Constantine Casts The Spectre’s Alter Ego
To be clear, the only character that’s been cast is Jim Corrigan. Just an ordinary homicide detective, trying to do his job. Yep. Nothing portentous to see here.
Actor Emmett Scanlan (In the Flesh, Guardians of the Galaxy) is taking on the role, and will be a recurring guest star on NBC’s upcoming Constantine series. Scanlan commented on the news via Instagram yesterday.
I dipped my toes into #Marvel thanks to the faith & generosity of @JamesGunn. Now thanks to #DavidGoyer, #DanielCerone and @Fleafasano I get to bathe my darkened soul into the underworld of #DC… The years are getting on, yet I feel like I’m getting younger. I was reared on comics. This is the Neverland syndrome. I ain’t ever growing up… True f***ing honour.
As of yet, we don’t know if the Spectre’s origin story will be included in the series, though there was talk back in July that the character might get his own spinoff (if Constantine proves to be successful). We’ll have to wait until October 24 to see how the show shapes up.