CONSTANTINE Trailer Offers a More Extensive Look at What’s to Come

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It’s a good thing NBC released that Constantine trailer revealed at San Diego Comic-Con because it’s far superior to that last one we shared back in June and also goes well beyond that very first one we got, which essentially is a summary of the pilot episode.  Not only does this new version continue to highlight Matt Ryan’s spot-on casting, but it also rocks loads of eerie imagery, a powerful build and some new material that offers up a more comprehensive sense of what to expect from the show’s first season.

Hit the jump to check out the Constantine SDCC preview.  The show kicks off on October 24th at 10/9c and also stars Lucy Griffiths (for a little bit at least), Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford with Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer aboard as executive producers.

Here’s the official synopsis for Constantine:

Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

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  • appolox

    I’ve noticed all the Supernatural tween fan girls are branding this as a ripoff.

    • Greyson

      they’ll eventually shut their mouth and start posting his face all over Tumblr.

      • appolox

        Lol. It’s the honest truth.

      • appolox

        Lol. It’s the honest truth.

    • 80sRobot

      Tonally, the pilot reminded me of the pilot for Grimm, a show I do not dislike but don’t personally care for watching. But I will give the Constantine series a chance, and see how the new female lead works out.

    • cimmerian

      I think any comparison to Supernatural is a good one. It has that same kind of fun horror vibe as early Supernatural and Sleepy Hollow but it’s not a rip off anymore than Supernatural was a rip off of X-files or Kolchak. I was surprised how much I liked it.

      • appolox

        Yes. Shows that deal with supernatural and other worldly things are nothing knew. And besides. Old John was created first!

      • appolox

        Yes. Shows that deal with supernatural and other worldly things are nothing knew. And besides. Old John was created first!

    • al_conyado

      Funny thing about Supernatural is that the angel guy is a exact rippoff (looks-wise) of Constantine. What I want from this show is Constantine to be the exact proper cunt asshole he is in the comics, I want Warren Ellis’ level story telling from this show not appease-the-teens level.

      • appolox

        Lol it’s funny you should say that. That’s one of things they are saying is that John Constantine is a ripoff of the angel guy! Dumbasses.

  • JCubs79

    Leaps and bounds better than the first trailer. Really increased my hype for this show.

  • Romsy

    The pilot is fairly easy to find online. It was pretty good. Matt Ryan does a very good job as Constantine. He’s got that off the cuff, cocky exterior he shows to most people, yet has that calculating darker side in private. Bummer he is only inside the mental institution for all of 3 minutes, I was hopeing that could have gone longer. Unfortunately Jeremy Davies is underused, would be better if he gets more screen time as the series progresses. The special effects were on par for television, though they did a great job with the possessed characters(it’s unfortunate they spoiled the girl that gets launched through a windshield onto the hood of a van in the trailer). Great fan service moment with the Helmet of Fate! Could be a good series.

    Overall I give it a B+

  • Sameer Shahnewaz

    I saw the leaked pilot , looks like a lot of reshoot took place after the leak .

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  • Jamesy

    Much better trailer than the first one, I’ve seen the pilot and honestly thought it was pretty good, the dialogue is a bit iffy at times but I’ll put that down to the show still finding it’s feet. Would have liked to have seen more of Constantine in the mental institute, maybe they’ll show that via flashbacks. It seemed comparable to Supernatural, which isn’t a bad thing, it has the right blend of horror/humour. It could be a lot darker but I get why it’s not as it’s on NBC. Matt Ryan plays Constantine spot on imo, much much better than Reeves, although that wouldn’t be hard. But yep, pretty good pilot. I just hope the rest of the show is on par, or gets better with each episode, and PLEASE give it a chance, don’t cancel it after 5 episodes due to ratings or some sh*t excuse, networks need a new way to gage ratings nowadays especially with VOD, Netflix etc. I’ve got a feeling this will be a word of mouth show, “hey have you seen that new Constantine show, it’s sort of like Suepernatural but it’s based on a comic book” Hope it does well.

  • ervin

    bad casting choice for constantine.

    • Concord Dawn

      I’m on board, Welsh accent and all!

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    MIND…BLOWN! That was incredible!

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