DC’s resident occult anti-hero, John Constantine might be in for a sequel with Keanu Reeves revealing that he would like to play the iconic character again. In a recent interview, he has been quoted to say, “I’ve always wanted to play John Constantine again. I just love that world, too, and I love that character.
I just had a blast playing a character and in that world.” Even fourteen years later, the 2005 Francis Lawrence debut feature remains a cult favorite. The DC Comic’s Hellblazer comic book-based film, starred Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou and more. Based on Alan Moore’s writing, the film borrowed from the ‘Dangerous Habits’ story arc and the ‘Original Sins’ story arc.
Released in the same year as DC’s Batman Begins, despite mixed reviews, the film managed to stand apart and create a place for itself. This, however, is not the first time that talks about Constantine’s sequel have gained attention. Director Lawrence himself had previously mentioned in 2011, about wanting to make a sequel, with R-rating, but nothing panned out. The chances of things being different this time around are quite improbable. Other than the slim profit margins, that the sequel will be able to get the original cast back together is implausible.
Despite its slim chances, Reeve’s comment has rekindled the excitement of the fanbase. And fans of Constantine can catch the character in Matt Ryan’s version, on NBC, on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. The character is even rumored to appear in Justice League Dark movie. For now, fans of Keanu Reeves can catch him on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.