Constantine 2 Has Been Given The Go-Ahead, With Keanu Reeves Reprising His Role Along With Original Director
Warner Bros. has announced that Constantine 2 will really take place, with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as the title character. Fans have waited many years for this news. In the first movie, Reeves played the role of John Constantine, a warlock from DC Comics who investigates supernatural goings-on, including a huge plan to deliver Lucifer’s son into the earth.
Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare were some of the other actors that appeared in Constantine. Keanu Reeves led the cast of the film.
Even though it was met with a variety of reactions when it was first released, the first Constantine film has since become a cult classic. Many fans have expressed their admiration for Keanu Reeves’ performance in the film, despite the fact that he did not have the same physical appearance or the same British accent as the comic book character.
Because of its cult following, some people, including Keanu Reeves himself, have kept their fingers crossed for a possible sequel to Constantine. Reeves has said in the past that he has tried and failed numerous times to get a followup off the ground. In spite of those previous setbacks, it seems like the road forward for Reeves’ Constantine fans is clear and promising.
Over 17 years after the release of the first film in the Constantine (now) franchise, Deadline has received information that Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Keanu Reeves will reprise his role in the sequel. In addition to starring Keanu Reeves, the long-awaited sequel will also have Francis Lawrence, who directed the first film, returning to direct it, and Akiva Goldsman penning the screenplay.
It has been two years since Peter Stormare, who portrayed Lucifer in the first movie, announced on his social media that a sequel was inevitably going ahead. Now, it has been confirmed that Keanu Reeves will be returning for the sequel Constantine.
Also it arrives at a time when the character had a number of big pathways back to the screen, including alleged plans for a Constantine TV relaunch at HBO Max produced by JJ Abrams, which was apparently aiming an early 2023 production start date until it was shelved in favor of the new film.
It has been nearly 20 years since the release of the first film, so it will be interesting to see if the team behind Constantine 2 will attempt to create an appearance for the title character that is more faithful to the comics or will instead choose to stick with the look from the earlier film.
We are definitely excited though.
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