Constantine 2′ in the Works with Keanu Reeves: Director Desires a Gritty and Dark Sequel
• Talks are underway for the sequel of the 2005 superhero horror film ‘Constantine’, with Keanu Reeves set to reprise his role as John Constantine.
• Director Francis Lawrence, who helmed the original movie, is also on board to create an R-rated version that captures the essence of DC and Vertigo Comics’ graphic novels.
• The first installment was a box office hit, earning $230 million worldwide and resonating with audiences due to Reeves’s portrayal.
• Hollywood has been attempting various adaptations of ‘Constantine’, including a short-lived series and a failed Max series; now, the focus is on continuing the franchise through a movie sequel.
• Lawrence has an impressive repertoire, including the ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise – and is now committed to delivering another thrilling installment.
• Fans can look forward to a prequel movie released on November 17th; anticipation builds for ‘Constantine 2’.
Talks are underway for a sequel, with Keanu Reeves set to return as the iconic exorcist, John Constantine. Director Francis Lawrence, who helmed the original movie, is also on board for the highly anticipated follow-up. However, while the story is being hashed out, the script still needs to be written.
The writers’ strike caused the delay in bringing ‘Constantine 2’ to life, but now that hurdle is out of the way. Lawrence, Reeves, and producer Akiva Goldsman have been meeting to determine the story’s direction. The aim is to create an authentic, R-rated version that truly captures the essence of the graphic novels by DC Comics and Vertigo Comics.
The first installment of ‘Constantine’ was a box office hit, earning $230 million worldwide. Reeves’s portrayal of the supernatural detective resonated with audiences. Now, there is a chance to delve deeper into Constantine’s world and his mission to banish demons to hell.
‘Constantine’ has been a sought-after property in Hollywood, with previous attempts at television adaptations. However, despite their efforts, only a short-lived series and a failed Max series came to fruition. Now, the focus is on delivering a compelling movie sequel.
Director Francis Lawrence has an impressive repertoire, including the ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise. His return to the ‘Constantine universe marks his commitment to delivering another thrilling installment. Fans can look forward to a prequel movie as well, titled ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,’ releasing on November 17th.
Excitement is building for ‘Constantine 2,’ as fans eagerly anticipate an intense and mature continuation of the beloved supernatural franchise. Stay tuned for updates on this highly-anticipated sequel.