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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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Ever wish you had a time machine and could go back and fix a stupid decision? Well, that would cause all kinds of temporal anomalies and none of us is Marty McFly. Fact is, lots of us would make things worse, but sometimes you can just call a Mulligan. A redo. And that’s exactly what NBC is doing when they decided to write out a made up character from the new upcoming Constantine television series, and replace that character with someone from the comic books. Some might argue that it should’ve been written that way from the start, and some would be absolutely right. But when studios get their hands on priceless properties they don’t know what to do with, you get Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog tagging along with the Superfriends. In this rare case, NBC saw the error of their ways and hit the delete button, erasing that embarrassing Facebook post. Now, after you’re done reading about what happened, just act like it didn’t happen…

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Let the ‘Constantine’ Casting Begin!

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The NBC adaptation of DC/Vertigo’s Hellblazer comic series is in full force. And as production moves ahead, one of the first things to deal with is, naturally, a little bit of casting. It looks like we’ve got a number of faces showing up this week, slowly filling the ranks of colorful characters that make the world of Constantine their home. Scroll on to see who is coming on board thus far. (more…)