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Sequel To Cult Keanu Reeves Movie Given Green Light

Sequel To Cult Keanu Reeves Movie Given Green Light

‘Constantine’ will receive a follow-up in the near future

Whoever’s been hoping and praying for a sequel to 2005’s Constantine - a movie based on the DC comic Hellblazer and starring Keanu Reeves as the titular exorcist with a penchant for bouncing between the realms of Earth and Hell (not this one, unless?) - your wishes have come true. As reported by Deadline just the other day, a follow-up movie has been given the go-ahead by Warner Bros. Pictures.

What’s more, the second Constantine movie - no title just yet - will see both the original’s director, Francis Lawrence, return to production, and Keanu Reeves reprise his role as the occult detective slash conman slash warlock (and yes I’m getting this from Wikipedia having never watched this movie or read its inspirational comic material - maybe I should?). The script for the sequel will be written by Akiva Goldsman, whose credits include Batman Forever and I Am Legend. Pretty suitable then.

Hey, here’s a trailer for 2005’s Constantine, because why not…

Goldsman is also on board as a producer, a role he’ll share with Bad Robot’s Hannah Minghella and JJ Abrams. The 2005 movie made just over $230m against a budget of up to $100m, but all involved will surely be hoping that the huge popularity of comicbook and superhero media over the last decade will push this sequel’s fortunes far higher. 

Nothing more to say on this one really, not right now, except hey, if you’re thrilled about this, hooray! It’s great when older, cult-status movies and the like get revived for fresh audiences, isn’t it. Yes, it is. Right, suppose I’d best swot up on all things Constantine now, for when we next get a news beat on this thing. 

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Topics: TV And Film, DC