Not every movie revival will get a positive response, but here’s one that should get comic book fans very excited. Warner Bros has announced that it will be making a sequel to the 2005 supernatural film Constantine, with Keanu Reeves set to return as the title character.
The blockbuster star will also reunite with original director Francis Lawrence, best known for taking over the Hunger Games franchise after the first film. Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, The Dark Tower) will write the script and produce via Weed Road Pictures, along with Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella, but little else is known beyond that.
The news comes after rumors of a Constantine sequel, especially after Reeves and Lawrence attended a huge 15-year reunion at Comic-Con. The movie’s return means the Abrams-led HBO Max TV reboot has now been pulled, but there’s still a chance it could be revived on a different platform. Sources say both Warner Bros Television and Bad Robot are hoping to find a new home for the show (via Variety).
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With the original couple’s montage, expectations are certainly high for the untitled sequel. Adapted from DC Comics, Constantine follows John Constantine, an exorcist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half angels and half demons in their true forms and travel between Earth and Hell. The official synopsis for him reads:
“As a suicide survivor, demon hunter John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) has literally been to hell and back, and he knows that when he dies, he will have a one-way ticket to Satan’s kingdom unless he can earn enough goodwill. to climb God’s ladder. to heaven. While he helps policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) investigate the apparent suicide of her identical twin, Constantine becomes embroiled in a supernatural plot involving both demonic and angelic forces.
Let’s cross our fingers that this long-awaited reunion recounts one of the best performances of Gabriel (Tilda Swinton) and the Devil himself (Peter Stormare) in the history of cinema. No release date has been set for the project yet, so it could be a while before we see any soul-claiming action on the big screen.