Based on a new casting grid, it appears Warner Bros. and DC have started their search for an actor to star in their upcoming Constantine series on HBO Max. And according to insider Daniel Richtman, they are actively seeking a Black actor for the title role.
Debuting in the pages of DC Comics in The Saga of Swamp Thing #37 in 1985, John Constantine is certainly a force to be reckoned with. The character made his first live appearance in the 2005 film Constantine with Keanu Reeves and then again in the television series Constantine with Matt Ryan. Ryan returned to portray his role in the Arrowverse show Arrow in the fourth season, until joining the cast of the television series Legends of Tomorrow starting in the third season.
The casting grid shared by Richtman on his Patreon stated Warner Bros. and DC are seeking a Black British actor in their late 20’s for the lead role of Constantine. The character has typically been depicted as a white male, so this would be a new change for the antihero.
In addition to the casting news, it was also revealed that the series is currently titled Justice League Dark: Constantine. It will focus less on the character’s religious elements and more on horror.
The series is targeting a start date in the second quarter of 2022. Bad Robot Productions are helming it with Guy Bolton set to write.
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