John Wick star Keanu Reeves is unsure if Constantine 2 will be happening with DC Studios. It’s no secret that the actor wants a sequel to be made. He has been vocal about making a sequel for quite some time now.
Not only that, but the director of the original film Francis Lawrence has also expressed interest in getting back to it for many years now. Akiva Goldsmith, who was a producer of the first film, is even working on the screenplay for the sequel.
A few months ago, it was confirmed that Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare would be returning to reprise their roles as John Constantine and Satan respectively.
So far, everything points out that the sequel is in development. But because a lot of it is hush-hush at this time, many people are wondering if the film will still push through.
Constantine Star Unsure if A Sequel Will Push Through
In an interview, ComicBook.com asked Keanu Reeves about Constantine 2 , and he said:
I was hoping it would, but we don’t know. Yeah, we’re trying.
Because of this, many are wondering if a sequel will actually push through. Especially with DC Studios’ James Gunn and Peter Safran now focused on the new DC cinematic universe’s first chapter called Gods and Monsters.
Before Gunn and Safran were involved in the newly formed company, there was an indication that a sequel could eventually happen. There were even hints that it could even join the DC Universe. But since DC Studios will be rebooting the DC Universe with The Flash, it seems that Constantine 2 being part of the DCU is unlikely at this point.
However, we have seen DC projects that are still pushing through even though they aren’t part of the DCU, like Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Todd Phillips’ Joker. They are being labelled as Elseworlds films which are not part of the DCU. So, making Constantine is not impossible; the question is: is it worth the risk to make it?
Many are still hopeful that it will push through. Not long ago, Reeves did participate in an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit and was asked if he had talked to James Gunn about the possible sequel. The fan asked:
Have you spoken with James Gunn at all in regards to Constantine 2? Hope we get to see it!
Yes, and me too.
The AMA session was three days ago. In other words, based on how Keanu answered, it’s not a definite no. Reeves could have shot down the question and told everyone that he has talked to Gunn, but it won’t be pushing through. But he didn’t say that.
Keanu Reeves Wants To Make Constantine 2
READ MORE: Swamp Thing To Appear In Constantine 2
The latest interview by ComicBook.com doesn’t really confirm that the development of the Constantine sequel has stopped. But it is still in its early stages. In this day and age, even when the movie is pretty close to finishing, none of us are sure if we’ll be able to see it one day.
It could still depend on how the script will go and the budget. We have to remember that the 2005 film was not really a blockbuster hit. It just broke even, and not enough to justify a sequel.
So, Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios would be taking a risk in making a film that was not a financial success in the first place. It’s already a miracle to think that Warner Bros. Discovery announced that they’ll develop a sequel. Let’s just hope they do push through with it.
I, for one, enjoyed Keanu’s Constantine, even though it’s not exactly comic book accurate. It wasn’t a bad film, and I look forward to seeing a sequel if it ever happens. And I really want the sequel to happen.
What do you make of Keanu Reeves being unsure of a Constantine sequel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcast, The Small Screen Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts!