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Keanu Reeves no longer sure his Constantine sequel is happening

March 9th, 2023 by Marc Comments

You’ll recall that as recently as last September (here) it looked like Keanu Reeves was set to return as John Constantine in a sequel to the 2005 DC Comics adaptation.

At the time Reeves was such an unlikely choice to play Constantine – the Hellblazer – as, in the comics, Constantine is a blonde from Liverpool who looks like Sting but over time, the movie has become a fan favourite and, with the DC multiverse being well in play now, why can’t another reality’s Constantine look like Neo from the Matrix?

We were all excited to hear that Reeves, who already has the John Wick, Bill & Ted and Matrix franchises under his belt, was coming back to battle hell’s best (worst?) once more.

However, when we heard the new plans for DC under James Gunn and Peter Safran (here), we immediately feared that the supernatural sequel might find its neck on the block but when its name never made it into the cancellation lists, we felt happy – Reeves was coming back and all was right (pfft!) with the world.

Heck, in a recent Reddit AMA Reeves was asked: “Have you spoken with James Gunn at all in regards to Constantine 2? Hope we get to see it!”

To which he replied: “Yes, and me too.”

There’s no doubt that DC and Warners have plans to bring Constantine into the new DCEU and that will be a whole new casting choice but, given that currently, we have Robert Pattinson, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton set to play Batman on the big screen again soon, the notion of two Contantines really doesn’t seem that strange.

Gunn has said that there will be a DC prime timeline and there will be ‘Elseworlds’ movies such as the Joker sequel and Pattinson’s Batman movies and spin-offs, so there’s no reason why Constantine 2 can’t fit in there too. That makes sense.

Doesn’t it?

Let me know if you want to see Reeves’ Constantine back on the big screen as much as you do.

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….