Keanu Reeves, the iconic actor renowned for his portrayal of the brooding demon hunter in Constantine, has ignited anticipation for the highly-anticipated sequel, Constantine 2. Reeves, who has consistently expressed his eagerness to reprise the role, recently provided a promising update during a Reddit Q&A session.
Addressing a fan’s question about discussions with DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn regarding Constantine 2, Reeves enthusiastically responded, “Yes, and me too.” This revelation comes after years of Reeves persistently advocating for the sequel, a desire that was often met with denial from Warner Bros.
In a candid statement made in late January, Reeves reflected on his attachment to the role, describing it as “unfinished business” and expressing his admiration for director Francis Lawrence’s exceptional work. Reeves admitted to regularly approaching Warner Bros., pleading for the opportunity to bring Constantine 2 to fruition, despite facing repeated rejections. He envisioned the sequel as an “open playground,” eager to craft something special with the creative team.
The news of Constantine 2 faced a brief cancellation scare six months later, raising concerns among fans. However, these worries were swiftly dispelled, affirming the sequel’s resilience under the transformative leadership of James Gunn in the new DC Universe regime.
Adding on to this, Akiva Goldsman, the writer behind Constantine 2, recently provided minor updates on the plot, offering fans a glimpse into what to expect from the forthcoming sequel.
Constantine 2 is set to become a noteworthy addition to the newly announced Elseworlds vertical at DC, joining the ranks of highly-anticipated films like The Batman – Part II and Joker: Folie à Deux. As Warner Bros. unfolds its ambitious 10-year plan for the DC Universe, Constantine 2 emerges as one of the fan-favorite projects, promising a thrilling return to the supernatural world with Keanu Reeves.