally, if you’ve loved the songs of the Legends over the years, soon you’ll be able to take those tunes with you. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Mixtape (Songs from the Original Television Soundtrack) will be available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon and many other popular streaming services. You’ll find so many great songs, from “Space Girl” to “Mr. Parker’s Cul-De-Sac”. That begins on August 20th.
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the back half of Season 6 yet, “think bowling, board games, aliens, weddings, magic mushrooms, and a whole lot of dark drama involving John Constantine.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Sunday night at 8pm on The CW.
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