Constantine Sequel Announced with Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence Returning
Warner Bros. has announced that a Constantine sequel is in the works with Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence set to return. The pair worked together on the 2005 Constantine film that saw Reeves investigate the death of a policewoman as John Constantine, an exorcist, and demonologist based on the DC Comics character. Lawrence helmed the film with Reeves starring alongside Rachel Weisz, Shia LeBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gavin Rossdale, Tilda Swinton, and Peter Stormare.
Apart from Reeves and Lawrence reteaming to resurrect Constantine, they will be joined by Akiva Goldman who will write the script for the film and also produce through Weed Road Pictures alongside J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella from Bad Robot.
The film was a box office success when it premiered in 2005 as it earned over $200M worldwide at the box office. Fans anticipated a sequel and as the years went by fans had lost hope but still yearned for a return of the DC character. Even with its success and overall quality a film. The film is still one of the least talked-about films we have encountered. Much like Stormare’s Satan gave a new life to Constantine, now a new life breathes for the film that deserved a franchise of stories.
Details are scarce at the moment and no release or production window has been given but the existence of the sequel and official confirmation should bode well for the fans that have been whispering for a sequel for 17 years.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.