Although it has been nearly 15 years since the release of the supernatural action movie Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves, a sequel has never come to fruition despite the constant rumours and speculation throughout the years.
However, in a recent interview with SlashFilm, Constantine director Francis Lawrence explained that while a sequel may not happen due to the direction DC is currently taking with its shared universes, the original team behind the film is still eager to work on a follow-up one day.
“I think we all wanted to do it. It was successful enough,” Lawrence explained. “We wanted to make a responsible, more R-rated movie. By responsible, I mean we’d make a movie that wouldn’t cost quite as much as the original, which we thought was going to be PG-13. We worked on the sequel for a while. It was tricky to come up with where to take it. What I really liked about the first one was it was a really personal story, so I thought it’d be a mistake to get caught up in the supernatural gobblygook. The idea of a personal story was really interesting, and that was the hard thing to come across.”
“We have been talking about it recently,” Lawrence continued. “It’s always stuck with all of us because we all love the movie, and especially realizing there’s a real cult following for this movie, it’d be fun to make. Keanu, Akiva, and I have actually talked about it.”
Lawrence continued to explain that the Constantine character is currently unavailable for TV and movies due to upcoming projects currently in development – including the JJ Abrams/Bad Robot Constantine movie and his numerous appearances across the CW Arrowverse shows.
“Unfortunately, I don’t even remember who has it, but with all these shared universes that exist now, with Constantine being a part of Vertigo, which is a part of DC, people have plans for these shared universes,” Lawrence added. “You know, possibly different Constantines and things like that. Right now, we don’t have that character available to us for TV or movies, which is a bummer. We all investigated it, but I think it’s kind of crazy when you have Keanu, who would love to do another Constantine, and us wanting to do another Constantine, and people are like, “Uh, no, we got other plans.” We’ll see what happens.”
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