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A purveyor and peddler of sensory drugs for those into a little action, Constantine represents the bad boy in all of us. Inherently cool, ultimately flawed and perpetually alone amongst friends. Waiting for a salvation which will never come and trapped into a thankless cycle without end, anyone who has to imagine their friends dead each morning has problems. But such are the strange quirks of human nature that just such a person is liable, in certain impressionable circles, to be revered because of this. Which ironically describes the situation Constantine currently finds itself in.
Elevated by a fan base of ardent supporters Constantine has been buoyed by an internet campaign in place pretty much from week one. With episodes broadcast out of sequence and bedding in issues, as experienced by every new show, it was always going to be an uphill struggle. »
- Gary Collinson
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer, Constantine, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…
After a big couple of weeks of Marvel news, DC fans got something to smile about this week as Zack Snyder delivered our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and of course the subsequent Justice League and 2018 solo movies). The promotional image came with the caption “Unite the Seven”, so could that mean we can look forward to another six promo shots of the rest of the Justice League? »
- Gary Collinson
NBC to Make Decision for Constantine’s Future in May. Constantine may have ended their first and possibly only season last week, but NBC is still keen on keeping the ratings-challenged series on air. Ep Daniel Cerone confirmed that no decision would be made on the series until May. The media and fans [...]
Continue reading: Constantine: Decision for Second Season to Come in May »
- Mufsin Mahbub
The fate of NBC’s Constantine has been hanging in the balance, and will have to remain hanging for just a little bit longer. According to showrunner Daniel Cerone, the future of the low-rated series will not be decided until May.
In a recent batch of Tweets in reply to fans’ questions, Cerone made it clear that Constantine is not dead yet, but it is still in danger. NBC will not make a decision about whether to grant the show a second season, or even a limited number of future episodes, until they have seen the new pilots for other series in May. This grants Constantine a reprieve of sorts, as Cerone encourages fans of the show to watch available episodes online. He also hopes to make the entire 13-episode series available for free online, which means that viewers who have not seen or wish to re-watch the show will »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The season finale of Constantine has come and gone, and we’re yet to hear any news about NBC’s plans for the DC-based show. However, according to showrunner Daniel Cerone, the network has not pulled the plug on the show just yet, and fans’ hope for a second season could still become a reality.
“NBC made some early pickups by Constantine is not cancelled,” said Cerone on Twitter in response to a fan question about the show’s fate. “We’ll pitch them our plans for a second season in May. Then they decide. Our show is expensive. The ratings are okay for Friday night but not strong. The studio holds options on Constantine actors and writers til mid-June. We will definitely have an answer by up fronts.”
Cerone then went on to encourage fans hopeful for a second season to purchase the episodes via Amazon and iTunes, or »
- Gary Collinson
When the hoped-for 'back nine' order didn't arrive for NBC's Constantine, which recently concluded its first thirteen-episode season, the writing seemed to be on the wall for the Hellblazer adaptation. Not so, says showrunner Daniel Cerone, there's still hope that the man in the mac might return to TV.
Asked on Twitter if the show could be considered "technically cancelled", Cerone replied:
"NBC made some early pickups but #Constantine not canceled. We'll pitch them our plans for 2nd season in May. Then they decide."
All is not lost then. Despite Constantine's ratings not quite hitting NBC's mark for such an effects (and therefore budget) heavy show, there's still hope for a season two renewal according to Cerone.
How can fans help the matter? Stream the available episodes and tell your friends, »
Hey, "Constantine" peeps. We regrettably will not be able to tell you the fate of your favorite show,tonight, as NBC is taking their sweet, precious time to decide if they want to renew it for a new season 2. I can you tell that it doesn't look good as the rating were pretty damn low. However, despite all that, recent reports are suggesting that NBC is putting an effort in to give the show a new 2nd season on the Syfy network, and rename it Hellblazer after its comicbook origins. According to seriable.com and their sources , a new report just came out this past Wednesday ,February 11th which stated: "Salvation for Constantine? NBC planning to move Constantine Season 2 over to Syfy, where it will be rebranded as Hellblazer." A second report, reads like this: "Showrunner Daniel Cerone says he’s not involved in any current plans to move Constantine »
- Andre Braddox
NBC’s supernatural drama Constantine has been wrangling with the ratings since its inception. And given the fact that the network opted against giving the show a full 22-episode order, fans of the titular demon-hunter have been kept on tenterhooks right up until the season finale, which is due to air this Friday.
However, a new report suggests that there could be light at the end of the tunnel for the cult series, as it’s understood that Syfy may stage an 11th-hour swoop to acquire Constantine for a second season under the new branding, Hellblazer. While this remains unconfirmed by both parties at the time of writing, a network switch would make perfect sense for the troubled series, which has been lingering in limbo ever since that aforementioned decision by NBC. Moreover, in bringing the otherworldly show over, Syfy will reportedly grant the writers much more creative freedom, given »
- Michael Briers
“The God who created this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac. We have to spend our life on our knees thanking him?! What kind of god would do that?”
I never aim to be inflammatory. Offence is never intended. My reviews should lead only to the promotion of healthy debate, which in turn leads to personal epiphanies, individual actions and in time a number of larger questions being asked. An intellectual broadening exercise for those who like reading, writing and thinking for themselves. How’s that for an idea? It’s alright answers are optional, and as it goes unimportant alongside a somewhat more intriguing conundrum. What exactly does this have to do with a chain smoking Diy exorcist and product of the punk rock generation?
Aside from flying in the face of anything »
- Gary Collinson
Yes, you heard that correctly! It seems that DC Entertainment and the creators of NBC's Constantine aren't willing to go out without a fight yet - producing this wonderfully self-aware short, titled: "Jon Con Noir". The video inexplicably blends Matt Ryan's titular character with a mixture of noir and stop-motion animation over a remarkably surreal three minutes. Featuring nods to both the show's uncertain future, as well as elements from within the series, the short shows Ryan's Constantine on the hunt for two missing executives, who have been kidnapped by 'The Rising Darkness'. Their names? Why, it's showrunners Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer of course! Check out the video below, courtesy of DC Entertainment's very own YouTube channel... So what did ya think, pretty creative right? Did anyone else enjoy John's classically foul-mouthed reference to the two showrunners? This appears to be just the first part in a web-series, »
As Hector Salamanca would say: Ding! Ding! Ding!
Mark Margolis, who played wheelchair-bound, bell-ringing Hector on the AMC series, will make his debut as Felix Faust in an upcoming episode of the supernatural drama.
The actor first will appear in the Jan. 23 episode, EW.com reports. The episode finds John trying »
11 items from 2015
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