The only soul that Satan himself would come to collect is getting a sequel. “Constantine” is back.
Variety can confirm that Warner Bros. will make a sequel to the 2005 supernatural action movie ‘Constantine’ starring Keanu Reeves. The blockbuster star will be reunited with original director Francis Lawrence, best known for taking over the “Hunger Games” franchise after the first film.
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“Constantine” has been a hot item in Hollywood leading to an NBC series created by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, and even more recently was developed into a new series for HBO Max by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. However, sources say Variety that the HBO Max series is now dead, although the streamer was in early talks with an actor for the lead role before the new movie came together. Four scripts were written for the new adaptation set in contemporary London.
Another Justice League Dark project that is also being shelved is the “Madame X” series produced by Angela Robinson. But this doesn’t mean that both series can’t be resurrected elsewhere. Sources say that both Warner Bros. Television like Bad Robot remain extremely high on both projects and expect to find a new home for both of them.
An exorcist from the DC comics, John Constantine is an exorcist who tries to tip the scales in his favor in the battle between good and evil. Able to see the demons and angels influencing ordinary people, Constantine is driven to send every last demon to hell, thus cementing his place in heaven, because: “What would you do if you were sentenced to prison? where half of the prisoners there were placed by you?”
This sequel has long been whispered among fans, especially after the big 15-year reunion that both Reeves and Lawrence attended at Comic-Con. In addition, the star herself has openly expressed an interest in returning to the holy war raging on the streets of Los Angeles. “I just loved that world,” Reeves told Variety“and I love that character.”
Details are scarce, but we know the gist of the deal: Akiva Goldsman (who heads the multiple new “Star Trek” series on Paramount+) will write and produce through his production company Weed Road Pictures, along with JJ Abrams. by Bad Robot and Hanna Minghella.
Fingers crossed that this reunion also brings back the very best interpretations of Gabriel and the Devil himself (Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare) in the history of cinema. And if Gavin Rossdale wanted to come back too… we wouldn’t be here.
Joe Otterson and Ellise Shafer contributed to this report.
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