Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Constantine" Haunted By 'The Spectre'

Producers of NBC's Vertigo/DC Comics' adaptation "Constantine", have confirmed the inclusion of police officer 'Jim Corrigan' who eventually becomes 'The Spectre', a superhero that first appeared in 1940:

"Within the context of episode five, we need a police officer who sees that supernatural evils exist", said "Constantine" executive producer Daniel Cerone.

"So we talked to our DC representatives and we’re like what if we make this character 'Jim Corrigan', who goes on to become 'The Spectre'. 

"For those who don’t know, Jim Corrigan is a police officer who kind of takes the law into his own hands… he ends up dying and is reincarnated as The Spectre. 

"So it’s a perfect opportunity for us, because we can name this character Jim Corrigan and within our story, for the general viewer, that works, because now Constantine has a friend on the force. 

"For the comic book fan, 'My god, that’s Jim Corrigan!' And we can get back to that character and can slowly develop that character and who knows...

"...maybe there’s an opportunity in the future to even see the origin story unfold within the framework of our TV series.

"It creates opportunities and creatively you just have to go in and lay that groundwork in and try and let it unfold naturally..."

"...hard-boiled cop 'Jim Corrigan', on his way with 'Clarice' to his engagement party, was stuffed into a barrel filled with cement and drowned. His spirit, refused entry into the afterlife was sent back to Earth by 'The Voice' to eliminate evil.

"As 'The Spectre', Corrigan takes his revenge against his murderers in grim, supernatural fashion, continuing to be Jim Corrigan and assuming the secret identity of the Spectre whenever needed..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'The Spectre'...