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Matt Ryan says ‘Colin Farrell was – and still may be – in talks for big screen Constantine role’

May 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

You may recall almost two years ago it was rumoured that Irish actor Colin Farrell was in talks to play John Constantine in Guillermo Del Toro’s Justice League Dark/Dark Universe (here)?

However, after Del Toro left the project the rumours – along with the movie – soon disappeared into obscurity, however it seems that now #OurConstantine Matt Ryan, who is currently the face of the paranormal investigator in The CW’s Arrowverse, has confirmed that yes, Farrell (“A friend”) did talk to Warner Brothers about the role and he even sort of leaves it open ended as per the report below:

Personally – and I know this isn’t a popular opinion with everyone – having see Farrell in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, among other recent performances, reckon that Farrell could do the role wonders.

It’s also encouraging that Ryan ends the comments with talk that Warners may still be after him; after all, we know that Doug Liman may still be in line to make JLD (here), so there could still be wind in the sails of this story, especially since there seems to be a big, renewed drive at Warners since Justice League failed to impress, well, anyone, sadly.

What say you all? Farrell for Contantine? Let us know…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….