Guggenheim Says Constantine's "Arrow" Appearance Always Meant as a One-Time Thing

Tue, January 19th, 2016 at 10:39am PST | Updated: January 19th, 2016 at 1:06pm

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Matt Ryan as John Constantine. (Credit: NBC/Warner Bros. TV)

In his CBR Speakeasy interview, "Arrow" co-showrunner and executive producer Marc Guggenheim discussed John Constantine's guest appearance on the series, revealing that the crossover was planned before "Constantine" was cancelled by NBC, and always as a one-off.

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"Back when 'Constantine' was on, we were talking about a crossover. Then 'Constantine' wasn't on, so we stopped talking about a crossover," Guggenheim told CBR. "It took a while. I think it was actually something Matt Ryan and Stephen [Amell] started talking [about]. It was always in the cards."

Guggenheim clarified that Constantine's appearance was always meant to be a one-time thing: "When we were given the character, we were given the character with the understanding and the agreement that this is a one-off."

"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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