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Arrow exploded onto the scene last week with its Season 4 premiere, a premiere that picked up sometime after the events of last season and helped to reset the story in a lot of ways. We’ve known for a while that one of the big events this season would be the arrival of John Constantine early on, and at New York Comic-Con this weekend, the CW gave us a good look at the cynical occult detective. The good news, he doesn’t look to be changing much from NBC’s version.
The above gif is part of a larger trailer that sees Constantine putting a cigarette out with his shoe before dealing with some business. It’s a quick look at the character, so it doesn’t give us a whole lot of information regarding how John Constantine will come into play in the plot. However, we do know that Constantine’s appearance will be much more than a minor cameo. He’s set to show up in the fifth episode of the season, “Haunted,” and his episode has been described as more of a crossover between the Arrow and Constantine universes than anything else. So, even though he gets minimal time in the Comic-Con trailer, he’s certain to be important in the episode he appears, appealing to Constantine fans who had to say goodbye to the character far too soon. Hopefully, we'll get to see more of the character on the show in the future.
The larger trailer isn’t Constantine-centric, and while it does feature a lot of familiar footage for people who have been keeping tabs on Arrow and its various trailers (and first episode) up until now, it does give us a lot of looks at Thea fighting as Speedy. Plus we get to see Mr. Terrific cheekily talking with Oliver Queen and more.
What we don’t get to see is a lot of crossing over with Legends of Tomorrow, although we know Arrow and The Flash will feature a ton of the Legends characters before that show’s splashy premiere. We do know that Ray Palmer will find himself on Legends of Tomorrow and video of his character does pop up in the trailer, with Felicity extremely concerned about what happened to Ray formerly on the show. Luckily, we'll get to see more of these characters and their motivations in the coming weeks.
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