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Keanu Reeves & Francis Lawrence To Reunite For 'Constantine' Sequel


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Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing another installment from the 2005 supernatural thriller Constantine, and the studio is bringing back star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence.

The screenplay is being written by Akiva Goldsman, who will produce the project through his Weed Road Pictures, alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.  Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Erwin Stoff will executive produce the project.

The first movie is based on the intricate DC character that Reeves will reprise as a supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine, who in the original is dying but stays around to save his soul by keeping demons from hell from breaching earth. He also gets into a battle between the archangel Gabriel and Lucifer.

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I'm good with this. Aside from not being blonde or English, I think Keanu's John felt closer to the comics (in attitude) than anyone else who's been on screen so far - to be fair to Matt Ryan, his show wouldn't let him be an a-hole (characters said he was, but he clearly wasn't), and I never watched him on Legends of Tomorrow, because I got really tired of that show really fast. I'd rather see Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Capello come back and write the sequel instead of Akiva Goldsman, but whatever. Sure.

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Entertainment Weekly has confirmed with a spokesperson from Warner Bros. that Constantine 2 will be developed.

The studio confirmed that Francis Lawrence, who directed the first movie adaptation, will direct the sequel and Keanu Reeves will be reprising his role of John Constantine, the magic-wielding occult expert made popular by Alan Moore and Stephen R. Bissette's Hellblazer comics.

There was talk that the movie may have been scrapped as DC Studios James Gunn and Peter Safran didn't mention Constantine 2 when announcing their DC details of the first phase of superhero movies.  No information on where or what phase Constantine 2 falls into but Gunn mentioned that more projects will be announced for the first phase in time.

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Sadly, with the abysmal state of Warner Brothers & DC movies, I wouldn't bet on this movie making it into production now. They'll cancel things without abandon these days. There is a very strong rumor circulating in Hollywood that WB is going to be sold to Universal. Universal wants the DC IPs, plus some of their other IPs like Matrix, Harry Potter, & Warner Brothers' cartoons. They would be used effectively in the Universal amusement parks across the globe. The DC agreement with Six Flags expires in 2025. This would be a colossal game changer in Hollywood if true. 

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