Constantine 2 in the Works with Keanu Reeves – The Hollywood Reporter

After reviving The Matrix final 12 months, Warner Bros. is bringing again yet one more Keanu Reeves property. The studio is growing a sequel to 2005’s Constantine, the movie based mostly on the supernatural DC property, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The undertaking is to reunite Reeves with director Francis Lawrence, who helmed the authentic. This time round, veteran scribe Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Goldsman can even produce by way of Weed Road Pictures, with J.J. Abrams producing by way of Bad Robot with Hannah Minghella. Deadline first reported the information.

Abrams has been growing a Constantine sequence for HBO Max; nonetheless, it is not going to be transferring ahead there. It’s doable it may discover life elsewhere. The similar is true of Madame X, one other Abrams-produced DC undertaking that can not have a house on HBO Max.

Under the newly merged firm Warner Bros. Discovery, there was a shift in technique, with an emphasis on theatrical tasks for DC characters. There has additionally been cost-cutting, with the expensive Abrams-produced Demimonde additionally not transferring ahead at HBO earlier in the summer time. The information comes as Abrams and collaborators have been buying round the animated Batman: Caped Crusader, a sequence developed for HBO Max that’s not heading to the service.

Constantine earned $230 million globally, and the character has been stored alive in the public consciousness. After Reeves’ iteration of the anti-hero, who in DC lore is an occult detective, the Matt Ryan performed John Constantine in an NBC sequence, and in a while The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow.

In the years since the first Constantine movie, Reeves’ star energy has solely risen, with the actor juggling a number of franchises, together with John Wick. The fourth installment bows in March.

Lawrence, in the meantime, has a packed schedule. He is presently filming the Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and can also be connected to direct the Netflix online game adaptation Bioshock.

Reeves is repped by WME, Sugar23 and Ziffren Brittenham. Lawrence is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobsen.

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