Though many of you reading this no doubt lament NBC’s cancellation of Constantine to this day, you have to admit that its early demise certainly opened up a world of possibilities for the character. Had the plug not been pulled, the charismatic demonologist would’ve never been introduced into the Arrowverse, let alone granted a headlining gig in his own animated web series/movie, that being City of Demons.
Much like its predecessor in Vixen: The Movie, this adventure will air in prime time. In fact, you can expect it to debut on Monday, October 15 in the 9 pm EST slot, immediately following the season premiere of Arrow. What’s more is that we’ll get a sneak peek at Legends of Tomorrow‘s fourth season, which’ll kickoff one week later on October 22. And considering that John Constantine will play a major role in the coming year, this chronology being laid out makes a ton of sense.
What’s odd about the whole situation is that the TV special is being dubbed “Constantine: The Legend Continues,” which forces me to picture either Will Ferrell or the late David Carradine being swapped out for Matt Ryan. I really don’t know why the network would do such a thing, what with City of Demons arriving on Blu-ray and DVD six days prior on October 9, but maybe they just want to assure the casual viewer of this being a continuation of what came before.
Come to think of it, this forces one to wonder if indeed Freedom Fighters: The Ray will air in prime time at some point, but that ship may have sailed since it’s technically a “Crisis on Earth-X” tie in. Speculation aside, know that you can check out our review here.
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