After many years of waiting and hoping for Constantine 2 to return, it appears our prayers are finally answered. Another great news is that Keanu Reeves has been confirmed to be reprising his role by Warner Bros. but Peter Stormare who played Lucifer may not return in the sequel.
Reeves whose face is well-known in the industry appeared in the original movie as John Constantine, a warlock of the DC comics who explores supernatural happenings, including a bigger scheme to being the son of Lucifer do the world. Other cast members in the first movie include Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
However, it is not exactly known if all the actors appeared in the original film will reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel except for Reeves. Though the movie received mixed responses at the time, it became a fan favorite. During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last year, the actor said “I would love to play John Constantine again from the Constantine movie. I’ve tried, I’ve tried, Stephen. I would love to.” Before the sequel was announced, Reeves previously revealed that he tried many times and failed plenty of times to make part II happen. Despite the attempted failures, it appears that a sequel is happening and fans of Constantine couldn’t be happier.
And finally Reeves wish came true! The long-awaited sequel is in development after 18 years since the first one landed in theatres, filmmaker Francis Lawrence is returning to helm the sequel with a screenplay from Akiva Goldsman, who will also serve as a producer on behalf of his production company Weed Road Pictures alongside J.J. Abrams on behalf of Bad Robot and Hannah Minghella.
Director Lawrence, who marked his directorial debut on the first film, has also made similar public proclamations.
“I think we all wanted to do it. It was successful enough. We wanted to make a responsible, R-rated movie.” Lawerence said.
“By responsible, I mean we’d make a movie that wouldn’t cost quite as much as the original, which we thought was going to be PG-13,” he put in. “We worked on the sequel for a while. It was tricky to come up with where to take it.”
Currently, details for the sequel are kept under wraps and an official release date is yet to be determined but we predict that “Constantine 2” will arrive sometime in 2023.