Keanu Reeves' Constantine 2 Is In The Making, According To Co-Star
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The follow up to 2005's Constantine is 'in the works', according to one of the actors in the original film.
Peter Stormare, who starred in the movie alongside Keanu Reeves, confirmed the news via an Instagram post.
Stormare, who played Lucifer in the film, posted an image of himself in his role, writing simply: "Sequel in the works."
Keanu has had loads on, what with the ever popular John Wick franchise and of course the upcoming Matrix 4 - but he's previously expressed interest in a Constantine follow up.
It's been 15 years since the world was introduced occult detective John Constantine.
Keanu Reeves' character managed to exorcise people and travel between Earth and Hell as he sought salvation from eternal damnation for a suicide attempt in his youth.
Director Francis Lawrence told /Film earlier this year that he had spoken to Reeves and producer Akiva Goldsman about doing a sequel, however it's difficult as at the time they didn't hold the rights to the Constantine character.
But that hadn't stopped them thinking about how to make a sequel a reality.
"I think we all wanted to do it. It was successful enough. We wanted to make a responsible, more R-rated movie," Lawrence said.
"What I really liked about the first one was it was a really personal story, so I thought it'd be a mistake to get caught up in the supernatural gobbledygook.
"We have been talking about it recently. It's always stuck with all of us because we all love the movie, and especially realising there's a real cult following for this movie, it'd be fun to make. Keanu, Akiva, and I have actually talked about it."
The director explained that Constantine is part of Vertigo, which is a part of the DC universe. So, there are issues with working out who to approach to get the green light for the sequel.
Lawrence added that it hasn't been a lack of trying on their part.
"We all investigated it, but I think it's kind of crazy when you have Keanu, who would love to do another Constantine, and us wanting to do another Constantine, and people are like, 'Uh, no, we got other plans'. We'll see what happens," he said.
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