Keanu Reeves would love to reprise character for film with terrible reviews
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Keanu Reeves would love to reprise one of his roles but has said that no one is interested in making it happen.
The Hollywood actor is enjoying a fresh flush of critical acclaim off the back of his most recent flick, John Wick: Chapter 4, which currently holds an impressive 8.3 on IMDB and a near-perfect 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Reeves is, of course, no stranger to a sequel - having made four John Wick films, three Bill & Ted flicks, and four Matrix movies.
However, he says that there’s one particular character that he’s itching to play again but Hollywood just doesn't seem interested.
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2021, Reeves was asked if there was one role he’d be keen to reprise, with Colbert then warning him that once he said it ‘someone will then ask you to’.
He then told Colbert that isn’t the case and that one particular character had proved that.
“I want to play… I would love to play John Constantine again, from Constantine,” he said.
At this point, a fairly incredulous Colbert asked Reeves if he really believes that no one would be willing to make a sequel to the movie, to which the actor responded: “I’ve tried. I’ve tried, Stephen."
For those unfamiliar with 2005’s Constantine, it centres on John Constantine (played by Reeves) a supernatural exorcist and demon expert, who has the ability to travel between Earth and Hell and communicate with half-angels and half-demons.
His special gifts are then called upon to help prove that the death of a police officer’s sister was not a suicide.
It’s fair to say the film didn’t exactly set the world alight - it holds a less than impressive 46 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, but has fared a little better on IMDB with a 7 out of 10.
One reviewer noted: “Most of the script consists of speeches explaining too many intricate rules of supernatural battles between good and evil. Even the cast seems bored.”
While another said the movie ‘peaks early, then descends into portentous nonsense’.
Nonetheless, the movie proved to be a success at the box office - grossing $230.9 million worldwide against a budget of around $70-100 million.
And, since its original release, it’s garnered quite a cult following - so much so that last year, it was reported that a sequel was in the works.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros had Reeves and Constantine director Francis Lawrence onboard, with Akiva Goldsman also set to write the script.
But in a disappointing update just last month, the Speed star admitted to CinemaBlend: "We're trying, I don't know if it's going to happen.”