CONSTANTINE 2: Keanu Reeves No Longer Seems Certain That The Sequel Will Happen At DC Studios

CONSTANTINE 2: Keanu Reeves No Longer Seems Certain That The Sequel Will Happen At DC Studios

John Wick: Chapter 4 star Keanu Reeves has shared another update on plans for Constantine 2, though the actor no longer seems quite as confident that the long-awaited sequel will actually become a reality.

By JoshWilding - Mar 29, 2023 08:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Constantine 2
Source: Cinema Blend

Last year, it was revealed that John Wick: Chapter 4 star Keanu Reeves has agreed to reprise the role of John Constantine in a sequel to the 2005 movie. Constantine helmer Francis Lawrence signed up to step back into the director's chair, while Akiva Goldsman was tapped to work on the screenplay with him. 

The movie may have Americanized DC Comics' Hellblazer, but its following has only increased since it was first released. As for Reeves, he's more popular now than ever before and this is clearly a passion project for the actor. 

While reports earlier this year suggesting DC Studios had shelved the project were quickly debunked, there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding Constantine 2. Many believe the sequel was only announced to give Warner Bros. something to DC-related to develop after the Joker sequel, though Goldsman has since said he's "been pretty deep in the story-breaking stage.”

Unfortunately, with the first part of the "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters" DCU slate now revealed, Reeves seems a little less certain about the movie becoming a reality. 

"We're trying," the actor tells Cinema Blend. "I don't know if it's gonna happen...I know I'm playing a different Constantine than the comic, you know, and I do get in a bit of trouble for that. I don't know if I'd look good as a blond."

"Hopefully I get to do it, but I don't know."

There's always a chance Constantine 2 will be an Elseworlds project set outside of the DCU, but with DC Studios planning a Swamp-Thing movie, we're guessing James Gunn and Peter Safran have their own plans for the demon-hunting hero. 

It's possible Reeves will be part of the DCU but, as the actor himself points out, it's not like his John is particularly comic-accurate! With that in mind, something tells us this long-awaited sequel will once again fall by the wayside at Warner Bros.

Do you think Constantine 2 will happen? 

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bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 3/29/2023, 8:23 AM
Well, Constantine would fit right in with the Monsters in ''Gods & Monsters''.

And if that isn't the case, Elseworlds officially becoming a thing is otherwise a perfect way to make this Constantine movie anyway.
DemonTweeks
DemonTweeks - 3/29/2023, 8:27 AM
to late to add his own movie but could see DC pulling Reeves in as Constantine for a role in one of the already mentioned slate of movies
AC1
AC1 - 3/29/2023, 8:27 AM
James Gunn said Elseworlds will be a thing so they might as well let this movie happen under the Elseworlds banner. Wouldn't really make sense to announce Elseworlds and then cancel a sequel with an incredibly popular lead actor that would fit perfectly into that label.
HAILHYDRA
HAILHYDRA - 3/29/2023, 8:28 AM
I get that they’re navigating an impossible task, but it really seems like there’s a break down in communication between Gunn and Safran and the people who were lined up to make movies. Seems like a bad way to launch a universe with half your creators and actors in the dark.
IronDean2099
IronDean2099 - 3/29/2023, 8:36 AM
DC will once again be leaving money on the table if they don't do this movie. Keanu is obviously huge and this could easily tie in to Swamp Thing and the larger universe.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/29/2023, 8:37 AM
Good. Let's get a proper Constantine
bobevanz
bobevanz - 3/29/2023, 8:37 AM
There's no doubt that Keanu is a box office draw, but I feel like they should move forward with a new Constantine. Establish a universe so we can finally get a JL Dark movie!
Moltenman
Moltenman - 3/29/2023, 8:53 AM
Go all in and do individual movies for Swamp Thing, Animal Man and Constantine with an eventual crossover
slickrickdesigns
slickrickdesigns - 3/29/2023, 8:55 AM
If they’re able to do two Batman’s, I mean 3 Batman’s, in the DCU then they should be able to do an elseworld Constantine with Reeves and another Constantine for JL Dark if that’s the case. I like Reeve’s Constantine movie, it’s worth giving him another opportunity.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 3/29/2023, 8:56 AM
This is not happening, nor it was ever going to happen.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 3/29/2023, 8:59 AM


Sign this man up for either Mr. Sinister or Sebastion Shaw dammit!!!!!!

He would also be a great Mephisto if the MCU didn't seem dead set on using that a$$hat Borat in the role & ruining the character.

MrDandy
MrDandy - 3/29/2023, 9:04 AM
I know that they are trying to streamline and build the new DCU but this is really surprising. Keanu is in his renaissance right now and a big ticket draw who would have fit nicely under the Elseworld umbrella.
FilmGuy7878
FilmGuy7878 - 3/29/2023, 9:04 AM
Since this may not be happening, James, get Reeves as Nightmaster for a Shadowpact film. Please and thank you.
BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 3/29/2023, 9:20 AM
I still find it funny how they have had alllll these years to want to do it and just haven't in their own time written out the story already or thought it up. How?
ZomZom
ZomZom - 3/29/2023, 9:29 AM
It clearly isn't happening, which is a great shame. Actually really loved the first, especially Tilda's Gabriel. Just please don't cast that Welsh imposter or an American attempting (and failing) a scouse accent. Go indigenous or go home.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 3/29/2023, 10:10 AM
"We're guessing James Gunn and Peter Safran have their own plans for the demon-hunting hero."

Yeah they have their own plans for Batman too but... if Zaslav madates a movie, a movie will happen.

If you ask me though he should let James cook and stop making competing movies. It'll [frick] everyone's shit up that way. Learn from the mistakes of the previous regime and focus on one universe rather than throwing all kinds of shit at the wall.
WiIIkes
WiIIkes - 3/29/2023, 10:51 AM
Just scrap this pointless crap already. The first movie was average at best and the DC Elseworlds label should be used *only* for hugely in-demand Premium projects like Joker 2 or Matt Reeve's Batman sequels. Elseworlds isn't for worthless BS like Ayer Cuts, animated Snyder Justice League's or sequels to a mid 2000's film that the majority of people didn't even know (and still don't know) has anything to with DC Comics whatsoever.
DTor91
DTor91 - 3/29/2023, 1:19 PM
Just let it die already.
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