If you’ve been watching closely, you’ve read a few articles on DC’s ‘Constantine’ coming to the small screen. Whether you’re just a fan of the film or you’ve checked out the comics, you know that this is a cool idea. If you’ve gone to the trouble of actually reading the posts (I’m talking to you, Facebook) then you know about some vital particulars. Things like the series dumping a meaningless character for a good one from the books. Also cool surprises like the Doctor Fate cameo will lure in many casual fans. As we close in on the premiere, we’re still at no loss for series news, because we’ve got info on a potential catalyst to Constantine’s chain-smoking habit. Here’s a hint: with news of DC’s Dark League taking shape, every supernatural player in their catalog is fair game!
The guy with the eyes is Emmett Scanlan in the role of Jim Corrigan. Nobody knows Scanlan outside of British television, but he did play a prison guard in his biggest money-maker yet – ‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy.’ Corrigan, on the other hand, was a vigilante cop who ended up a dead vigilante cop. Don’t color me that surprised because sometimes the She-Hulk objectifying Executive Producer David S. Goyer actually has something interesting to say. Like that time he told IGN this would happen back in July:
“Within the context of episode five, we had a need for a police officer who sees that supernatural evils exist. Right there, okay, that’s an opportunity to introduce a DC character. So we talked to our DC representatives and we’re like what if we make this character Jim Corrigan, who goes on the become The Spectre. For those who don’t know, Jim Corrigan is a police officer who kind of takes the law into his own hands… he ends up dying and is reincarnated as The Spectre. So it’s a perfect opportunity for us, because we can name this character Jim Corrigan and within our story, for the general viewer, that works, because now Constantine has a friend on the force. For the comic book fan, ‘My god, that’s Jim Corrigan!'”
And My God, that’s the Spectre!
Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Bernard Baily, the Spectre made his debut in ‘More Fun Comics’ back in 1940. After being killed, Jim Corrigan is resurrected as the super being pictured above. After a few reboots over several years time, some of his history was altered. The modern-day version of the hero depicts him as the very embodiment of the Wrath Of God. He was also given the backstory of being one of Lucifer’s fallen angels who later repented for his evil ways. Poor Jim Corrigan couldn’t just die in peace – he has to live on as a spirit of anger. Ouch.
Much like everything else if done right, this guy could be an awesome addition to the show. I’d love to see him put in some really memorable work. In a good way, I mean. More Black Canary in ‘Arrow’ and less Thor in the 80’s Hulk TV movie. If you still need a little more Spectre to sell you on the idea, allow me:
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