Constantine 2 is under development, as director Francis Lawrence has recently confirmed that a sequel of John Wick is in the works. This news is massive, as the director has also confirmed that Keanu Reeves will return to the role of DC’s most iconic supernatural detective.
In an interview with Comic Book, director Francis Lawrence talked about his debut movie Constantine which was released back in 2005. The director is now promoting his upcoming film Slumberland, where DC’s Aquaman actor Jason Momoa will play the role of a fantasy world character Flip.
Director Francis Lawrence On Constantine Sequel
Francis Lawrence revealed, “We don’t have a script, but Keanu, me, and Akiva [Goldsman] who all worked on the first one together have all been trying over the years to get another one going.”
The director also talked about the issues regarding who is holding the copyrights. As he spoke to the interviewer, “It’s been tricky because of the DC/Vertigo world and who owns the character and who has control over the characters, trying to get the right people to go forward. We’ve got that now and now we need the story. We’d all love to do it.”
When the interviewer tried to gather more information regarding the project, he just said, “sworn to secrecy” and put an end to the topic.
The Uncertainty Over Constantine 2
From Lawrence’s words, it looks like he has received the green light from Warner Bros. After James Gunn came in charge of the DC’s cinematic universe, many projects got canceled, and many got the green light.
Several Hollywood reports and rumors suggested that Constantine 2 is under development. The fans are wondering about the latest update, as the film went into action a few weeks before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios.
While addressing fans’ demand, Gunn wrote on his Twitter, “all our initial focus is on the story going forward, hammering out the new DCU, & telling the Biggest Story Ever Told across multiple films, television shows, & animated projects. We invite all of the DC fandoms from across the multiverse – and everyone else as well – into this new universe. We can’t wait to reveal more.”
After this major shake-up in WB studios, Francis Lawrence’s words about Keanu Reeves’s return have greatly relieved Justice League Dark fans.
Is It Bad News For The MCU fans?
Whether it is a piece of good news for Marvel fans is still being determined. Kevin Feige has approached the Matrix actor on several occasions to play the role of Marvel superheroes. Recently, there were several fan-casting images of Keanu Reeves turning into Ghost Rider. But it doesn’t look very certain now.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has started exploring supernatural dark creatures by introducing Moon Knight and Werewolf by Night. There is a significant possibility that Ghost Rider will soon pop up as Kevin Feige is a big fan of the character.
What Will Constantine Offer & How Does He Fit Inside DCU?
Fans loved when Keanu Reeves starring Constantine, first hit the theatres. The actor then ditched the iconic comic book look of blonde hair and the British accent. But after two decades, we will probably see him again playing a superhero role. Constantine is not a typical superhero, as he plays more of a flawed hero in the story.
A Justice League Dark movie was also under development. It got canceled after DC’s many cinematic projects came out to be a disaster.
Possibly, the Constantine sequel might set up a Justice League Dark movie. We have already seen Justice Society of America on the big screen without a proper introduction in Black Movie.
Black Adam movie also teased a little scene of Hell and its demons as they are still trying to find a loophole to unleash all the monsters on Earth. But whether it was a direct reference to Constantine or Lucifer is still being determined.
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When Can Fans See Constantine 2 In Theatres?
Director Francis Lawrence has confirmed that no plot has been developed yet, as he is discussing it with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. The production is in the very early stages, and no release date has been confirmed by either the director or the studio.
In 2005, Constantine grossed over $230 million worldwide with mixed reviews from the critics and the audiences. However, Keanu Reeves has recently had a career resurgence with the John Wick series. Even though it was rumored Reeves’s Constantine would become the leader of the upcoming Justice League Dark HBO Max series. But director Francis Lawrence’s words confirmed that Constantine 2 is under development. To watch the first Constantine film, you should check HBO Max.
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Source: Comic Book