Despite current turbulence in DC’s slate that noticed many high-profile tasks both scrapped, shelved, or rethought, an unnamed Warner Bros. spokesperson has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the lately introduced Constantine sequel remains to be coming.
In September final 12 months it was introduced that, 17 years after the 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves, a follow-up reteaming him with director Francis Lawrence was on the best way. Lawrence went on to direct three of the 4 authentic Hunger Games films and can tackle the prequel film subsequent 12 months.
As first introduced, Oscar winner and Batman film alum Akiva Goldsman–a producer on the unique Constantine–will write the screenplay and produce the mission via his Weed Road Pictures, alongside J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella from Bad Robot. It’s fascinating to notice that Abrams was growing a Hellblazer tv present for HBO Max, however that mission additionally appears to be shelved, for now not less than.
When Constantine opened 17 years in the past, the character of John Constantine was one of many lesser-known members of DC’s pantheon however had the longest-running Vertigo Comics collection on the time. It grossed over $230 million worldwide towards a modest $85 million funds, in comparison with one other 2005 comedian e-book film Batman Begins, which had a $150 million funds. Though it isn’t precisely a correct Hellblazer adaptation, followers finally got here round to the film and have been clamoring for a sequel for a very long time.
Lawrence has been on report saying that he desires the Constantine sequel to be rated R, saying that certainly one of his regrets concerning the authentic was that it was PG-13.