Keanu Reeves Reveals He Would 'Love' To Do A Constantine Sequel
It's been 15 years since the world was introduced occult detective John Constantine.
Keanu Reeves' character in Constantine managed to exorcise people and travel between Earth and Hell as he sought salvation from eternal damnation for a suicide attempt in his youth.
While the movie had mixed reviews, it seems like the people involved in it, including Keanu, are keen for another go.
Director Francis Lawrence has told /Film that he has spoken to Reeves and producer Akiva Goldsman about doing a sequel, however it's difficult because the movie and plot exists and is owned by different franchises.
But that hasn'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 gobblygook."
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"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.
Constantine entered the DC universe in the comic book sphere where he fought none other than Batman.
The story was published under the DC Black Label, which sparked headlines around the world when one of the comics featured a frame of the Caped Crusader's penis.
But despite the fact the illustrations were intended for more mature audiences, DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio have expressed regret over some of the 'publishing decisions' that were made.
In other words, perhaps the fans weren't ready for Batman full-frontal.
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