It took almost two decades, but Constantine finally getting a sequel. Keanu Reeves will reprise his starring role as the titular character, and Francis Lawrence will return to direct the follow-up.
As reported by Deadline, Akiva Goldsman is writing the script and producing alongside JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Erwin Stoff will also produce the film. There are no others currently attached to the project.
Reeves has previously stated several times that he would love to play the character again and told Variety, Esquireand Stephen Colbert all the same for the last few years. He even said he tried to get it done but let it go. Peter Stormare, who played Lucifer in the original, also wrote on Instagram in November 2020 that a sequel was in the works, but Warner Bros. representatives did’nt answer when asked about it.
Reeves has revisited a few of his old franchises in recent years. That John Wick star made sequels to Bill and Ted and The Matrix in 2020 and 2021 respectively, both of which had been dormant for decades.
Variety had reported in February 2021 that a Constantine series was on the way to HBO Max and that JJ Abrams was also an executive producer. However, according to a new report at the same outlet, that the TV reboot has been killed along with a Madam X series. However, they may still appear elsewhere such as Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot are reportedly “extremely high” on both projects and expect the two shows to find a home elsewhere.