The future of the Constantine sequel has been placed in doubt following the recent unveiling of DC’s new slate, but fans of the cult-classic superhero movie can now rest easy knowing that the long-awaited sequel is still alive and kicking at Warner Bros.
Keanu Reeves’ portrayal of the cynical detective and exorcist John Constantine in the 2005 movie was met with critical acclaim and fan adoration, so much so that fans have been clamoring for a sequel for years. Now, it looks like their wish is about to come true.
In a time of media shakeups and seismic franchise changes, it’s no surprise that the fate of some previously confirmed projects has been called into doubt. That was recently the case for the Constantine sequel, which was conspicuously absent from the DC slate unveiled by James Gunn and Peter Safran.
But fear not, as Warner Bros. has confirmed that the sequel is still a part of Gunn and Safran’s vision, and that everything is still on track as planned. The Constantine sequel will likely fall into the “Elseworlds” label, along with other projects such as Matt Reeves’ BatVerse and Todd Phillips’ Joker franchise.
So what is the Constantine film about? The movie follows John Constantine, a man who possesses a magical ability to interact with earthly and underworld creatures that include half-angels and half-demons. The first movie was released in 2005 to moderate commercial success and tepid critical reception, but fans fell in love with Reeves’ portrayal of the character.
While we wait for more updates on the Constantine sequel, fans can watch their favorite action star in his other titular John role, with the forthcoming release of John Wick: Chapter 4, slated for a worldwide theatrical release on March 24.
If you’re a fan of Keanu Reeves and the cult-classic Constantine, then this news should be music to your ears. Don’t miss out on the chance to see John Constantine and John Wick back in action on the big screen.