Update Thursday, 1045am: After that image hit the 'net last night, today sees WBTV's release of an official shot showcasing Matt Ryan as John Constantine. In the press release, they also released this new official logline for the show:
"Constantine follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond."
David S. Goyer, producer on the series, said of Ryan's look, "I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat."
Perhaps trying to circumvent nitpicky comic book fans, the press release also downplayed that Ryan is a Welshman playing an Englishman, calling him simply, "UK Native."
Original Story: Wondering what Matt Ryan looks like as John Constantine? Well wonder no more. In this first-day-of-shooting pilot photo from the set of NBC's Constantine, Ryan's look was revealed, and it is comic book perfection.
The naturally dark brown-haired Welsh actor who recently cut his genre teeth on Assassin's Creed IV as the voice of the playable character Edward Kenway, dyed his tresses blonde to fit the look of the character. the trademark trenchcoat and loosely tied necktie complete the look nicely (all he needs is a cigarette).
This makes major news this week on four DC Comics shows, following the release of official description and logo for Gotham, the costume for The Flash, and the lead role cast in iZOMBIE.