Keanu Reeves’ Constantine could be getting a sequel. Here’s everything we know about Constantine 2’s development, release date, cast, and story.
Here’s everything we know about Constantine 2. The Keanu Reeves movie was a reimagined version of the DC Comics character John Constantine aka Hellblazer. Reeves’ take ditched the character’s usual blonde look and British accent, but he made the supernatural detective his own. Constantine was the feature-length directorial debut for Francis Lawrence and had hopes of being a franchise.
When Constantine hit theaters in 2005, though, it was not a huge hit. The movie grossed over $230 million worldwide but earned mixed-to-negative reviews diminishing any chance of the sequel for the time being. However, Constantine has developed a cult following over time. With Reeves’ career resurgence thanks to John Wick, calls for Constantine 2 have only grown louder, leading to plenty of rumors that the sequel will happen in some form, either as a theatrical movie or even with Reeves returning as Constantine for a Justice League Dark HBO Max series.
The interest in Constantine 2 led to Reeves and others involved with the first film discussing the possibility of the sequel happening. This raises several questions, such as the status of Constantine 2, who will be in it, and when it will be released. Here’s everything we know about Constantine 2 so far.
Why Constantine 2 Probably Isn’t Happening
Initially, it appeared that Constantine 2 was happening. Peter Stormare starred in the first film as Lucifer and seemingly confirmed the sequel is coming. He randomly shared an image of himself in Constantine with the caption “Sequel In The Works.” Reeves too expressed interest in the project, which got many fans excited. Sadly, in December 2021, Reeves revealed he had failed to get Constantine 2 made, saying on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “I would love to play John Constantine again from the Constantine movie. I’ve tried, I’ve tried, Stephen. I would love to.“
Constantine 2: Possible Release Date, Cast & Story Details
There is no release date for Constantine 2 because of the project’s current status. Although Keanu Reeves’ statement suggests the long-awaited sequel is not to be, it’s still possible that Constantine 2 will get officially greenlit, however, and could get a release date some years down the road — likely summer 2024 or later. The current status of the development is not known, but since Lawrence and Reeves have been talking, it is possible Constantine 2 could happen quickly once (if) it is confirmed to be on the way.
If Constantine 2 does happen, Keanu Reeves will play John Constantine in the movie. He’s expressed an interest in playing the character again, and he’s already going back to one previous franchise by playing Neo again in The Matrix 4. Peter Stormare will also likely reprise his role as Lucifer. No other actors have teased their involvement. Other characters who could return include Shia LaBeouf, whose character Chas Kramer died in the original movie but is shown as an angel in a post-credits scene, Rachel Weisz who plays Angela Dodson, or even Tilda Swinton, whose archangel character Gabriel was left to live out life as a mortal.
It’s unclear what Constantine 2‘s story could be about, but the ending of the original movie does set up several arcs, like Angela pursuing a career in the paranormal. Constantine 2 could also go in a completely other direction with Constantine and Midnite (Djimon Hounsou) doing other investigations. With ample comic material to draw from, the possibilities are countless.
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