It Sounds Like TV John Constantine Will Finally Be Canonically Bisexual on Legends of Tomorrow
Matt Ryan’s iteration of John Constantine, the occult detective of Hellblazer fame, has gone through a lot of changes in his time on TV: first the cancellation of NBC’s Constantine show, then an appearance on the CW’s Arrow, then an animated show, and now an appearance on the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow. Constantine will guest-star in a two-episode arc on Legends, spanning episodes 9 and 10, which is set chronologically after the events of his Arrow stint.
And while the Constantine TV show never addressed the character’s canon-in-the-comics bisexuality, aside from a little flirty behavior, it sounds like Legends of Tomorrow is all-in.
“We knew that an alienated, chain-smoking, bisexual, world-weary demonologist would feel right at home among our Legends,” executive producer Phil Klemmer told The Hollywood Reporter. “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 [Neil McDonough], because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk?”
“More than anything,” Klemmer continued, “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?”
I hope that, since he explicitly references it here, Klemmer actually plans to represent or address Constantine’s bisexuality on-screen, rather than paying it lip service in interviews. (I mean, I’ll take what representation I can get, but in a visual and auditory medium like TV, representation usually means being…you know, visible or audible.) And, while I’m making my wish list…is that “hot sex” scene going to be a queer hot sex scene? A queer dark magic sex scene? Because sign me up!
What do you all think, though? Will the CW deliver where NBC failed to?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter; image via NBC)
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