Get a look at the new series “Constantine” coming to NBC Fridays this fall.
Not a silk cut anywhere Damn you yanks on your anti-fag on tv policy.
Maybe he will take up the bubble pipe!
Took me a while and a little google but now I know that silk cut and fag means cigarette. You learn something new everyday.
Brits love throwing the f word at us because they know it means something completely different here.
Sorry? It means exactly the same. People used to think homosexuals should burn, hence they called them fags.
Oh goody, off-topic so quickly!
I find that very difficult to believe.
“British slang for “cigarette” (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end “extreme end, loose piece” (1610s), from fag “loose piece” (late 15c.)”
As a “Brit” can definitely point out that “fag” is definitely another term for homosexual in the UK. Generally considered to be short for “faggot”…which is funny cos that’s also a type of food xD
BC thats only because we took that meaning from the Americans. 99% of people would still mean a fag to be a smoke.
You didn’t know that? You need to read more comics!
I do read comics but I’m not ashamed to say that even though I have been a fan of superheroes all my life, I only started reading comics 10 years ago. I never read Hellblazer, but I will one day.
oh dont worry, us “yanks” are pissed about it too. specially since theyre trying to make america ” tabacco free ” now a days :l
Straight free too.
Don’t worry, everyone has a little latent homosexual in them. Embrace it.
don’t blame all america man im just as pissed too
He had a zippo lighter in the trailer. I’m going to bet that they’ll give us one shot of him lighting up in the first ep then he’ll quit by the end. (although we’ll see him smoke a couple more times during the season) American tv does’t like to glamorize or even normalize smoking, but it seems that if it’s attached to either a bad guy, or if the person is trying to quit, they’ll let you get away with it.
It’s just pretty fucking gross, that’s all.
From the look of it, that’s the least of this series’ problems.
He’s not even blond!
Type on google images “Hellblazer Comic” and tah dah you`ll see a Blonde Constantine
they spent alot of money on this show
That’s my only concern. Will subsequent episodes look as good as the pilot?
I like the the look of the actor playing Constantine, but the story seems too much like that abomination of a movie that Keanu starred in. Constantine has a subtle, ruthlessness to him and a tendency to do terrible things with good intentions. Curious to see if network television can handle that.
Hey, they have a series featuring Hannibal Lector. I think NBC can handle dark. (Also see, the Blacklist)
I’m just happy he’s being portrayed as a Brit. (I fully believe that the influx of British actors portraying American heroes is the penalty for Keanau playing Constantine.)
Good point about Hannibal and The Blacklist. Blacklist is one of my favorite shows right now. I guess I should keep an open mind.
Brits coming to US roles is definitely a win.
I will check it out of course but form the trailer, i am not crazy about the lead actor.
Sorry about the Brit. Hold on we’ll replace with Keanu Reeves right away.
Just because he’s british doesn’t mean he’s right for the part. More to acting than having an accent.
Especially as the guy is Welsh, and has a Welsh accent, rather than being English with a Liverpudlian accent as he should have. Still step up from Keanu…
Well, this is for an American audience. It’s not like we can tell the difference.
I’m sure there’s a UK television show out there trying to pass off a Brooklyn accent as a Boston accent. (Never mind the many flavors of Southern accents).
That looks pretty good
Looks great. This is the DC series I most excited for.
I’m still skeptical but I admit that this looks promising.
So nervous about this, but at least they’re crediting Hellblazer, not Constantine. John should be a guy who knows some scary stuff, not Dr Strange in a trenchcoat.
Different universes require characters to be different. Hellblazer in the DCU is not as needed as Dr. Strange.
not bad at all!! looks really cool!
I wonder if this has as much potential as what X-Files became. X-Files had what, 9 seasons?
The biggest obstacle as with any comic book/scifi story is whether or not the directors and producers are going to stick to the effing story.
That and puritan ratings systems.
The first Constantine (Hellblazer) was perfect. I generally avoid horror films. So I’ll try hard to skip this one. The first 10 issues of the comic were excellent. Not read any since. Recommend a good one?
Hopefully this will be written into the tv show.
pretty much anything between issue 41 and 129.
wait is this the supernatural spinoff cause i thought it was canceled. Who is this guy cause its not my favorite chain smoking, bi-sexual, willing to sacrifice his friends for his own causes English man i loved the comics for.
Screw this. This is not John Constantine.Vertigo Hellblazer is one of the best comic ever, they destroy the franchise when they end hellblazer and import the character to the DC universe.Fuck DC
John was BORN in the DCU. Until the last issue of “Flashpoint” there was no official word that Hellblazer no longer was part of the DCU. (and at that point it didn’t really matter, because it was being all rebooted anyway)
I always believed that it was still DCU, just in a darker part of it that didn’t cross over as often. Especially as DC became less comfortable with “Mature Readers” comics being in the same universe as the general audience comics.
There were editorial statements that they were not in the same universe anymore, but I never treat such statements as cannon until a published story establishes that fact. (Just like a certain Marvel editor in the past declared that there are no homosexuals in the Marvel Universe. Editorial statements aside, we knew Northstar couldn’t be stuffed back into the closet.)
Okay, I’ve digressed a bit…
I’ll wait for the series to start in the fall and give it a while before crapping all over it.
Out of all of the newly commissioned shows I am most excited for this and (dare i say it) Gotham.
Why does he sound Irish not Liverpudlian?
Meh. Sounds British to me!
Uh, that’s a Welsh accent… but yes, he should be a scouse.
minus the character having his normal smoke. the thing looks interesting. though matt is coming off as constantine being p.od about every thing in the clip.
plus who is going to be the first one constantine throws under the bus to have his own self.
Minor quibble, (although that’s kinda all we can do based on a trailer) but I wish his trench coat looked more worn in.
I would’ve said you’re crazy if you told me _NBC_ is running a beautiful, [extremely] graphic, brilliantly acted version of the Hannibal Lector material – but here we are and it’s goddam masterful and has quite a bit of deviation from the books/movies in casting, major plot lines, timeframe.
Constantine/Hellblazer is one of my favorite comic properties of all time, so I’m sensitive to the treatment, but I’m pretty optimistic based on what I’ve seen so far
For the last 6 months I have been stock piling my Constantine collection and I am glad I picked up his first appearance in Swamp Thing 37. Check it out ! http://instagram.com/p/nUytUyL0TM/
Neat. I started with the standalone series from issue #1 (when I was actively collecting years ago, my “comic guy” was pretty spot on with his recommendations, and Hellblazer was one).
Always meant to go back and track down those original, pre-Hellblazer appearances – might still do it, probably just in a trade format.
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