Deadline has learned that Warner Bros. is developing a sequel to Constantine, the 2005 superhero horror film based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer comic book series. Keanu Reeves will return to star as the titular exorcist, while Francis Lawrence, who made his directorial debut with the original, will be back to helm the project. The screenplay is being written by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin).
From a Deadline report:
When it opened 17 years ago the Reeves-starring pic based on the intricate DC character grossed over $200 million in 2005 box office dollars worldwide. It opened a world of potential, and fans have long been hot on a sequel. Reeves will reprise as 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 between a battle between the archangel Gabriel and Lucifer.
Constantine 2 doesn’t seem to have an expected release date yet, but Reeves will be back in cinemas next year for John Wick: Chapter 4, which is scheduled for release on March 23, 2023.
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