Keanu Reeves is set to return as John Constantine in a sequel to the 2005 film, with Francis Lawrence also attached to direct.
It’s been well known that J.J. Abrams has been developing a new Constantine series for HBO Max under Bad Robot, but it seems Warner Bros. Discovery is moving in a new direction. According to Deadline, a sequel to the 2005 Constantine film is in the works with Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence returning.
J.J. Abrams is still attached to the Constantine sequel, while Akiva Goldsman will also produce and write the script. It’s been 17 years since the original film was released, but the DC film has become a cult classic within the geek community.
Is This Part Of DC’s New Plan?
A Constantine sequel with Keanu Reeves might also offer some insight into Warner Bros. Discovery’s plans for DC and could mean other idle franchises might be resurrected. We also know the studio is looking for someone to fill the role as their “Kevin Feige” for DC.
Here is the synopsis for the 2005 film:
Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
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