VIDEO: ‘Constantine’ Writer/Director David S. Goyer discusses the ‘fun’ of writing a ‘true anti-hero’!

David Goyer (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

David Goyer (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Writer and director David S. Goyer is no stranger to the DC comic book world after having worked in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and 2013’s Man of Steel. Now, Goyer is adding to his already impressive résumé of adaptations by executive producing and writing the new NBC drama Constantine. Goyer shared details about the series with The Daily Quirk at a roundtable interview at New York Comic-Con.

John Constantine (Matt Ryan), of the Hellblazer comic book series, is already damned to hell but continues to fight to protect the innocent. “He’s a true anti-hero,” Goyer said at the roundtable. “We joke around that if he can say a spell, he’ll say a spell. If that doesn’t work, he might try to kick somebody in the balls. If that doesn’t work, he might run. It’s fun to have a character like that who’s saving the world. I’ve done the classic spandex characters.”

Watch the video below to see why Goyer isn’t worried about possibly being compared to the Keanu Reeves 2005 film adaptation of the Constantine series, why there won’t be a crossover between Constantine and the CW’s Arrow and new series Flash, and why Constantine is probably the only network series that has licensed a Sex Pistols song.

Check out Constantine Fridays at 10/9c on NBC.

Reporting & Camera by Sean Torenli | Production by Jose Fashen | Written Content by Meryl Gottlieb

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