Here is all the information we have about Constantine 2. John Constantine, often known as Hellblazer, from DC Comics was reinterpreted in the Keanu Reeves film. In Reeves’ interpretation, the character lost his trademark blonde hair and British accent but retained his unique take on the supernatural investigator. Francis Lawrence’s first full-length film as a filmmaker, Constantine, had franchise aspirations. With the release of a Constantine sequel, these aspirations are finally being realized over two decades later.
The 2005 movie Constantine wasn’t a big hit when it first came out. Although the film made over $230 million worldwide, it received mixed to unfavorable reviews, which for years reduced the likelihood of a Constantine sequel. But over time, Constantine started to gain a cult-like following. Calls for Constantine 2 increased due to Reeves’ career revival thanks to John Wick, which sparked several theories that the sequel will take place in some capacity. Sure enough, the demand for Constantine 2 prompted Reeves and other cast members to consider the prospect of the follow-up movie seriously. It has been revealed that the long-awaited sequel is formally under production. Here is everything that is currently known about Constantine 2.
Progress is being made on Constantine 2
At one point, it appeared that J.J. Abrams’ HBO series Constantine would be Constantine’s only television appearance in the future. Although J.J. Abrams’ proposed HBO Max series is no longer in development, he will produce Constantine 2, which has received formal approval and may serve as a prelude to the DCEU’s Justice League Dark. Given their most recent efforts to introduce additional DC characters to the big screen, Warner Bros. has chosen to turn the first movie—despite its initial lack of critical success—into a series. Given that he has further John Wick films in the works, in addition to the most recent The Matrix and Bill and Ted films, Keanu Reeves’ career has recently been flourishing. Constantine 2 was announced in September 2022, along with additional information regarding the project’s contributors.
What Approved the Constantine Sequel After Over a Decade and a Half
The whole Constantine 2 cast, including Keanu Reeves, looks ecstatic about the planned Constantine sequel. Reeves expressed his desire to portray John Constantine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when asked which role he would most like to play. The combination of this and the audience’s response was just enough to revive discussions about Constantine 2, and both the first film’s director Frances Lawrence and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman are participating in the endeavor.
It was revealed at a Collider panel at the San Diego Comic-Con digital festival why precisely it took Constantine 2 17 years to receive the go-ahead for production. On the panel were Reeves, Lawrence, and Goldsman. Red tape is the obvious solution. Although John Constantine is officially a DC superhero, Lawrence had no control over some aspects of the character or any previous plans. For instance, J.J. Abrams was formerly involved with the Constantine project, which starred Sope Dirisu from His Dark Materials. Despite the red tape, Constantine 2 is finally occurring with Keanu Reeves returning to the role of the exorcist.