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Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season 3: Matt Ryan’s John Constantine appearance previewed

Fans were hopeful that they might see Matt Ryan return as John Constantine in the third season of Legends of Tomorrow and it’s now been confirmed.

Showrunner Phil Klemmer dropped the news in a recent interview as he told Rotten Tomatoes about Billy Zane making an appearance.

“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.”

Constantine was cancelled after a single season on NBC but this iteration of the character has lived thanks to an appearance in Arrow and an upcoming CW Seed animated series.

There was no hint to how the Legends initially will cross paths with Constantine, especially as he’s a time-traveler. Now Klemmer says it will be a two-episode arc: “Having Matt Ryan reprise his iconic — dare we say legendary — role of John Constantine on Legends is something that [executive producer] Marc [Guggenheim] and I have been working toward since season one, and now the stars have finally aligned,” Klemmer tells The Hollywood Reporter.

“While we are working to finish our 2017 Arrow-verse crossover, which is no joke the most ambitious bit of network TV that four shows have ever had the audacity and insanity to endeavor, we were looking for a way to make an equally exciting 2018 return. That’s how we came up with Matt Ryan.”

“As for the character of Constantine, we knew that an alienated, chain-smoking, bisexual, world-weary demonologist would feel right at home among our Legends,” says Klemmer.

“His appearance in episode 310 will involve the following: a revisiting of Arrow season four and the events following that season’s finale episode; a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends — the name we’ve only heard whispered until now, Mallus; some hot sex — something that has been in short supply on the Waverider thus far in season three; and Damien Darhk [Neal McDonough], because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk? More than anything, the episode promises to be scary as you know what — tonally it’s The Exorcist meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Demonic possession in a mental institution — what’s not to love?”

Legends of Tomorrow season three premiered Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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