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Constantine creators Daniel Creone and David Goyer are meeting with NBC executives today to pitch the second season. In an effort to show NBC that fans are behind the show and want more, Creone put out a Call to Arms Tweet to Constantine fans around the world. Tweet using hashtag #SaveConstantine during the meeting starting at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST in hopes of convincing NBC that Constantines fanbase won’t take it’s removal from television lying down.
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This time on The Mucho Mucho Robusto Fuego Hour, the squat one and the one who is too big to squat get political by aligning with America’s hot sister Anna Kendrick for her Game of Thrones dong campaign #DongsAcrossWesteros #FreeTheDragonFromTheCatacombs. Also, Jeremy and Jason battle over the worth of seeing the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer in IMAX with some helpful tips for those of you who are without a nearby theater, talking tiger sidekicks become a thing thanks to the Wonder Woman directorial shift, and more!

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Sometimes it just happens that way. You’ve got a great show with a loyal following, but just aren’t getting the ratings to keep it alive. I lost a lot of shows back in the day like that. ‘Profit’ was one of those magnificent sleepers. Sometimes I feel like I was the only person on Earth who adored ‘Wizards and Warriors.’ And ‘Tales Of The Gold Monkey’ is one of my all time favorite shows. It was canceled for being “too good” because the studio couldn’t keep up the high production value. I’m sure you have some examples of your own. If we’d had saviors like Netflix and Yahoo Screen back then, some of those dead rolls of celluloid may have lived longer. Fans like me are hoping the latest rumors about ‘Constantine’ will do just that. (more…)

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With Warner Bros. set on quickly expanding their DC Cinematic Universe, it comes as no surprise that more news is starting to surface regarding the future of Guillermo del Toro‘s movie adaptation of Justice League Dark. Having managed to juggle his fantastically busy schedule; writing and handing in a finished screenplay to the suits at Warner just before Christmas, this is by no means a transient money-grabber for the ever-proverbial workaholic. Guillermo has been working on the project alongside the studio for many years now, and it seems that both parties want to knock things into gear–or at least kick-start the creative engine. With no solidified release date in sight yet, we have news on potential characters who could be set to feature in the dark superhero franchise. (more…)

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Another day, another petition to save a TV show (…Constantine, a show that was finally starting to come into its own, might we add). It seems that nowadays, its always going to be a bit of a gamble putting the time and emotional investment into a freshman show on cable television. As; unless the ratings are surging through the roof, then there is always something of a worry in the back of the minds of advocates and fans of a particular show. It can become a rather complicated affair with some lower rated show hitting the right demographic; some shows can be “on-the-bubble”, and there are some which debut with high ratings – take a nose dive – then can’t seem to pick’um back up again. Cable will tend to give shows more of a chance , where as Network TV is pretty ruthless when it comes to axing both freshman, and even longer established shows. The question here is, …was Constantine really suited to Network TV – and in particular NBC – as Constantine is a foul-mouthed, disillusioned,British cynic pursuing a life of sorcery and danger. Maybe that’s where it all went wrong for Constantine, maybe it just wasn’t possible to portray all the complexities of the character whilst having to tone things down for network TV. (more…)

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(It’s a real holiday, look it up.) So gather around the internets poorly guarded exhaust port because Jeremy and Jason are back with another podcast to help usher you into the holiday season. Yes, a solid 60 minutes of nerd news pop-culture type talkin’ things (spoiler, real honest to goodness Star Wars news this week!) So listen, won’t you?

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The Golden Age of comic book shows on TV may have hit an unexpected bump. While shows like Arrow, The Flash and Gotham have been flying high, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been enjoying a much improved second season, we get the sad news today that Constantine, based on the long-running Vertigo book about the exorcist and master of the dark arts John Constantine, will be capped at just 13 episodes for its first season. But unlike the recent NBC’s recent decision to not order anymore episodes of the comedies Bad Judge and A To Z, the network is not framing this as a defacto cancellation. (more…)

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No disrespect to the man as he is a fantastic actor, but Donal Logue is probably someone most people will probably refer to as “that guy from that movie,” or “I know that dudes face …he was in… errrrr?!,” (there is an actual list of ‘those guys’ on imdb btw). Ultimately, most will be unable to put a face to the name. That is – of course – until now, due to his big break in DC’s bonafide hit Gotham (which airs on Fox TV). ­­In a co-starring role playing Detective Harvey Bullock, Logue excels in his role and you can tell he is relishing in the part of the corrupt, morally ambivalent anti-hero; a character that is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to his loyalty to the force. Great performance. (more…)

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Constantine has a lot to live up to.  Not only does the series have to completely separate itself from the 2005 movie of the same name, which starred Keanu Reeves in the title role, but it also had to live up to the other DC television series’ that have debuted this year.  The Flash started out strong and continues to give fans plenty to cheer and Gotham has finally found its legs, so it almost seemed like too much to hope that Constantine could continue the run of well written, well produced comic book adaptations.  Now that the pilot has debuted, comic book fans everywhere can add Constantine to their list of favorite television shows because not only does the series live up to fanboy expectations, it surpasses them. (more…)

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The pilot episode of Constantine has aired in a few places, and it’s been making the rounds on torrent sites for a couple of months now. You may even have seen it yourself. Even if you haven’t, you may be aware that the Doctor Fate helmet is fairly prominent Easter Egg in it, thus implying that more than just John Constantine and his cohorts might be appearing on small screens everywhere, a situation akin to how Arrow and The Flash are filled with references to other comics and characters. So is it possible that other occult characters from the DC Comics Universe like Swamp Thing, Zatanna or Deadman might encounter Matt Ryan‘s exorcist/con man? One of the executive producers says the answer is “yes.” (more…)