The only soul that Satan himself would come up with is to get a sequel. “Constantine” is back.
Diversity to confirm that Warner Bros. will sequel to the 2005 supernatural action film “Constantine” starring Keanu Reeves. The blockbuster star will reunite with original director Francis Lawrence, who is known for taking over the “Hunger Games” franchise after the first film.
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“Constantine” is a hot property in Hollywood, inspiring an NBC series created by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, and was recently being developed into a new series for HBO Max by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. However, sources say Diversity 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 film came together. Four scripts were written for the new series adaptation in present day London.
Another Justice League Dark project also being put forward is the “Madame X” series produced by Angela Robinson. But this does not mean that the two series cannot be resurrected somewhere else. Sources say that Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot are still extremely high on both projects and it is expected to find a new home for both.
Adapted from the DC comics, John Constantine is an exorcist who wants to tip the scales in his favor in the battle between good and evil. Able to see demons and angels affecting ordinary people, Constantine is driven to send every last demon to Hell securing his place in heaven because, “What would you do if you were sentenced to a prison where you spent half of the prisoners there. ?”
This is a long story among fans, especially after the big 15-year reunion that Reeves and Lawrence attended Comic-Con. In addition, the star himself openly expressed interest in returning to the holy war raging on the streets of Los Angeles. “I love that life,” Reeves said Diversity“and I love that character.”
Details are scarce but we do know the bare bones of the deal: Akiva Goldsman (who helmed the many new “Star Trek” series on Paramount +) will write and produce through his production company Weed Road Pictures, along with Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella.
Fingers crossed for this reunion as well as the best ever interpretations of Gabriel and the Devil himself (Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare) in the history of cinema. And if Gavin Rossdale wanted to return as well… we’d be down.
Joe Otterson and Ellise Shafer contributed to this report.
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