Despite rumors to the contrary, it seems Constantine 2 is very much alive at Warner Bros. Discovery.
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the sequel has not been scrapped, with Keanu Reeves still set to reprise the role of the chain-smoking occultist. Director Francis Lawrence will also return to helm the film.
DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran unveiled the first "chapter" of their new DCU slate last week, and Constantine 2 was not mentioned - although Gunn did reveal that more projects will be announced soon.
We're not sure if the sequel will be part of the DCU or an "Elseworlds" project like Todd Phillips' Joker movies or Matt Reeves' The Batman, but John Constantine is closely linked to Swamp Thing in the comics, so there's some speculation that the character could be reintroduced as the main DCU's JC.
The first Constantine received mixed reviews when it was released back in 2005, but despite an Americanized interpretation of the Scouse magic-wielder and a few more liberties with the source material, fans reacted well to Reeves' take on the anti-hero, and the movie has gained a strong following over the years.
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